Archive for May, 2014

From Ascension until Pentecost ….

30 May, 2014


“From the day of the Ascension until Pentecost stay in spirit in the cenacle with the apostles and the other holy ones to invite the Holy Spirit to come into you and make you all aflame with love.”  [St. Paul of the Cross to Marianna Alveraz, May 1737]

Passionist First Profession Ceremony

28 May, 2014


The First Profession of Seven Novices held at the Passionist Monastery in Adelaide (South Australia) in February 2014.

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Our Lady of Monte Argentario

28 May, 2014

Our Lady of Monte Argentario

Biography of St. Gemma Galgani

15 May, 2014



A biography of St. Gemma Galgani by Fr. Amedeo, C.P.

1935 Biography of St. Gemma Galgani

“Father, do you know the latest idea that has come into my head? It is to become a saint at all costs.”

[St. Gemma Galgani to Father Germanus C.P., her spiritual director.]


St. Gemma Galgani

15 May, 2014

St. Gemma


My Jesus, I place all my sins before you. In my estimation they do not deserve pardon, but I ask you …. To close your eyes to my want of merit and to open them to your infinite merit. Since you willed to die for my sins, grant me forgiveness of all of them. Thus, I may no longer feel the burden of my sins, a burden that oppresses me beyond measure. Assist me, Jesus, for I desire to become good no matter what the cost. Take away, destroy, and utterly root out whatever you find in me that is contrary to your will. At the same time, dear Jesus, illumine me so that I may walk in your holy light. – St. Gemma Galgani

[taken from A Short Life of St. Gemma Galgani, Fr. Gerard Mahony, C.P., March 2006]

Article by Fr. Gerard Mahony, C.P.  A Short Life of St. Gemma Galgani [pdf]