“I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat.”


Formation and the Wounded World

The Redemptorist Seminarians of the Postulancy of the Campo Grande Province in Curitiba, led by the formator Padre Joaquim Parron, in addition to studies, spirituality and human-community formation, carry out pastoral work based on the charism of the Congregation and guided by the Guidelines of the Church in Brazil: Proclamation of the Word, Missionary Action, Sharing of the Holy Eucharist and Works of Charity. 

The celebration of the Eucharist takes the concrete form of solidarity with those who do not have their daily bread.

​The young Redemptorists of the Postulancy articulate three fundamental dimensions in the social and missionary pastoral work carried out by them, in communion with the laity:

1st “Giving food through the delivery of lunch boxes and food baskets to the impoverished”, inspired by Our Lord Jesus Christ, who says in Saint Matthew 25, 35: “I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat”.

2nd. “Teaching to fish” through practical courses to help secure employment for survival, reflected by St. James 1, 27 who says: “pure and true religion consists in helping orphans, widows and poor”.

3rd. Promoting just employment by asserting citizenship prerogatives and defending human rights, inspired by the prophet Isaiah 10, 1, who says: “Woe to those who make unjust decrees against the poor.”

The pastoral life of the Postulancy is intense in the proclamation of Copious Redemption in this ‘wounded world’ by the oppression and marginalization of the impoverished of our land. 

The Redemptorist presence welcomes vulnerable people, delivers lunchboxes to those who have nothing to eat in courses, and provides basic food baskets for two thousand five hundred families every month. 

Ricardo Lopes