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Passionists UK Passionist Spirituality

Passionist Spirituality

Explore the theology behind the Passionists movement, and many of the prayers that we find inspirational in our daily life.

Passionists UK Introduction to Passionist Spirituality

Introduction to Passionist Spirituality

At the heart of Passionist spirituality is contemplation of the Passion the suffering and the Cross – of Jesus Christ. It is vital to understand this correctly. St Paul of the Cross called the Passion the most overwhelming example of the love of God – it is this overwhelming love which we contemplate. Our spirituality is simple but very, very deep. St Paul of the Cross compared it to a bottomless ocean, and said that “the Passion will teach you everything”.

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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.

Passionist Prayers

Here are just a few reflections, prayers and quotations which are special to us as Passionists:

Passionists UK Give Us Grace to Labour: A Prayer of Therese Vanier

Give Us Grace to Labour: A Prayer of Therese Vanier

That oppressed people and those who oppress them, may free each other...

Passionists UK The Coventry Litany of Reconciliation

The Coventry Litany of Reconciliation

The Litany of Reconciliation, based on the seven cardinal sins, was written in 1958 by Canon Joseph Poole, the first Precentor of the new Cathedral.

Passionists UK What We Do is Very Little: A Prayer of Dorothy Day

What We Do is Very Little: A Prayer of Dorothy Day

What we do is very little. But it is like the little boy with a few loaves and fishes...

Passionists UK A Future Not Our Own: A Prayer of Oscar Romero

A Future Not Our Own: A Prayer of Oscar Romero

It helps now and then to step back and take a long view. The Kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is beyond our vision...

Passionists UK Selected texts from Pope Francis’ letter ‘The Joy of the Gospel’

Selected texts from Pope Francis’ letter ‘The Joy of the Gospel’

The great danger in today’s world, pervaded as it is by consumerism, is the desolation and anguish born of a complacent yet covetous heart...

Passionists UK What Compassion Asks Us: Reflections by Henri Nouwen

What Compassion Asks Us: Reflections by Henri Nouwen

Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness,fear, confusion, and anguish...

Reflections

Read reflections by members of the Passionist movement.

Passionists UK Loving my neighbour means letting go of total control in my life

Loving my neighbour means letting go of total control in my life

Having the courage to let go of my ideas, prejudices and perceived control - and become more compassionate - is where my humanity likes to engage in a tug-of-war.

Passionists UK Politics in action can be ugly, but we can’t retreat from it

Politics in action can be ugly, but we can’t retreat from it

If we want to be involved in society, if we want to form community, we have a duty to notice what is happening on the structural scale, not just the personal.

Passionists UK Becoming aware of the goodness around us

Becoming aware of the goodness around us

At times it seems we are pre-disposed to focus on faults in the world, rather than all the goodness that is there.

Passionists UK The Passionists of the past were no strangers to pandemics

The Passionists of the past were no strangers to pandemics

Many before us risked, and lost, their lives to minister to the sick and suffering.