Our Evolving Passionist Life
Inspired by St. Paul of the Cross and Blessed Dominic Barberi, we believe the “Passion of Christ is the most overwhelming work and revelation of God’s love.”
We seek to live out a contemporary understanding of the Passion of Christ in our world today.
We desire to “keep alive the memory of the Passion” by being present with the crucified of today at “sites of suffering”, through our passion for justice for the poor and the excluded, those living on the margins, and for God’s creation.
Our life and action today is invigorated by “reading the signs of the times” and it is informed by the sources of our Passionist Charism.
Discerning the movement of the Spirit in this “age of the People of God” we recognise our Charism in others. We commit to supporting them in their action in a wider Passionist family that includes the Community of the Passion.
We commit to supporting and working in partnership with other groups and movements in the Church which are in harmony with our charism and Province Vision, especially Passionist Partners.
We recognise that the earth is crucified too and seek to grow into a fuller understanding and practice of a way of life and witness in solidarity with all God’s creation.
Among the crucified of today we see the rejected stranger and so we are committed to “welcoming the stranger”.
Recognising the need to be bold and creative in the task of evangelization (EG33), we seek to witness by word and deed to the non-violent love of the crucified Christ. We recognize and support the variety of ways of responding to Passionist life and action.
We prioritise our time and resources for the work of formation in, and promotion of, vocations to life in the Passionist family, including the Community of the Passion.
More About 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.