Feast of St. Paul of the Cross

The mission crucifix used in 1738 by our Holy Founder, St. Paul of the Cross, during his first retreat to Mother Mary Crucified’s Benedictine community, 33 years before she became the co-foundress of the Passionist Nuns.

O good Saint Paul of the Cross,
you proclaimed God’s wonders
in the Passion of God’s only Son.
By word and deed,
you became a spiritual guide
and preacher of the gospel
to a world grown cold
to the love of Jesus Christ.
Help me to see God’s love
in the merciful cross of Jesus,
and teach me to trust
in the blessings God gives.
May the Passion of Jesus
be in my heart,
and bring life to all the world.
Amen.

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