Message to the Passionists from Pope Francis

Pope Francis has sent a Message to Father Joachim Rego, Superior General of the Passionists, to mark the Third Centenary of the Founding of the Congregation. In his message, Pope Francis reflects on the three elements of renewal which were highlighted by the Passionist General Chapter in 2018: Gratitude, Prophecy and Hope. He writes:  Your Founder, Saint Paul of
the Cross, calls the Passion of Jesus «the greatest and most overwhelming work of God’s love» (Letters II, 499). He felt consumed by that love and wanted to set the world on fire with his personal missionary activity and that of his companions.  You can read the full text of the Pope’s message here.

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