Archive for June, 2006

Prayer to Blessed Niceforo and Passionist Companions

28 June, 2006

Father,
strength and reward of martyrs,
you gave Blessed Niceforo
and his companions,
the grace of sharing in the Passion of Christ.
Grant that by imitating their example,
we, too, may courageously persevere
in professing our faith constantly.
We ask this
through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen

In the month of July

28 June, 2006

6th July – Feast of St. Maria Goretti

9th July – Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Holy Hope

14th July – Ordination Anniversary of Anthony Daneo, brother of St. Paul of the Cross and Ven. John Baptist

16th July – Anniversary of the establishment of the Retreat of St. Joseph on Monte Argentario

24th July – Feast of Blessed Niceforo Diez Tejerina and the Passionist Martyrs of Daimiel

Prayer to St. Paul of the Cross

18 June, 2006

St. Paul of the Cross,
our father and brother,
as we stand with you before the Cross of Christ
may our minds, our hearts and our lives
be overwhelmed by the love shown there for us.
As you followed the example of Jesus Crucified
may we too be emptied of all things
but the desire to do God’s will
and so keep alive the memory
of the Passion and Death
of Jesus Christ our only hope.
Amen.

In the month of June

17 June, 2006

7th June – Ordination Anniversary of St. Paul of the Cross and his brother Ven. John Baptist Daneo by Pope Benedict XIII (1927)

8th June – Anniversary of the First Mass of St. Paul of the Cross and his brother Ven. John Baptist Daneo in the Chapel of San Gallicano Hospital, Rome (1927)

11th June – Anniversary of the profession of the first four Passionists on Monte Argentario (1741)

12th June – Feast of Blessed Lorenzo Salvi, Passionist

15th June – St. Paul of the Cross celebrated Mass for the last time (1775)

17th June – Birthday of Fr. Fulgentius Pastorelli, C.P. – one of the first Passionists (1710)

29th June – Anniversary of the Canonisation of St. Paul of the Cross (1867)