Friday, 24 February 2017, is the Solemn Commemoration of the Passion. It is the patronal feast of our Passionist Congregation remembered on the Friday before Ash Wednesday. As part of this special remembrance in preparation for the sacred journey of Lent, you are invite you to join the Passionists in prayer on Friday.
This feast, which was instituted by St. Paul of the Cross, is a joyful celebration of the mystery of Good Friday focusing on the Passion as “the most overwhelming sign of God’s love” (St. Paul of the Cross).
Passionist Bishop Vincent Strambi writes, “Happy is the person who reflects on the life giving passion of our Lord. He will be humble, trustful, thankful and loving towards Jesus who is our justice, our sanctification and our redemption” . [From the book ‘The Treasures Which We Have in Jesus Christ,’ Volume III, p. 14.]
May the Passion of Jesus be always in our hearts!