Archive for February, 2019

Eileen O’Connor (1892-1921) – Australia’s next saint? She shared her whole life in the Passion of Christ

28 February, 2019

Bishop Tony Randazzo, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Sydney, speaks of Eileen O’Connor.

Meditation … no experience required!

28 February, 2019

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Easy Ways To Start Meditating

Fr. Theodore Foley, C.P.

24 February, 2019

October 2018 – Relic of St. Paul of the Cross

24 February, 2019

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Pope Francis reverences a relic of St. Paul of the Cross presented to him by the Passionist Superior General, Most Rev. Joachim Rego, C.P.

Friday Ist March 2019 – Feast of the Solemn Commemoration of the Passion of Jesus Christ – Solemnity

24 February, 2019

This feast is celebrated by the Passionists each year on the Friday before Ash Wednesday.

The 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!

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Mass of the Feast of the Solemn Commemoration of the Passion of Jesus Christ – Titular Feast of the Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ

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Passionist SIgn on Black

PREFACE

Father, all powerful and ever living God,
we do well always and everywhere to give you thanks
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
So great was your love for the world
that you sent your only Son
Jesus Christ our Lord.
He loved us to the end
even to death on a cross.
He asked forgiveness from you, Father,
for his executioners.
He gave us his own Mother,
to be our Mother also.
Into your hands, Father,
he entrusted his spirit
and so brought to perfection
the sacrifice of our redemption.
He revealed to us
your infinite love for us
and, in the power of his resurrection,
gave us the gift of everlasting life.