Passionist Calendar

MOVEABLE PASSIONIST FEASTS

Friday before Ash Wednesday

FEAST OF THE SOLEMN COMMEMMORATION OF THE PASSION

God of Compassion,
Creator and Redeemer of mankind,
you sent your only Son into this world
to die that we may live
and to restore to us your friendship
lost by the sin of Adam.
Keep before our eyes
the mystery of Christ crucified,
so that we may preach to the world
the redeeming love of your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen

Friday after the Second Sunday of Easter

FEAST OF THE GLORIOUS WOUNDS OF JESUS CHRIST

Lord Jesus Christ,
your hands, feet and side
were pierced
and flowed with blood
for the world’s salvation.
The wounds in your risen body
strengthened the faith of the apostles
in your glorious resurrection.
Deepen our devotion to these proofs of your love
and unite us more closely to your passion,
so that we may rise with you to newness of life,
for you live and reign
with the Father and the Holy Spirit
one God, for ever and ever. Amen

NON-MOVEABLE PASSIONIST FEASTS

January 5

FEAST OF BLESSED CHARLES OF MT. ARGUS, PRIEST (1821-1893)

O God,
Blessed Charles of St. Andrew gave himself
wholly to the service of others
and brought healing
to those who were wounded by sin and suffering.
Grant that, following his exampIe,
we too may spend our lives
helping and caring for our brothers and sisters.
We ask this
through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen

February 27

FEAST OF ST. GABRIEL POSSENTI, CLERICAL STUDENT (1838-1862)

Lord,
you gave St. Gabriel of our Lady of Sorrows
a special love for your mother
and a compassion for her sorrows.
Through her,
you raised him to the heights of holiness.
Give us great devotion to her sorrows,
that we may know her as our loving mother.
We ask this
through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen

May 16

FEAST OF ST. GEMMA GALGANI, LAY PASSIONIST (1878- 1903)

All powerful God,
you made the virgin Saint Gemma Galgani
a living image of your crucified Son.
Through her prayers,
may we suffer with Christ
and so share in his glory,
for he lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever. Amen

June 12

FEAST OF BLESSED LORENZO MARIA SALVI, PRIEST (1782-1856)

Lord,
you granted Blessed Lorenzo Maria
an intense and penetrating knowledge
of the mystery of your Word made flesh
through his devout contemplation
of the Child Jesus.
Through his intercession,
grant that we too,
walking in the ways of spiritual childhood,
may come to life eternal with your Son.
We ask this
through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen

July 6

FEAST OF ST. MARIA GORETTI, LAY PASSIONIST (1890-1902)

Father,
source of innocence and lover of chastity,
you gave St. Maria Goretti the privilege
of offering her life in witness to Christ.
As you gave her the crown of martyrdom,
let her prayers
keep us faithful to your teaching.
We ask this
through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen

July 23

FEAST OF BLESSED NICEFORO TEJERINO AND COMPANIONS, MARTYRS (1936)

Father,
strength and reward of martyrs,
you gave Blessed Niceforo
and his companions,
the grace of sharing in the Passion of Christ.
Grant that by imitating their example,
we, too, may courageously persevere
in professing our faith constantly.
We ask this
through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen

August 26

FEAST OF BLESSED DOMINIC BARBERI, PRIEST (1792-1849)

Lord,
you sent Blessed Dominic
to seek out the lost sheep of your flock
by preaching your truth
and witnessing to your love.
May we follow his example
and build up the unity of your church
as a sign of faith and love.
We ask this
through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen

September 14

FEAST OF THE TRIUMPH OF THE HOLY CROSS

God our Father,
in obedience to you
your only Son accepted death on the cross
for the salvation of mankind.
We acknowledge
the mystery of the cross on earth.
May we receive
the gift of redemption in heaven.
We ask this
through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever. Amen

September 15

FEAST OF MARY, MOTHER OF SORROWS

Lord, our God,
when your Son was lifted high upon the cross,
you gave his mother strength
to stand beside him
and share in his sufferings.
May your church share with her
in the passion of Christ
and be one with him
in the glory of his risen life.
We ask this
through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen

