Solemn Commemoration of the Passion

19 February, 2020


This feast is celebrated by the Passionists each year on the Friday before Ash Wednesday – Friday 21 February 2020.

The feast, which was instituted by St. Paul of the Cross, is a joyful celebration of the mystery of Good Friday focusing on the Passion as “the most overwhelming sign of God’s love” (St. Paul of the Cross).

Passionist Bishop Vincent Strambi writes, “Happy is the person who reflects on the life giving passion of our Lord. He will be humble, trustful, thankful and loving towards Jesus who is our justice, our sanctification and our redemption” .  (From the book ‘The Treasures Which We Have in Jesus Christ,’ Volume III, p. 14

May the Passion of Jesus be always in our hearts!


Mass of the Feast of the Solemn Commemoration of the Passion of Jesus Christ – Titular Feast of the Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ

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Passionist Nuns in Whitesville USA

14 February, 2020

Passionist Nuns in St. Joseph’s Monastery in Whitesville (USA) pause to pray before the Passionist Jubilee Icon and Relic.


Room of St. Paul of the Cross

13 February, 2020

The room at the Monastery of Sts. John and Paul’s in Rome where St. Paul of the Cross died in 1775.


Passionist Icon and Relic in Nashville, USA

13 February, 2020


There is no presence of a Passionist religious community in Nashville (USA). Only “lay Passionists”. All the initiatives and regular gatherings to “keep alive the memory of the Passion” is animated by a layman named: Ken Schmitt. The Bishop has also been supportive.

As many of you know, Wednesday 29 January, we had a local celebration of 300 Years of the founding of the Passionist Community. A special Icon was created for this occasion and accompanied a 1st class relic of Saint Paul of the Cross. This Icon and Relic are traveling all over the world.

We were honoured to have the Icon and Relic stop by our little area in Nashville. What a beautiful celebration!

A special thank you to Father Joe Moons, Father Ken O’Malley, Father Bob Weiss, and Father Phil Paxton for making a special trip for this celebration. And a big thanks to everyone who was able to attend and help make this celebration beautiful!

Source: Passiochristi

Where have we gone wrong?

11 February, 2020