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Let us remember the heroic witness, sacrifice and sanctity of Blessed Passionist Bishop Eugene Bossilkov (1900-1952) of Bulgaria on his Feast Day, November 13.
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Let us remember the heroic witness, sacrifice and sanctity of Blessed Passionist Bishop Eugene Bossilkov (1900-1952) of Bulgaria on his Feast Day, November 13.

As you look a the above photo say the prayer below. Seek inspiration, courage and healing. A Prayer to Blessed Eugene Bossilkov, a Pasionist Martyr. O Bishop Bossilkov, remind me to understand the world-wide meaning of Jesus’ suffering. May your unjust trial and execution in 1952 serve as a reminder not to be numb to...

St. Paul of the Cross – Pray For Us. Feast Day Meditation Before a Stained-Glass Window of this Passionist saint at St. Joseph’s Monastery Parish Church, Baltimore, Maryland.
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St. Paul of the Cross – Pray For Us. Feast Day Meditation Before a Stained-Glass Window of this Passionist saint at St. Joseph’s Monastery Parish Church, Baltimore, Maryland.

October 20, 2021 is the Feast Day of St. Paul of the Cross, founder of the Passionist Congregation. The image above is the stained-glass window over the side altar chapel dedicated to St. Paul of the Cross located at St. Joseph’s Monastery Parish Church, in Baltimore, Maryland. It is a triptych depicting important events in...

July 24, 2021: The Compassion and the Cross: The  value of reflecting the how the Passionists and the people of the Scranton responded to the 1918 Spanish Flu and the coal mine spirituality teaches us about our ongoing Pandemic faith.
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July 24, 2021: The Compassion and the Cross: The value of reflecting the how the Passionists and the people of the Scranton responded to the 1918 Spanish Flu and the coal mine spirituality teaches us about our ongoing Pandemic faith.

The above document shows an intimate connection on how local people and the Passionists shared everyday life in October 1908- just as St. Ann’s Monastery had been built. The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Co. arranged that their employees “may donate coal” to St. Ann’s. In a letter to Fr. Cyprian McGarvey, C.P. at St....

Listen to the Passionist preachers at The Solemn Novena to Good St. Ann. Scranton, Pennsyvania. July 23 & 24, 2021: “Theme: Lift High the Cross”
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Listen to the Passionist preachers at The Solemn Novena to Good St. Ann. Scranton, Pennsyvania. July 23 & 24, 2021: “Theme: Lift High the Cross”

Image Above: The Summer Solemn Novena made St. Ann’s Monastery and Basilica so popular that the services were broadcast on local television and radio in the 1950s. This secne shows women from West Scranton watching the novena service on television in 1958. This is a photo from the Passionist Historical Archives. Good St. Ann Pray...