Retreat of St. Joseph, Monte Argentario opened 16th July 1761

The Retreat of St. Joseph on Monte Argentario was opened on 16th July 1761.  St. Paul of the Cross was sick in bed and could not be present at the Opening Ceremony.

St. Paul of the Cross wanted the Retreat of St. Joseph on Monte Argentario to offer the young postulants an atmosphere with more salubrious air. At the same time he hoped that in the retreat of the Presentation, which remained without novices, ten or twelve retreatants could be given hospitality.

The work of construction was done in great part by the Passionist Brothers who made the bricks, prepared the lime etc.

Begun in Autumn 1755 it was opened in July of 1761 with the decision that the two communities should be morally considered as one sole community.

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