September 24

FEAST OF ST. VINCENT STRAMBI, BISHOP (1745-1824)

All-powerful and ever-living God,
you made your bishop Saint Vincent Strambi
a devoted shepherd of your flock
and a faithful servant of your church.
Strengthen us by his example
to love our neighbour
and work for justice
as members of your church.
We ask this
through Jesus Christ your Son,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever. Amen

September 29

FEAST OF ST. MICHAEL AND THE ARCHANGELS

God our Father,
in a wonderful way
you guide the work of angels and humans.
May those who serve you constantly in heaven
keep our lives safe from all harm on earth.
Grant this
through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit
one God, for ever and ever. Amen

October 6

FEAST OF BLESSED ISIDORE DE LOOR, BROTHER (1881-1916)

Lord God,
in Blessed Isidore’s spirit of humility and work
you have given us an example
of a life hidden in the shadow of the Cross.
Grant
that our daily work will be a praise to you
and a loving service
to our brothers and,sisters.
We ask this
through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever. Amen

October 9

FEAST OF ST. INNOCENCIO CANOURA, MARTYR (1887-1934)

O God, all-powerful,
you gave your holy martyr Innocencio,
the grace to enter
into the mystery of the Passion of Christ.
Help us in our weakness,
so that, if we are not graced to die for you,
let us live strongly confessing your name.
We ask this through Jesus Christ,our Lord. Amen

October 19

FEAST OF ST. PAUL OF THE CROSS, PRIEST (1694-1775)

Lord God,
you gave our father, Saint Paul of the Cross,
a wonderful spirit of love
in preaching Christ Crucified.
By his prayers and example,
may we gain souls for Christ
through the power of his passion
and share with them
the grace of his paschal mystery.
We ask this
through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever. Amen

November 3

FEAST OF BLESSED PIUS CAMPIDELLI, CLERICAL STUDENT (1868-1889)

0 God,
you reveal yourself in a marvelous way
to the little ones and to the pure of heart.
Manifest yourself to us,
we beseech you,
as you did to Blessed Pius.
As our one and true God,
grant that we may follow you unceasingly
in purity and sincerity of life,
loving you above all things
and loving others with your love.
We ask this
through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen

November 13

FEAST OF BLESSED EUGENE BOSSILKOV, BISHOP AND MARTYR (1900-1952)

Almighty God,
who bestowed upon Blessed Eugene, your bishop,
the grace to strengthen his flock
in the faith and unity of the Church
even by the shedding of his blood,
grant us, we pray,
that just as he did not fear to die for you,
we, too, may live our lives
firmly confessing you.
We ask this
through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever. Amen

November 18

FEAST OF BLESSED GRIMOALDO SANTAMATIA, CLERICAL STUDENT (1883-1902)

Almighty God,
you continually provide
new models of Christian life for your holy church
in the example of Blessed Grimoaldo
of the Purification.
Grant us also the grace
to imitate his filial devotion
to the Immaculate Virgin
and his generous practice of fraternal charity,
that, like him, we may become
a pleasing fragrance of Christ on earth
and thus receive the reward of eternal life.
We ask this
through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen

November 21

FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF MARY

Lord God,
you looked with love
on your handmaid, the Blessed Virgin Mary,
and raised her up
to be the mother of your Son.
Through her prayers and example,
may we give you perfect obedience
and, from hearts filled with joy,
share with others
the wonders of your love.
We ask this
through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever. Amen

December 9

FEAST OF BLESSED MARY SILVESTRELLI, PRIEST (1831 -1911)

Lord our God,
you taught Blessed Bernard Mary
to love the crucified Christ
by perfect detachment from material goods.
Following his example and prayers,
grant that
through constant meditation
on the Passion of our Lord,
we may live and die
for him who is our Redeemer.
We ask this
through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns
with you and, the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever. Amen

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