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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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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