- Scholarly Activity: At the March 28-29, 2003 meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association Fr. Rob Carbonneau, C.P will present the paper: “The Passionist Centennial in Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1902-2002.” Fr. John O’Brien, C.P. from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts will present the paper: “Monsignor George G. Higgins and the Industry Council Plan.” Also former Passionist Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo from Brooklyn College, New York will present the paper: “The Catholic Grounding of the Puerto Rican Independence Movement,1910-1959.
- Volunteer: Since mid-September 2002 Mr. Richard Miller, former Passionist Felix Miller, from Perth Amboy, New Jersey has, one day a week, volunteered his time to identify pictures, and photocopy deteriorating documents in the China collection.
- Publications associated with Passionist history:
- Rudolph M. Bell and Cristina Mazzoni The Voices of Gemma Galgani: The Life and Afterlife of a Modern Saint (University of Chicago Press, 2002 ) Chicago, Illinois. $30.00.
- Paul Mugavero Baker La Familgia Americana: The American Family (Andeas Communications, Inc. Baltimore, Maryland, 2002) features mid-twentieth century life in St. Joseph’s Monastery Parish, Baltimore.
- John Moreno, A.A.S., B.A., M.A. A Spirituality for Police Officers (Catholic Lay Preachers in cooperation with Trafford Publishers, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 2002) is based in part on his experience at Bishop Molloy Retreat House, Jamaica, New York.
- Father Paulino Alonso, C.P. who resides at the Passionist Generalate in Rome, Italy has published an archival based article, in Italian, which provides historical background on the first Passionists who came from Italy to the United States in 1852. It is Paulino Alonso B., C.P. “La Congregazione della Passione oltrepassa l’Atlantico. I prolegomeni della fondazione dei Passionisti negli USA.” La Sapienza della Croce (September 2002): 301-325. If you would like a copy please contact the Passionist Historical Archives.