Archive for December, 2019

A Blessed 2020

31 December, 2019

I wish you a Blessed New Year with many to come, all piled up and rich with holy virtues and the highest union with God, as I will be praying for you from the holy altar. [Letter of St. Paul of the Cross to Maria Joahanna Venturi, 27th December 1765]


During the month of January

29 December, 2019

20201st January
Birth of St. Vincent Strambi, C.P., (1745)

1st January
St. Paul of the Cross concludes his forty day retreat in Castellazzo (1721)

3rd January
Birth of St. Paul of the Cross in Ovada, Italy (1694)

5th January
Feast of Saint Charles of Mount Argus

6th January
Anniversary of the Baptism of St. Paul of the Cross, Ovada, Italy (1694)

6th January
Anniversary of the marriage of Luke Danei and Anna Maria Massari, parents of St. Paul of the Cross (1692)

7th January
Introduction of the Ordinary Process of Canonisation of St. Paul of the Cross (1777)

9th January
Opening of the Hospice of the Crucified, first Passionist residence in Rome (1767)

Greetings from the Passionists in Vietnam

24 December, 2019

Christmas 2019

20 December, 2019


Grant, we pray, almighty God, that, as we are bathed in the new radiance of your incarnate Word, the light of faith, which illumines our minds, may also shine through our deeds. 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. (Roman Missal, Mass at Dawn, p. 196)


“What good is it if Mary gave birth to the son of God centuries ago if I do not also give birth to God’s son in my time and culture?” – Meister Eckhart


“On the Holy Night of Christmas I will celebrate the Divine Mysteries for all our poor Congregation, and I will place the hearts of all the professed and novices in the holy swaddling clothes of the gentle Infant so that he enliven them, strengthen them, inflame them, and sanctify them to have them do great things for the glory of God.” – St. Paul of the Cross, Founder of the Passionists (Letter #2068)

Passionist Constitutions and Regulations

15 December, 2019

52 Monte Argentario - Monte 5

Passionist Constitutions 1989 (.pdf)

Passionist Regulations 1989 (.pdf)