During the month of April

[Photo: town of Orbetello, situated at the base of Monte Argentario, Italy]

2nd April 1722 – St. Paul of the Cross and his brother, Ven. John Baptist, arrive at Monte Argentario

4th April 1694 – Birth of Ven. John Baptist of St. Michael the Archangel, brother of St. Paul of the Cross

10th April – St. Paul of the Cross elected first Superior General of the Passionist Congregation

12th April 1727 – St. Paul of the Cross and Ven. John Baptist receive subdiaconate at St. John Latern Basilica in Rome

16th April 1755 – Father Fulgentius Pastorelli died in the Grazi House in Orbetello and is buried on Monte Argentario. He is one of the first Passionists and a faithful friend of St. Paul of the Cross

17th April 1695 – Baptismal Day of Ven. John Baptist of St. Michael the Archangel

18th April 1746 – Approval of the Passionist Rule by Pope Benedict XIV

23rd April 1719 – Confirmation Day of St. Paul of the Cross and his brother, Ven. John Baptist of St. Michael the Archangel in Castellazzo by Bishop Gattinara

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