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Passionists in England & Wales are part of a worldwide movement within the Catholic church, dedicating themselves to radical solidarity with the suffering of the world.

Latest Reflections

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Passionists UK Anxiety makes us grasp for control – but that can’t be the answer

Anxiety makes us grasp for control – but that can’t be the answer

Who could be blamed for struggling with anxiety in the current moment? But clutching at control doesn't allow much space for God.

Passionists UK Crisis intervention is laudable and necessary. But it’s not enough.

Crisis intervention is laudable and necessary. But it’s not enough.

People will very often fall back into coping mechanisms once crisis intervention support has been taken away. We must provide everyday love and support to those people whose lives are in turmoil, and remind them of the God who loves them.

Passionists UK The year of Coronavirus gave me a glimpse of how it feels to be ‘labelled’

The year of Coronavirus gave me a glimpse of how it feels to be ‘labelled’

Being classified as vulnerable affected how I thought about myself. For the first time in my life I felt useless, unnecessary.

Passionists UK Loving my neighbour means letting go of total control in my life

Loving my neighbour means letting go of total control in my life

Having the courage to let go of my ideas, prejudices and perceived control - and become more compassionate - is where my humanity likes to engage in a tug-of-war.

Passionist Stories

Read the latest stories from Passionist communities across England & Wales. Find more here.

Passionists UK Calais refugee life is filled with the power of words

Calais refugee life is filled with the power of words

Alex Holmes, from our Partners at Catholic Worker Calais, shares snapshots of Calais refugee life.

Passionists UK As Fr Ignatius Spencer is declared ‘venerable’, his life remains an inspiration and challenge

As Fr Ignatius Spencer is declared ‘venerable’, his life remains an inspiration and challenge

Why is the canonisation of Ignatius Spencer important? His life, and dedication to the poor, are an outstanding example to all of us.

Passionists UK Engaging with race in the Catholic Worker movement

Engaging with race in the Catholic Worker movement

Our Passionist Partners at London Catholic Worker ask: how can houses of hospitality avoid 'white saviour' complexes, and engage with the Black Lives Matter movement?

Passionists UK A Message from Pope Francis on the Passionists’ 300 year Jubilee

A Message from Pope Francis on the Passionists’ 300 year Jubilee

As Passionists celebrate 300 years of the life of the Congregation, Pope Francis circulated a letter to the Passionists worldwide.

Passionists Explained

Find out more about the Passionists, a worldwide Catholic movement dedicated to radical solidarity with the suffering of the world. Read more.

Passionists UK Passionist Contemplation and Action

Passionist Contemplation and Action

Passionists in England and Wales see the crucified God in the crucified people of this age, and the crucified Earth. Read more about what this means.

Passionists UK Passionist Spirituality

Passionist Spirituality

At the heart of Passionist spirituality is contemplation of the Passion the suffering and the Cross - of Jesus Christ. Our spirituality is simple but very, very deep.

Projects and Partnerships

Our ongoing projects and partnerships are a means of putting faith into action. Find out more about them here.

Passionists UK Austin Smith House

Austin Smith House

Austin Smith House is a Passionist community of prayer, hospitality and resistance. We host up to 6 destitute refugees / asylum seekers, providing a safe welcoming home and community, food and some advocacy.

Passionists UK Catholic Worker Calais

Catholic Worker Calais

Maria Skobstova House is a house for volunteers who worked amongst the refugees in the jungle of Calais.

Passionists UK Green Christian

Green Christian

A community of ordinary Christians from all backgrounds and traditions, promoting prayer, hope and action.

Passionists UK London Mining Network

London Mining Network

Supporting communities harmed by London-based mining companies.