Archive for August 22nd, 2007

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.

22nd August – Feast of the Queenship of Mary

22 August, 2007


“I received your note and now things are going well. Unite yourself with pure intentions of that dear Infant and sacrifice yourself to God in a odour of sweetness in the pure Heart of Mary Most Holy.

That great heart, which after the Heart of Jesus is the Queen of Hearts, has loved and loves God more than all of paradise together. I mean more than all the angels and saints who have been , are, and will be. So you must desire to love the Sovereign Good with that most pure heart, with the intention of exercising all the virtues that she exercised.”

Letter of St. Paul of the Cross to Agnes Grazi, 31st August 1743


Father, you have given us the mother of your Son to be our queen and mother. With the support of her prayers may we come to share the glory of your children in the kingdom of heaven.

Read excerpts from the the Encyclical of Pope Pius XII proclaiming the Queenship of Mary  here