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The Passionist Historical Archives & Women’s History Month at The University of Scranton
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The Passionist Historical Archives & Women’s History Month at The University of Scranton

Above, Ms. Alana B. Siock, class of 2021 at The University of Scranton and Father Rob Carbonneau, C.P., Ph.D., Passionist historian and adjunct professor at the Department of History, University of Scranton are working seen together processing Passionist historical documentation. Celebrate Women’s History Month 2021. Click on this link to hear Alana reflect on what...

February 27, 2021: Feast of Saint Gabriel Possenti, Passionist-A reflection on the options we have to seek comfort and healing
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February 27, 2021: Feast of Saint Gabriel Possenti, Passionist-A reflection on the options we have to seek comfort and healing

Take a moment to say this prayer to Passionist Saint Gabriel Possenti ( 1838-1862). Father Victor Hoagland, C.P., some years ago, published this prayer in a booklet printed by the Passionist Missionaries, (offices are now located in New York). Unfortunately, Saint Gabriel died from the tuberculosis. This pandemic afflicted so many people in Europe and...

As we conclude Black History Month this February 2021, join with The Passionist Historical Archives and take a look back to 1952 to recall the Passionist ministry with American Black Catholics.
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As we conclude Black History Month this February 2021, join with The Passionist Historical Archives and take a look back to 1952 to recall the Passionist ministry with American Black Catholics.

In 1952, publication of Passionist Centenary in America 1852 to 1952, included the page, (seen above), which emphasized what was then called the Dixieland Missions. St. Paul of the Cross (eastern province) staffed parishes in Washington, New Bern and Greenville, North Carolina. At the same time, Holy Cross Province staffed parishes in Fairfield and Ensley,...

Because of the Covid-19 Pandemic my heart and soul are filled with mediations for Lent 2021. What are yours?
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Because of the Covid-19 Pandemic my heart and soul are filled with mediations for Lent 2021. What are yours?

In the days leading up to this Ash Wednesday February 17, 2021, this book (cover above), by Passionist Scripture scholar Father Carroll Stuhlmueller has been on my mind. Published by Paulist Press in 1978 it offers short reflections for Ash Wednesday, each day in the Five Weeks of Lent, Holy Week, the Sundays of Lent,...

January 5, 2021. Let us celebrate the Feast of Passionst Saint Charles Houben (1821–1893) of Mount Argus, Dublin, Ireland.
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January 5, 2021. Let us celebrate the Feast of Passionst Saint Charles Houben (1821–1893) of Mount Argus, Dublin, Ireland.

Canonized on June 3, 2007 in Saint Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City by Pope Benedict XVI, his feast day recalls the day his death on Janaury 5, 1893. Over those yearss, as local people of Dublin, Ireland shared their burden of suffering with him, his prayerful compassionate response led to healings that made St. Paul’s Retreat...

Seek peace on Christmas Day 2020. A meditation inspired by Passionists at the historic St. Augustine Catholic Church, Yuanling (沅陵), Hunan (湖南) province, China.
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Seek peace on Christmas Day 2020. A meditation inspired by Passionists at the historic St. Augustine Catholic Church, Yuanling (沅陵), Hunan (湖南) province, China.

History reminds us that there is a place of peace for all of us. This photo is from the digitized Passionist China Collection. Peace is a human quest. Peace is a religious quest. Peace is an individual quest. Peace is a social quest. To know peace we have to seek peace, find peace and accept...

St. Joseph’s Monastery Parish Church, Baltimore, Maryland Stained Glass Window of the Prophet Isaiah Speaks to us in Advent 2020: Reflection Two
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St. Joseph’s Monastery Parish Church, Baltimore, Maryland Stained Glass Window of the Prophet Isaiah Speaks to us in Advent 2020: Reflection Two

The Passionists arrived in Baltmore in 1865. As the city expanded a new parish church was built and dedicated on October 2, 1932. It is astounding that this church was built duirng the Great Depression that so crippled the United States. This stained glass window of the Prophet Isaiah is a stunning feature of this...