Archive for February 23rd, 2013

Feast of St. Gabriel, 27th February

23 February, 2013



From the Letters of St. Gabriel:

“I recommend to you a strong, constant devotion to Mary, our most holy and sorrowful virgin. Think often of her and sympathise with her in her sufferings. Then this loving mother, who is never outdone in kindness, will comfort you.” [Passionist Proper Offices, p. 74]

Read more about St. Gabriel here

Visit the Shrine of St. Gabriel in Italy here


At the name of Jesus ….

23 February, 2013


Since the time of St. Paul of the Cross when Passionists gather for prayer they begin with the invocation ”At the name of Jesus every knee shall bend in heaven, on earth and under the earth and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of the Father“.

St. Paul of the Cross taught that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bend (Philippians 2:10). Veneration of the Name of Jesus flourished through the teaching of the Franciscan St. Bernardine of Siena (+1444). The 1721 the feast of the Holy Name of Jesus was mandated for the universal Church and was restored by Pope John Paul II.