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Celebrate and Contribute to the Passionist History story on Giving Tuesday November 28, 2023
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Celebrate and Contribute to the Passionist History story on Giving Tuesday November 28, 2023

Join with me to look at some exciting past events about the Passionist Historical Archives (PHA). Your donation on this Giving Tuesday helps support the PHA mission to promote past and future understanding of Passionist history, spirituality and ministry. Go to our donation page now. See photos of the many PHA relationships: How the Passionist...

What did Passionist Father Mark Moeslein write in Sign Magazine about his ministry among North Carolina Negroes in 1931?
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What did Passionist Father Mark Moeslein write in Sign Magazine about his ministry among North Carolina Negroes in 1931?

Born in 1854, Mark Moeslein was ordained a Passionist priest in 1878. From 1880 till 1913 he was assigned to the monasteries in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dunkirk, New York and West Hoboken (renamed Union City in 1925), New Jersey . When Bishop Paul Nussbaum, C.P. took possession of the See of Corpus Christi, Texas in 1913,...

Passionists and Black History Month February 2023. St. Peter’s Chapel Car in North Carolina, 1925-1931.
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Passionists and Black History Month February 2023. St. Peter’s Chapel Car in North Carolina, 1925-1931.

This artistic image from the Passionist Historical Archives shows St. Peter’s Chapel Car. This was specially designed Pullman Car developed in conjunction with the Catholic Extension Society in Chicago. This Passionist ministry crisscrossed North Carolina from 1925 to 1931 by way of local railroad tracks with the purpose to preach the Gospel to scattered Catholics...

Understanding Christmas in 1962: As seen in The Sign Magazine.
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Understanding Christmas in 1962: As seen in The Sign Magazine.

This is my short video reflection to celebrate December 30, 2022 as we approach 2023. Please click on the link in the Advent/Christmas calendar for December 30 and press the play button. How is our Christmas faith similar or changed from 60 years ago just as the world the turbulent and hopeful was underway? https://passionist.org/advent-calendar-2022/

The Passionists in Germany/Austria- 100 Years 1922 to 2022: Selected Photos from the Centennial Celebration in Schwarzenfeld, Germany on October 15 & 16, 2022 by Rob Carbonneau, C.P.
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The Passionists in Germany/Austria- 100 Years 1922 to 2022: Selected Photos from the Centennial Celebration in Schwarzenfeld, Germany on October 15 & 16, 2022 by Rob Carbonneau, C.P.

In my capacity as Passionist historian I was honored to represent American Passionists from St. Paul of the Cross Province (based in the Eastern United States). I am seen here standing before the Schwarzenfeld monastery church on October 16, 2022. Click on the link below to see a short pdf photo presentation which shows the...

Life, Death, Memory. Remembering the deaths of three Passionists in Hunan, China, April 24, 1929
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Life, Death, Memory. Remembering the deaths of three Passionists in Hunan, China, April 24, 1929

This photo, taken by Patrick Hayes, Ph.D. on his recent visit to St. Ann’s Basilica, Scranton, Pennsylvania shows me standing before the historic portraits of Passionist Fathers Godfrey Holbein, Clement Seybold and Walter Coveyou. Their murders by Chinese bandits in West Hunan, China was a key event in American Catholic missionay history to China, and...

Asian American Catholic Experience: Listen and learn about Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean and Filipino culture and devotion from the 1800s till the present day.
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Asian American Catholic Experience: Listen and learn about Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean and Filipino culture and devotion from the 1800s till the present day.

Above is the book cover of The Cambridge Companion to American Catholicism. Editors: Margaret M. McGuinness and Thomas F. Rzeznik. (Cambridge University Press, 2021). You are invited to listen to this April 1, 2022 podcast from WSOU Radio, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey. Father Lawrence E. Frizzell interviews Passionist Father Robert Carbonneau about...

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