Passionist Fathers Walter Coveyou, Godfrey Holbein and Clement Seybold were killed by bandits in Hunan, China on April 24, 1929. When news reached St. Ann’s Monastery in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the Passionist priests and brothers and the local people participated in a public “field mass” so as to facilitate mourning and healing – as seen in the above photo.
On July 20, 2021, as part of the Solemn Novena to Good Saint Ann at Saint Ann’s Shrine Basilica in Scranton, Pennsylvania Passionist historian Father Rob Carbonneau, C.P., Ph.D. reflected how these three Passionist missionaries and others who journeyed to China has inspired his life by providing him with a world vision of faith.
Should you ever come to Scranton, the Passionists invite you to “Look at the basilica, visit the basilica, light a candle, say a prayer. at the basilica” Visit St. Ann’s Basilica website at http://www.stannsmonasterybasilica.org
YOU ARE INVITED TO REFLECT ON THE JULY 20, 2021 SECOND TALK OF THE SUMMER SOLEMN NOVENA BY FATHER ROB CARBONNEAU, C.P. THINK ABOUT HOW THESE PASSIONISTS AND OTHERS YOU KNOW INSPIRE YOUR THE FAITH AND HOPE OF DAILY LIFE