Easter 2017

16 April, 2017

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“Alleluia is not a word that was invited on earth; it is a hymn of paradise”

St. Paul of the Cross, 21st April 1726

Good Friday 2017

15 April, 2017

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“Oh Christ, our only Saviour, we come back to you this year with downcast eyes, with shame and with a heart full of hope. Shame for all the images of devastation, destruction and drowning, which have become ordinary in our lives. Shame for the innocent blood that is poured out daily from women, children, immigrants and people persecuted for the color of their skin, their ethnic and social belonging, or their faith in you.”

Pope Francis, Stations of the Cross 2017

Titular Cardinal of Sts. John and Paul, Rome

27 March, 2017

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, Cardinal De Kesel took possession of the Basilica of Sts. John and Paul. Fr. Augusto Matrullo, Rector of the Basilica, read the official document of Pope Francis naming His Eminence Jozef De Kesel the Titular Cardinal of the Basilica. Fr. Joachim Rego, Superior General, welcomed the Cardinal on behalf of the Passionist Congregation and the local community of Sts. John and Paul.

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Always with us, always close to us …

6 March, 2017

mobile-phone-marketSpeaking to the crowds gathered in St Peter’s Square following his weekly Angelus blessing yesterday, the Pope urged those present to give the Bible the same place in daily life as mobile phones.

“What would happen if we turned back when we forget it, if we opened it more times a day, if we read the message of God contained in the Bible the way we read messages on our mobile phones?” he asked.

The Bible, he explained, contains the Word of God, the most effective tool in fighting evil and keeping us close to God.

Inviting the faithful to carry a pocket-sized Gospel all the time, the Pope concluded with the words: “don’t forget what would happen if we treated the Bible as we treat our mobile phones, always with us, always close to us!”

 

2017 Lent – The Call to Repentance

4 March, 2017

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Read the 2017 Lenten Circular Letter of the Passionist Superior General

the-call-to-repentance-superior-general (.pdf)