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Passionists UK Passionists Explained

Passionists Explained

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.

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.

At heart, a Passionist is one who has dedicated themselves to keeping alive the memory of the Passion of Jesus Christ: that is, the infinite love of God for each and every one of us.

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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.

Life as a Passionist

Read more about the experiences of Passionists in England and Wales

Passionists UK Passionist Monastic Life

Passionist Monastic Life

The Congregation of the Passion is a Religious Order of men in the Catholic Church. In England and Wales, the Order forms the core of our Passionist communities.

Passionists UK Passionist Communities

Passionist Communities

Find out more about the varied communities that have grown within the UK Passionist family.

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.

Explainers

Short articles on some key Passionist ideas and principles.

Passionists UK The Life of St Paul of the Cross

The Life of St Paul of the Cross

Who was Paul Francis Danei, and how did he become the founder of the Passionists?

Passionists UK Our Mission Statement 2018

Our Mission Statement 2018

Our latest public statement on our evolving Passionist life.

Passionists UK The Life of Ignatius Spencer

The Life of Ignatius Spencer

Who was Father Ignatius Spencer, and why is he important to the Passionist movement in England?

Passionists UK The Life of Dominic Barberi

The Life of Dominic Barberi

Who was Dominic Barberi, and how did he come to found the Passionists movement in England?

Passionists In-Depth

Find out more about the history and inspiration behind the Passionist movement. Get started here.

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 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.

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 Non-violent resistance as a Passionist principle

Non-violent resistance as a Passionist principle

How are non-violence and pacifism, and specifically the non-violent love of the Cross, 'good news' for those on the margins of society?