Passionist Saints and Passionist Feasts


In alphabetical order:

Blessed Bernard Mary, C.P.
Blessed Bernard Mary of Jesus, born Caesar Silvestrelli, a priest and religious of the Passionist Congregation, hailed as the 'Second Founder'".....Read More

Blessed Dominic, C.P. 
Dominic Barberi, born on June 22nd 1792, was the eleventh child of Giuseppe and Maria Barberi. His father died when he was six, his mother".....Read More

Bl. Eugene Bossilkov, C.P.- Martyr
The Passionist Bishop and Martyr Eugene Bossilkov was born November 16, 1900 in Belene (Bulgaria), a village in the Danube Valley. His family".....Read More

Blessed Grimoaldo, C.P.
   Passionist Religious

"Blessed Grimoaldo of the Purification, born Ferdinando Santamaria, a religious and clerical student of the Passionist Congregation, born on May 4, 1883 in Pontecorvo, Frosinone, Italy;".....Read More

Bl. Isidore de Loor, C.P.- Bro.  
"Blessed Isidore of Saint Joseph, also known as ‘the Brother of the Will of God’ born Isidore de Loor, a lay brother of the Passionist Congregation, born on April 13, 1881  ".....Read More

Bl. Lorenzo Salvi, C.P. - Priest
"Lorenzo was greatly impressed by the preaching and zeal of Saint Vincent Strambi and soon followed him into the Passionist Congregation. He became a novice at Monte Argentario in 1801, the first monastery of the Passionists.".....Read More

Blessed Niceforo, C.P. & Martyrs of Daimiel
On the night of 21-22 July 1936, the Passionist retreat of Daimiel, Ciudad Real (Spain), was enveloped in a deep calm. The darkness was like a protective blanket that covered the house and the church of Santo Cristo de la Luz.".....Read More

Blessed Pius Campidelli, CP - Religious
Blessed Pius of Saint Aloysius, born Luigi Campidelli, was a religious and clerical student of the Passionist Congregation. Luigi Campidelli was born to a family of impoverished farmers at Poggio Berni (Forli) on April 29, 1868.".....Read More

Our Mother of Holy Hope
Devotion to the most holy Virgin under the title of Mother of Holy Hope has been practiced in the Congregation of the Passion from the beginning. It was promoted in a special way by the great missionary,".....Read More

Our Sorrowful Mother
Devotion to the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady has its roots in Sacred Scripture and in Christian piety, which always associates the Blessed Mother with her suffering Son.".....Read More

Precious Blood of Jesus
"The month of July is dedicated to the Most Precious Blood of the Redeemer. Supreme homage is given to the Sacred Blood. As we adore the Sacred Heart,".....Read More

Presentation of the Virgin Mary
"Religious parents never fail by devout prayer to consecrate their children to the divine service and love, both before and after their birth. Some among the Jews, not content with this general consecration".....Read More

Solemn Commemoration of the Passion
Today we find ourselves immersed in the Sacred Passion of the Crucified Christ. It is an immersion into Revelation's greatest truth…. Wisdom's greatest enlightenment Love's".....Read More

St. Charles of Mt. Argus, C.P.
"The Catholic Church has a beautiful Preface for the feasts of Holy Men and Women that would be a good starting point for our reflections today. In it the Church prays to".....Read More

St. Gabriel, C.P. - Religious
"Francisco Possenti was born in Assisi on March 1, 1838, the eleventh child of Sante Possenti and Agnes Frisciotti. His father Sante was a distinguished Italian lawyer.".....Read More

St. Gemma Galgani 
"Maria Gemma Umberta Pia Galgani (March 12, 1878 – April 11, 1903) was an Italian mystic, venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church since 1940. She has been called the "Daughter of Passion" because of her profound imitation of the Passion of Christ.".....Read More

St. Innocencio, C.P.- Martyr
"Saint Inocencio of Mary Immaculate , born Emanuele Canoura Arnau, a member of the Passionist Congregation and martyr of the Spanish Civil War,".....Read More

St. Maria Goretti - Martyr
"St. Maria Goretti was born of a poor peasant family in Corinaldi, Italy, in 1890.  Near Nettuno she spent a difficult childhood Near Nettuno she spent a difficult childhood assisting her mother in".....Read More

St. Paul of the Cross, C.P. -
     Passionist Founder

"In an excerpt from St Paul's letter to the Romans, Chapter 5, he says "... let us exult, too, in our hardships, understanding that hardship develops perseverance, and perseverance develops character. St Paul of the Cross had more".....Read More

St. Vincent Mary Strambi, C.P. -

As a Passionist, Vincent was a man of prayer and community observance. He was also a zealous and effective missionary preacher. He helped to develop the methodology".....
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The Agony in the Garden

The scene of the agony in the garden was an ancient olive farm where our blessed Lord frequently retired to pray to his Father. The time was about midnight on the eve of the"..Read More

Triumph of the Cross
"This feast was observed in Rome before the end of the seventh century. It commemorates the recovery of the Holy Cross, which had been placed on Mt. Calvary by St. Helena and preserved in Jerusalem ".....Read More

  Ven Mother Mary Crucified, C.P. 
1st CP Nun
"In eighteenth century Italy there was in every city and town one or more convents of religious women, called "nuns." Ever since the Council of Trent such convents were strictly bound by cloister, which meant that".....
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