Archive for September 11th, 2007

Let us look at the Crucified One

11 September, 2007

Homily of Pope Benedict XVI, Basilica of Mariazell, Austria, Saturday 8th September 2007

“Let us look at the Crucified One. God saved the world not by the sword, but by the Cross. In dying, Jesus extends his arms. This, in the first place, is the posture of the Passion, in which he lets himself be nailed to the Cross for us, in order to give us his life. Yet outstretched arms are also the posture of one who prays, the stance assumed by the priest when he extends his arms in prayer: Jesus transformed the Passion, his auffering and his death, into prayer, and in this way he transformed it into an act of love for God and for humanity. That, finally, is why the outstretched arms of the Crucified One are also a gesture of embracing, by which he draws us to himself, wishing to enfold us in his loving hands. In this way he is an image of the living God, he is God himself, and we may entrust ourselves to him.”

The Core of Monasticism is Adoration

11 September, 2007

In his address pronouned at Heiligenkreuz Cistercian Abbey in Austria, Pope Benedict XVI offers the whole Church, writes Vultis Christi, a veritable Charter of Monastic Life for this generation, and for all generations to come. “This is without doubt, one of the most luminous Pontifical teachings on the monastic vocation ever articulated.”

Read more at Vultris Christi  here

New Passionist Vocations Website

11 September, 2007

The Holy Spirit Province of the Passionists (Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea) have uploaded a new Passionist Vocations Website.

View the new website here

Passionist Institute in Christchurch, New Zealand

11 September, 2007

A Passionist Institute was held in Christchurch, New Zealand from Friday 7th September 2007 until Sunday 9th September 2007.

A group of twenty people gathered to reflect on the Passionist Charism in their lives and to come to know more about St. Paul of the Cross, Founder of the Passionists.

Thanks to Dave Dwan (seen in middle of photo) who assisted with the coordination of the weekend.

View photos of the Passionist Institute in Christchurch  here

Pope Benedict XVI visits Loreto, Italy

11 September, 2007

Is that a Passionist Nun I see in the extreme right of this photo – taken during Pope Benedict’s recent visit to Loreto in Italy?

Perhaps – we have a monastery of Passionist Nuns at Via Maccari 104 in Loreto. The Monastery was founded in 1938.