During the month of October

18 September, 2018


7th December

Anniversary of the birth of Luca Daneo, father of St. Paul of the Cross (1659)

9th December

Feast of Blessed Bernard Mary Silvetrelli, C.P.

10th December

Introduction of the Cause of Ven. John Baptist Daneo, brother of St. Paul of the Cross and Co Founder of the Passionists (1930)

22nd December

Introduction of the Cause of Beatification for St. Paul of the Cross (1784)


Prayer prayed by Pope Francis

17 September, 2018


A prayer prayed by Pope Francis each morning for the last 40 years –

Prayer for Good Humour by St. Thomas More
Grant me, O Lord, good digestion, and also something to digest.
Grant me a healthy body, and the necessary good humor to maintain it.
Grant me a simple soul that knows to treasure all that is good
and that doesn’t frighten easily at the sight of evil,
but rather finds the means to put things back in their place.
Give me a soul that knows not boredom, grumblings, sighs and laments,
nor excess of stress, because of that obstructing thing called “I.”
Grant me, O Lord, a sense of good humour.
Allow me the grace to be able to take a joke to discover in life a bit of joy,
and to be able to share it with others.

St. Paul of the Cross writes …

15 September, 2018


“If the stormy waves strike the rock, it matters little; have you ever seen the rocks of the sea when they were beaten against the tempest? A furious wave comes along, dashes against the rock and it … it remains firm. And still another furious wave arrives and dashes against it in all directions and it … it remains firm. Look at it after the storm: you will see that the mad waves polished it and carried off the mossy growth, which had become attached to it during the calm.”

New Passionist Deacon

12 September, 2018


On 2 September 2018, in the Holy Cross Retreat (Templestowe, Victoria, Australia) Ping Jun Lin John of the Chinese mission of the MACOR Province (Korea) was ordained a deacon by Bishop Mark Edwards, OMI, Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne.

New Passionist religious

11 September, 2018

On 8 September 2018, in the Cathedral of Orbetello (Monte Argentario, Italy), the following religious of the MAPRAES Province (Italy, Portugal and France) professed First Vows — Nicola D’Ettorre, Giuseppe Maisto, Salvatore Bonadona, Giovanni Torcoli and Luis Miguel Pinto Martins.