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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.


Short articles on some key Passionist ideas and principles.

Passionists UK What is a Passionist?

What is a Passionist?

The Passionists are a Catholic Religious Order, as well as a worldwide family who dedicate themselves to Passionist 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 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?

Life as a Passionist

What does Passionist life look like in England and Wales? Explore articles and videos here

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.