Archive for December, 2007

Coming soon – 2008 Passionist Charism Resources

31 December, 2007

The 2008 Passionist Charism Resources – formerly known as the Passionist Companions Programme – will be available soon.  Watch this blog!

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Death of Fr. Joseph Furst, C.P.

31 December, 2007

Father Joe Furst, C.P., a member of the Passionist Community in Adelaide, died on 30th December 2007.

Joe was born on 11th January 1932 at Orroroo in South Australia. He was professed a Passionist at Mary’s Mount in Goulburn on 5th February 1962 and ordained at Jamestown, South Australia, on 26th July 1967.

He joined the Glen Osmond (Adelaide) Community in 1986 and for a long time ministered as Chaplain at Lourdes Valley Retirement Home directly opposite the Monastery. Joe eventually became a resident at Lourdes Valley himself and even in his semi retirement continued his chaplaincy duties.

He died at 10.15 a.m. on 30th December 2007 in the presence of some of the members of the Passionist Community.

The Provincial, Fr. Joachim Rego, C.P, will be Principal Celebrant of the Funeral Mass to be held in Passionist Church at Glen Osmond on Wednesday 2nd January 2007. Archbishop Philip Wilson, Archbishop of Adelaide, will attend the Funeral Mass.

Joe, may the angels lead you into paradise;
may the martyrs come to welcome you
and take you to the holy city,
the new and eternal Jerusalem.

New Year Wishes – From the Letters of St. Paul of the Cross

31 December, 2007

“I extend to you best wishes for a Blessed New Year and many to come, all rich with virtuous works, good health, and long life. I will not fail to pray from the holy altar.” (Letter to Canon Vincent Valerani, 28th December 1765)

[Photograph – Scavi, Sts. John and Paul, Rome]

Merry Christmas 2007

25 December, 2007

206 Days to World Youth Day Sydney

22 December, 2007

Today I was in the city doing some last minute Christmas shopping and I walked past St. Mary’s Cathedral. This sign reminded me it is only 206 days to World Youth Day in Sydney.

Fr. John Pearce, C.P., the Coordinator of the Passionist Youth Encounter in Melbourne, prior to WYD, has prepared another newsletter with more information about PYE.

You can read the Passionist Youth Encounter Newsletter here