300 years of Passionist life and mission

11 January, 2021

Vatican News reports on the Jubilee of the Passionist Congregation –


7 January Angela of Foligno – a disciple of the Crucified Christ

7 January, 2021

Pope Benedict XVI on Saint Angela of Foligno

NCR – Turn to St. Angela of Foligno for spiritual guidance in 2021

Vatican News – Angela of Foligno

“The world is pregnant with God” St. Angela of Foligno

“When it seems to you that God has most abandoned you that is when you are most loved by him and he is in fact closest to you.” St. Angela of Foligno

A COVID-19 Prayer

28 December, 2020

God’s healing hand
To our brothers and sisters who have contracted and are suffering due to the Coronavirus Disease, we pray that God’s healing hand may rest upon you. To medical doctors, nurses and the supporting staff who are in the frontline of the fight against COVID-19, may the Good Lord sustain you and inspire you to render your life-saving services with due care, love and compassion. To all those who have lost their loved ones due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we convey our deepest sympathies. We pray that their souls, through God’s mercy, may rest in eternal peace. We pray that God may grant all bereaved families his consolation and strengthen their faith and hope in Jesus Christ, the Risen Lord. Amen.

Prayer adapted from the 2020 Easter Message of the Catholic Bishops of Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Christmas Midnight Mass

26 December, 2020

Christmas Midnight Mass from St. Joseph’s Passionist Church, Highgate (London) with Fr. Tiernan Doherty, C.P., as Principal Celebrant.

During the month of January

24 December, 2020

1st January
Birth of St. Vincent Strambi, C.P., (1745)

1st January
St. Paul of the Cross concludes his forty day retreat in Castellazzo (1721)

3rd January
Birth of St. Paul of the Cross in Ovada, Italy (1694)

5th January
Feast of Saint Charles of Mount Argus

6th January
Anniversary of the Baptism of St. Paul of the Cross, Ovada, Italy (1694)

6th January
Anniversary of the marriage of Luke Danei and Anna Maria Massari, parents of St. Paul of the Cross (1692)

7th January
Introduction of the Ordinary Process of Canonisation of St. Paul of the Cross (1777)

9th January
Opening of the Hospice of the Crucified, first Passionist residence in Rome (1767)