Archive for June, 2014

Interview with Bishop Neil Tiedemann, C.P.

20 June, 2014

The Power of the Passion

20 June, 2014

” … by the time I left I really felt ready for the future – even though the future didn’t look very bright at the time – and I felt well armed – and I look back on that time and say it was really Passionist Spirituality at its finest …..”

What to do when upset …

20 June, 2014

“When you find yourself upset and disturbed over some situation you have to face, put yourself completely in God’s hands. Accept his good pleasure in advance. If you can, seek advice and wait for the situation to mature. Trust in the Passion of Jesus, who will not allow anything to harm you.” – St. Paul of the Cross

Pentecost Sunday

8 June, 2014



Lord, Holy Spirit,  you blow like the wind in a thousand paddocks. Inside and outside the fences, you blow where you wish to blow.

Lord, Holy Spirit, you are the sun who shines on the little plant. You warm him gently, you give him life, you raise him up to become a tree with many laves.

Lord, Holy Spirit, you are the mother eagle with her young, holding them in peace under your feathers. On the highest mountain you built your nest, above the valley, above the storms of the world, where no hunter ever comes.

Lord, Holy Spirit, you are the bright cloud in whom we hide, in whom we know already that the battle has been won. You bring us to our Brother Jesus to rest our heads upon his shoulder.

Lord, Holy Spirit, in the love of friends you are building a new house, heaven is with us when you are with us. You are singing your song in the hearts of the poor. Guide us, wound us, heal us. Bring us to God.

James K. Baxter,  (New Zealand)  – Your Will Be Done (Christian Conference of Asian Youth 1984).

7th June 1727

7 June, 2014

7th June is the Anniversary of the Priestly Ordination of St. Paul of the Cross and his brother, Venerable John Baptist.

“They were ordained to the priesthood on 7 June by Pope Benedict XIII, having been presented to him as candidates by Cardinal Corradini. Monsignor Crescenzi and Don Emilio Lami attended the ceremony, which took place in St. Peter’s, in the Chapel of the Canons.

Twenty nine candidates were ordained priests that morning; a further eighty four received major and minor orders. The pope, by now almost eighty-four years old, insisted on doing the ordination himself.   …. That morning he spoke to no one after the ordination except the two hermits, asking them where they received the other orders of subdiaconate and diaconate. In the hospital chapel the next day, Trinity Sunday, Paul and John Baptist celebrated Mass for the first time.”

[ As a Seal Upon Your Heart, The Life of St. Paul of the Cross, Founder of the Passionists, Paul Francis Spencer, C.P., p. 80]