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Jubilee Novena in St Mungo’s

2019 is a special 150th anniversary year in three houses of our Province. In 1869 the Passionists went to Belfast to open a new community at Ardoyne, dedicated to the Holy Cross. In the same year, the recently founded St Joseph’s community in Paris moved to a new house and church on Avenue Hoche. 12 ...

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Reflection on the Missionary Spirit of Blessed Dominic Barberi

Our Superior General, Fr Joachim Rego C.P., has sent us a letter on Blessed Dominic and soon-to-be Saint John Henry Newman, whose canonisation will take place on 13 October 2019. You can read the letter here.

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Final Profession of Aidan O’Kane C.P.

Brother Aidan O’Kane C.P. made his Perpetual Profession of Vows in the Church of St Paul of the Cross, Mount Argus on 8 September 2019. His profession was received by the provincial superior, Fr James Sweeney C.P. Aidan was welcomed and congratulated by his Passionist brothers after he made his vows. A large number of ...

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Diaconate Ordination of Antony Connelly C.P.

Bishop Noel Traynor ordained Antony Connelly C.P. to the Diaconate in Holy Cross Church, Ardoyne, Belfast on 29 June 2019. Antony, who is currently a member of the St Mungo’s community in Glasgow, had made his novitiate at Holy Cross. At present he is working in the Catholic Chaplaincy at City of Glasgow College and Glasgow ...

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Message for the Feast of St Paul of the Cross

In this 150th anniversary year of the Canonisation of St Paul of the Cross, Fr Joachim Rego CP, Superior General, writes: As we commemorate the feast of St Paul of the Cross in this year which marks the 150th anniversary of his canonization, we are encouraged by the living spirit of this Saint who keeps challenging us to follow ...

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Profession of Conor Quinn CP

Brother Conor Quinn CP, from Newtownhamilton, Co. Armagh, made his First Profession on Sunday, 10 September 2017, in Holy Cross Church, Ardoyne, Belfast. His vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, together with the distinctive Passionist vow to ‘to recall to mind with greater love the Passion of our Lord and to promote its memory by ...

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Passionist Vocations Day in Scotland

On 2 September, five young men took part in a day retreat on the theme of the Passionist Vocation, at the Schoenstatt Retreat and Pilgrimage Centre in Campsie Glen, near Glasgow. The day was led by Father Gareth, Father Paul Francis and Brother Antony. The Schoenstatt Centre is in a beautiful setting at the foot ...

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Dutch Pilgrims at the Shrine of Saint Charles of Mount Argus

A group of pilgrims from Munstergeleen, the birthplace of St Charles of Mount Argus, and other parts of the |Netherlands, visited the Shrine of St Charles in July. The group was led by the parish priest of Munstergeleen, Father Harrie Broers.

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Archbishop Martin visits Saint Charles of Mount Argus

A large crowd joined Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at Mount Argus on Sunday, 4 June, to mark the tenth anniversary of the canonisation of Saint Charles. In his homily, Archbishop Martin said: Father Charles was an unlikely saint, if we were to judge by our modern criteria of success…. Holiness does not require celebrity; holiness springs ...

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150th Anniversary of the Canonisation of St Paul of the Cross

St Paul of the Cross was canonised on 29 June 1867. To mark the 150th anniversary of this event, our Superior General, Fr Joachim Rego CP, proposes to all Passionist religious and laity ‘a deeper rediscovery of the extraordinary person of St. Paul of the Cross and his spirituality of the depths of God’s love emanating from ...

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