Professions – 11th June 1741

11th June is the anniversary of the Religious Profession of the first Passionists in 1741 at Monte Argentario, Italy.

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“After a ten day intense spiritual retreat, five religious together with Paul pronounced their public vows on 11 June 1741, while Canon Di Stefano and Brother Joseph began their novitiate. Each of the religious substituted for his surname that of a mystery of the life of Jesus or the name of a saint to indicate his incorporation into a new family: Paul of the Cross, John Baptist of St. Michael the Archangel, Anthony of the Passion, Fulgentius of Jesus, Charles of the Mother of God, Joseph of Holy Mary. The “sign”, emblem of the charism of the Congregation, was placed on the tunics of the newly professed for the first time.” (History of the Passionists, Fr. Fabiano Giorgini, C.P., Volume 1, p. 124.)

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