The Passionists are a worldwide movement within the Catholic church, dedicating themselves to radical solidarity with the suffering of the world: inspired by the Passion of Jesus Christ and the examples of others before us.
Explore some of the basics of the Passionist movement in England and Wales – from our core beliefs, to the shape of our communities and some brief ‘explainers’ on frequently asked questions.
The Passionists were founded as a Catholic Religious Order by St. Paul of the Cross, in 18th Century Italy. Since then, the Passionists have grown into a worldwide family, including various communities who work alongside the Order, themselves dedicated to Passionist principles.
In the 1800s, Blessed Dominic Barberi endured insults and even physical attacks as he walked the streets in Passionist attire.
From their origins, known as 'The Poor of Jesus', up to today, Passionists have followed a semi-monastic life centred around the revelation of God's love.
We are crucifying God's earth, creating ongoing climate change that will cause disasters that, to make a massive understatement, would completely undermine any practical good work otherwise done. But we can still repent.
An interview with Fr Martin Newell around his experiences of imprisonment for peaceful protests.
Guidelines and prayers for your help in this difficult time.
The Prophet Jeremiah reminds us about the deceitfulness of the human heart (17:9), the rupture of that original connection which facilitates humanity’s capacity for endless self-rejection.
A response to empty shelves, and the human proclivity to panic buy and hoard at the expense of others.
Holy Saturday: that gap between Cross and Resurrection has been imagined in Christian Traditions as that time when Jesus goes down into Hell to free the souls of all those whom he loves, to lead them to light and life.