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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
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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...

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...

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