The Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ, a religious order of priests and brothers in the Catholic Church, seeks to remind people of the love of God which we see in the Passion of Jesus and to respond with love to those who suffer today. The Passionist communities in Ireland and Scotland, together with an English-speaking parish community in Paris, form the Province of St Patrick. We hope this site will help you to get to know us better.
Passionists keep alive the memory of Christ’s Passion through their service of others, especially those who suffer. We preach parish missions and give retreats to bring the message of the Passion to God’s people. We work in parishes, building up the local community in the areas where we live. Our communities are available to people for the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and for spiritual counselling. We are involved in chaplaincies, in the academic world, in publishing and the media.
Tobar Mhuire is a well equipped modern Retreat and Conference Centre, set in sixty acres of woodland, in the heart of County Down. Here visitors can enjoy new facilities as well as the peace and quiet of the wonderful surroundings….
At the end of St Mark’s Gospel, Jesus says, ‘Go out into the whole world and proclaim the Good News’. On first reading, we might think that this is about preaching the Gospel in the sense of standing up and talking about Jesus. But words are not the only way of proclaiming the Good News….
If you feel that God might be calling you to be a priest or brother in the Passionist community and would like to meet a member of our vocation team in Ireland or Scotland, or if you would like more information, contact our Vocations Director….