Archive for December, 2013

During the month of January

27 December, 2013

1st January

Birth of St. Vincent Strambi, C.P., (1745)

1st January

St. Paul of the Cross concludes his 40 day retreat in Castellazzo (1721)

3rd January

Birth of St. Paul of the Cross in Ovada, Italy (1694)

5th January

Feast of Saint Charles of Mount Argus

6th January

Anniversary of the Baptism of St. Paul of the Cross, Ovada, Italy (1694)

6th January

Anniversary of the marriage of Luke Danei and Anna Maria Massari, parents of St. Paul of the Cross (1692)

7th January

Introduction of the Ordinary Process of Canonisation of St. Paul of the Cross (1777)

9th January

Opening of the Hospice of the Crucified, first Passionist residence in Rome (1767)

24th January

Feast of St. Francis de Sales

26th January

Australia Day

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Chapel of the Pope Emeritus

27 December, 2013

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Prior to Christmas Pope Francis paid a visit to Emeritus Pope Benedict and they spent time praying in the Chapel.

Can you see the Passionist Sign in the Chapel of the Pope Benedict ?

Christmas 2013

22 December, 2013

“Jesus console you at this coming Christmas with his peace.” Letter of St. Paul of the Cross to Fr. Erasmus Taccinardi, C.P.

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Silence is the language of God …

15 December, 2013

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When the world tell us we are what we do with our activity, acumen or achievement, let us learn

We are what we do with our silence

When the world tells us we are what we do with our spending power, selling power, or our power of speech, let us learn

We are what we do with our silence

When the world tells us to drown the silent sufferings of others with indifference or noise or to forget the art of stillness in the storm, let us learn

We are what we do with our silence

When the world tell us to rush in where angels fear to tread, let us learn that angels listen first before they take a step for the voice of God in the silence ….

[Giles David]

The purple of Advent in the Passionist Monastery Garden @ Marrickville

14 December, 2013

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O Wisdom
Come to teach me the way of truth.
O Lord of Israel,
Come to redeem me with an outstretched arm.
O Root of Jesse,
Come to bring me new life; do not delay.
O Son of David,
Come to open my prison doors and set me free.
O Radiant Dawn,
Come to bring light into the darkness in my life.
O King of all Nations,
Come to save me and give me peace.
O God-With-Us,
Stay with me and send me forth in your name.
Amen.