Proceedings of the First Passionist Missionary Congress
Italian Passionists arrived in the United States in 1852, In 1894 they gathered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to discuss various options that would allow them to continue to preach effectively to the diversified ethnic population of American Catholics and non-Catholics as well. In this link below, read the names who attended the 1894 Congress and read the short Preamble. It offers us a moment in time that reminds us of how important public preaching has been to vowed Passionist religious priests and Brother. In 2021 we might ask how this past historic 1894 event might inspire us? What creative methods and opportunities are now utilized by Passionists, lay ministers and associates and the general public seek when we participate in or encounter Passionist contemporary preaching?