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Passionists UK Passionists Explained

Passionists Explained

The Passionists are a worldwide movement within the Catholic church, dedicating themselves to radical solidarity with the suffering of the world.

Passionists UK What is a Passionist?

What is a Passionist?

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.

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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.

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Passionists In Depth

Interested in reading more about the history and inspiration behind the Passionist movement? Get started here.

Passionists UK Dominic Barberi, the ‘saint’ attacked on England’s streets

Dominic Barberi, the ‘saint’ attacked on England’s streets

In the 1800s, Blessed Dominic Barberi endured insults and even physical attacks as he walked the streets in Passionist attire.

Passionists UK A Brief History of the Passionists, from St Paul of the Cross to Today

A Brief History of the Passionists, from St Paul of the Cross to Today

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.

Passionists UK Climate & The Passion of the Earth

Climate & The Passion of the Earth

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.

Passionists UK My Small Way of Being in Solidarity: Reflections on Prison

My Small Way of Being in Solidarity: Reflections on Prison

An interview with Fr Martin Newell around his experiences of imprisonment for peaceful protests.

Prayers and Reflections

Explore the theology behind the Passionists movement, and many of the prayers that we find inspirational in our daily life. Read more here.

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.

Passionists UK Politics in action can be ugly, but we can’t retreat from it

Politics in action can be ugly, but we can’t retreat from it

If we want to be involved in society, if we want to form community, we have a duty to notice what is happening on the structural scale, not just the personal.

Passionists UK Becoming aware of the goodness around us

Becoming aware of the goodness around us

At times it seems we are pre-disposed to focus on faults in the world, rather than all the goodness that is there.

Passionists UK The Passionists of the past were no strangers to pandemics

The Passionists of the past were no strangers to pandemics

Many before us risked, and lost, their lives to minister to the sick and suffering.