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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 We need to see, and understand, a God who suffers with us

We need to see, and understand, a God who suffers with us

In the face of life's evil and suffering, it is only possible to believe in a loving God, if that God is ‘on the scaffold’ too, alongside us.

Passionists UK Will we give up our certainty and comfort to meet God among the suffering?

Will we give up our certainty and comfort to meet God among the suffering?

Humanity is waiting for those who will find their lives - and find God - by leaving institutions behind and joining the powerless.

Passionists UK Being and suffering with others helps us to understand the love of God

Being and suffering with others helps us to understand the love of God

Standing at the foot of the cross may seem fruitless, but it is important, and significant. To speak this way is to speak of a deep unity, a deep communion, with others.

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.

Passionist Stories

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

Passionists UK Hidden in the criminal justice system is the uncomfortable truth that no-one is ‘good’ or ‘bad’

Hidden in the criminal justice system is the uncomfortable truth that no-one is ‘good’ or ‘bad’

From the outside, criminal justice stories divide the world into 'good' and 'bad'. But inside, we must constantly consider the mystery of the whole person.

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 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.