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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 Being and Praying in this time of the Coronavirus

Being and Praying in this time of the Coronavirus

Guidelines and prayers for your help in this difficult time.

Passionists UK The Undivided Heart

The Undivided Heart

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.

Passionists UK A Church of Proximity: Learning to give, and share, to serve others

A Church of Proximity: Learning to give, and share, to serve others

A response to empty shelves, and the human proclivity to panic buy and hoard at the expense of others.

Passionists UK Holy Saturday: Christ’s Descent into Hell

Holy Saturday: Christ’s Descent into Hell

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.