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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...

St. Joseph’s Monastery Church, Baltimore, Maryland   and the Stained Glass Window of the Immaculate Conception
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St. Joseph’s Monastery Church, Baltimore, Maryland and the Stained Glass Window of the Immaculate Conception

The Passionists arrived in Baltmore in 1865. As the city expanded a new parish church was built and dedicated on October 2, 1932. This stained glass window of the Immaculate Conception is a stunning feature of this Romanesque structure. The parish is now staffed by the Archdiocese of Baltimore. On this Feast of the Immaculate...

“The Dream and Nightmare of a Passionist Historian,” by Rob Carbonneau, C.P.  Join with the Passionists as we celebrate our 300th anniversary,  1720-2020.
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“The Dream and Nightmare of a Passionist Historian,” by Rob Carbonneau, C.P. Join with the Passionists as we celebrate our 300th anniversary, 1720-2020.

A week before the pandemic isolation. (L to R) Fr. Paul Cherukoduth, C.P. visits from India, Fr. Siby John, C.P. assigned to St. Ann’s Basilica Parish in Scranton and Fr. Rob Carbonneau, C.P. tour the Passionist exhbit. Events scheduled and postponed have been common for all of us. This short essay is my experience on...

Celebrate the Passionists 300th Anniversary, 1720 to 2020. A short photo history
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Celebrate the Passionists 300th Anniversary, 1720 to 2020. A short photo history

The above image shows the Passionist Rule, profession cross received when taking vows and a Passionist sign that represents the Passionist Congregation. “Lift High the Cross. Remembering Passionist Compassion Worldwide from 1720-2020″ has been an public exhibit at The University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania since February 2020. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic opportunities have...

An Interview with Br. Larry Finn, C.P. on St. Paul of the Cross, founder of the Passionist Congregation
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An Interview with Br. Larry Finn, C.P. on St. Paul of the Cross, founder of the Passionist Congregation

Throughout th world, Passionists and many inspired by the spirituality of St. Paul of the Cross celebrate his feast day on October 19. However, in the United Srates it is October 20.Br. Larry Finn, C.P., is a Canadian who has served the Passionist Congregation in the United States, Rome, and South Korea and now resides...

An Interview with Fr. Robert Carbonneau, C.P.
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An Interview with Fr. Robert Carbonneau, C.P.

In the months before the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic, the Passionist Magazine published by Holy Cross Province based out of Chicago in the United States asked me to reflect on new paradigms that might help people unfamiliar with the Passionist Congregation learn about our 20th century U.S. and international history. I hope my short reflection inspires...

Celebrate the Passionist 300th Anniversary: Discover how many countries where Passionists preach, minister and serve in 2020.
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Celebrate the Passionist 300th Anniversary: Discover how many countries where Passionists preach, minister and serve in 2020.

To celebrate the Passionist centennial in the United States (1852-1952), this map was published which showed the international scope of the Passionist ministries seven years after World War II ended in 1945. Take a close look. See when first Passionists arrived in each country. Connect to this link if you want to know the international...