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.
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
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.
Find out more about the varied communities that have grown within the UK Passionist family.
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.
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.
Short articles on some key Passionist ideas and principles.
Who was Paul Francis Danei, and how did he become the founder of the Passionists?
Our latest public statement on our evolving Passionist life.
Who was Father Ignatius Spencer, and why is he important to the Passionist movement in England?
Who was Dominic Barberi, and how did he come to found the Passionists movement in England?
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.
An interview with Fr Martin Newell around his experiences of imprisonment for peaceful protests.
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.
How are non-violence and pacifism, and specifically the non-violent love of the Cross, 'good news' for those on the margins of society?