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Passionists UK As Fr Ignatius Spencer is declared ‘venerable’, his life remains an inspiration and challenge

As Fr Ignatius Spencer is declared ‘venerable’, his life remains an inspiration and challenge

Why is the canonisation of Ignatius Spencer important? His life, and dedication to the poor, are an outstanding example to all of us.

Passionists UK Anxiety makes us grasp for control – but that can’t be the answer

Anxiety makes us grasp for control – but that can’t be the answer

Who could be blamed for struggling with anxiety in the current moment? But clutching at control doesn't allow much space for God.

Passionists UK Crisis intervention is laudable and necessary. But it’s not enough.

Crisis intervention is laudable and necessary. But it’s not enough.

People will very often fall back into coping mechanisms once crisis intervention support has been taken away. We must provide everyday love and support to those people whose lives are in turmoil, and remind them of the God who loves them.

Passionists UK The year of Coronavirus gave me a glimpse of how it feels to be ‘labelled’

The year of Coronavirus gave me a glimpse of how it feels to be ‘labelled’

Being classified as vulnerable affected how I thought about myself. For the first time in my life I felt useless, unnecessary.

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 Engaging with race in the Catholic Worker movement

Engaging with race in the Catholic Worker movement

Our Passionist Partners at London Catholic Worker ask: how can houses of hospitality avoid 'white saviour' complexes, and engage with the Black Lives Matter movement?

Passionists UK A Message from Pope Francis on the Passionists’ 300 year Jubilee

A Message from Pope Francis on the Passionists’ 300 year Jubilee

As Passionists celebrate 300 years of the life of the Congregation, Pope Francis circulated a letter to the Passionists worldwide.

Passionists UK Life and Death on the Border of the UK

Life and Death on the Border of the UK

Alex Holmes, from Catholic Worker Calais, presents snapshots of life from the forgotten camps of the Calais 'jungle'.

Passionists UK Climate change, like Covid-19, is linked to racism

Climate change, like Covid-19, is linked to racism

From Green Christian: Global warming and environmental degradation will have a devastating impact on people of colour before others.

Passionists UK Imagining the Minsteracres Walled Garden in 2025…

Imagining the Minsteracres Walled Garden in 2025…

Our Passionist partners at Minsteracres share their vision for the Eco-Community's Walled Garden in 5 years' time.

Passionists UK For Passionists here in England, Black Lives Matter

For Passionists here in England, Black Lives Matter

"As I reflect on who we are and have been as Passionists here in England, I feel sure that for us this statement is deeply real."

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.