Archive for June 6th, 2009

A sign and a constant reminder …

6 June, 2009

Baptism immerses us in the flood of divine power welling up from the death and resurrection of Jesus, and consecrates us as members of the people of God. This consecration we reaffirm, and resolve to live a fuller life through our religious profession, faithful to these Constitutions. Each of us welcomes the invitation God gives us to be a sign and a constant reminder of the values of His Kingdom.

Passionist Constitutions, Number 7

1984-2009 Celebrating 25 years of the Passionist Constitutions

A special vow …

6 June, 2009

We express our participation in the Passion by a special vow, which is at once personal, communitarian, and apostolic. Through this vow we bind ourselves to keep alive the memory of the Passion of Christ . By word and deed we strive to foster awareness of its meaning and value for each person and for the life of the world. By this vow our Congregation takes her place in the Church so as to dedicate herself fully to its mission. In the light of this, we seek to incorporate this vow into our daily lives by living the evangelical counsels. Then, as we relive the memory of the Passion of Christ today, our communities become a leaven of salvation in the Church and in the world.

Passionist Constitutions, Number 6

1984-2009 Celebrating 25 years of the Passionist Constitutions