Archive for November, 2016

First Sunday of Advent

27 November, 2016


The Annunciation, by Pietro Cavallni; part of the apsidal mosiac in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere in Rome, 1296-1300


Grant, your faithful, we pray, almighty God, the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ with righteous deeds at his coming, so that, gathered at his right hand, they may be worthy to possess the heavenly Kingdom. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

2016 Advent Christmas Letter from Fr. General

27 November, 2016


advent-christmas-letter-fr-general (.pdf)

From the writings of St. Paul of the Cross

27 November, 2016


MYSTICAL FLOWERS FROM CALVARY – Maxims from the writings of St. Paul of the Cross, Founder of the Congregation of the Holy Passion. Selected and Arranged by The Rev. Padre Pacifico of the same Congregation. Washbourne and Bogan Ltd., London, 1933.

mystical-flowers-from-calvary-december (.pdf)

The 2017 Passionist Calendar

25 November, 2016


Download  – calendarium-proprium-2017 (.pdf)

The Season of Advent

24 November, 2016

The sacred season of Advent is nearing, in which Holy Mother Church celebrates the memory of the Divine Espousal, which the Eternal Word made with our human nature in his Holy Incarnation. Contemplate, my daughter, this deepest mystery of infinite love and allow your soul complete liberty to be immersed in that infinite sea of every good. Ask and pray that soon the great Espousal of Love between your soul and Jesus may be accomplished – as well as for me, poor and unworthy as I am.

St. Paul of the Cross to Agnes Grazi, 29th November 1736.


During Holy Advent humble yourself the more in considering in infinite goodness of God, who wished to reduce himself to our humanity, concealing himself in the unblemished womb of the Immaculate Virgin. Love this Infinite Good with the sweetest heart of the great Lady, Mary Most Holy. God will teach you.

St. Paul of the Cross to Agnes Grazi, 20th October 1734.