Archive for August, 2007

Death of Passionist Bishop in Peru

29 August, 2007

The Passionist Generalate Website PassioChristi reports today the death of Bishop Santos –

MONS. JOSÉ RAMON SANTOS IZTUETA MENDIZABAL, CP
Emeritus Bishop of Moyobamba, Peru
Passed away on August 27, 2007 at Lima, Peru

Born on April 3, 1929,
Professed on May 26, 1946,
Ordained on March 29, 1952 and
Consecrated Bishop on July 3, 1998.

Provincial Superior of CORI Province (Spain): 1973 – 1977; 1994 -1998 and General Consultor in Rome from 1976 to 1988

MAY HE REST IN PEACE!

26th August – The Feast of Passionist Blessed Dominic Barberi (Dominic of the Mother of God)

26 August, 2007

“Of all the preachers of the divine Word who have worked for the salvation of souls in England,” wrote Cardinal Bourne, Archbishop of Westminister in 1926, “there is no one – in our opinion – to whom we are more indebted than the Servant of God, Dominic of the Mother of God. I should consider myself happy if I had the power and right to dedicate this whole Diocese to his care and protection and be allowed to honour him as our Patron and Protector in England.”

– quoted in Blessed Dominic Barberi, C.P., Apostle of Unity by Alfred Wilson, C.P., p. 1

PRAYER

Lord, you sent Blessed Dominic to seek out the lost sheep of your flock by preaching the truth and witnessing to your love. May we follow his example and build up the unity of the Church as a sign of faith and love. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Read more about Blessed Dominic  here

A Reflection from the writings of St. Francis de Sales

25 August, 2007

“The way to honour God whose handiwork we are, is to be how we are, as perfectly as we can. If it enough to be what God wants us to be, rather than some perfect creature that God never had in mind.  Suppose you are the most perfect being you could possibly imagine. So what? If you were not the person God had in mind at the moment of your creation, what good would it do you?  It is also enough to do whatever it is that you can do being who you are, and where you are. Just do wholeheartedly what you know God is asking of you. Don’t bother yourself about whether or not what God asks of you is important and grand. Whether your actions are insignificant or nor does not matter, if they are God’s will. How could you be disappointed at even the smallest opportunity if you know that it is God’s will – born of his providential concern for you, and chosen for you in his eternal wisdom?”

Death of Fr. Vianney Carey, C.P.

22 August, 2007

Father Vianney Carey, C.P., died at the Little Sisters of the Poor at Randwick (Sydney) on 8th August 2007.

Fr. Vianney was born in Sydney on 5th December 1933 and was professed a Passionist on 5th February 1962. He was ordained a Priest on 26th July 1967.

Among the highlights of his life he listed – Ordination and Mass, seeing the grace of God in the lives of people, the Gospel and Prayers.

He was an incarnation of the Passionist Charism.

Eternal life, grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

Passionist Novitiate at Marrickville

22 August, 2007

In 2008 the Novitiate for the Holy Spirit Province will be established at St. Brigid’s Community, Marrickville.

Read more about a flourishing of novices reported by The Archoress.