New Passionist Provincial

The 2016 Provincial Chapter of St Patrick’s Province was held at Mount St Anne’s Retreat Centre, Killenard, Portarlington, County Laois, from 20 to 24 June. Thirty-four members of the Province took part. The Chapter was presided over by the Superior General, Fr Joachim Rego CP. Also present were Fr Denis Travers (General Consultor), Fr Mark-Robin Hoogland ...

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Message to the Passionist Family

On 11 June 2016, the Superior General, Fr Joachim Rego, published a Message to the Passionist Family commemorating the 275th anniversary of the approval of the Rule and the first Passionist Professions in 1741. In the Message, Father Joachim writes: ‘As we remember this, no doubt, joyful moment for Paul of the Cross and his ...

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Pilgrimage of Mercy

The Year of Mercy is an invitation to experience God’s mercy in our own lives and to bring that mercy to others. At the heart of the Year of Mercy is the call of Jesus to conversion and his love for those in need of his compassion and forgiveness. A sign of this love is ...

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Ordination of Fr Frank Trias CP

St Mungo’s Church, Glasgow has seen a number of Passionists being ordinations to the priesthood over the years. The latest was Fr Frank Trias CP who was ordained by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia on Saturday 12 December 2015. The diocesan newspaper, Flourish, reported that Archbishop Tartaglia ‘expressed his joy at being asked to ordain a new ...

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Entry into the Novitiate

The community of Holy Cross Retreat, Ardoyne, celebrated the entry into the novitiate and clothing in the religious habit of three new novices on Saturday 12 September, Feast of the Holy Name of Mary. The ceremony, which was presided over by Father Eugene McCarthy CP, was held in the choir (the community chapel). The novices ...

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Letter from Fr Joachim for the Year of Consecrated Life

In his letter for the Year of Consecrated Life, our Superior General, Fr Joachim Rego, writes: ‘I was present at the meeting of the Superiors General with Pope Francis in Rome in November 2013. It was at the end of that meeting that Pope Francis announced the Year dedicated to Consecrated Life. During the meeting, ...

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NBSCCC Safeguarding Review

On 10 February 2015, the Passionists of St Patrick’s Province published the Review into the Province’s safeguarding practices by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland.   The text of the Review is available here and the Statement from the Passionists can be found here. The November 2015 Update to ...

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Diaconate Ordination of Frank Trias CP

St Patrick’s Province welcomed a new deacon on Saturday 13 December when Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ordained Frank Trias CP to the diaconate in the Church of St Paul of the Cross, Mount Argus, Dublin. In his homily, Archbishop Martin said: ‘In this ceremony of ordination, when I will consign the book of the Gospels to ...

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Message from Fr Joachim for Advent/Christmas 2014

Message from the Superior general,Fr Joachim, for Advent/Christmas 2014 Dear Brothers, Sisters and Friends in the Passionist Family!  In the mystery of the Incarnation – God becoming human in the person of Jesus and taking on everything of the human condition – the dignity of every human being is acknowledged and affirmed; we are reminded ...

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Passionist Companions Day

The annual Passionist Companions Day was held at the Mount Argus Meeting Rooms on Saturday, 22 November. Companions were present from Mount Argus, the Graan, Crossgar, Prestonpans and Paris. Fr Paul Francis gave a talk at the morning session on the meaning of the Passionist Companions’ Consecration. In the afternoon reports on the year of ...

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