Brothers and Sisters in the Passion of Jesus
During May, we were blessed by the presence of five Passionist priests on retreat at our monastery: Fr. Ken O’Malley, Fr. Antonio Curto, Fr. Ronan Newbold, Fr. George Stanfield, and Fr. Joseph Barbieri. They hail from the community in Houston, TX which runs the Holy Name Retreat Center It was joy for us to have our brothers in the Passion join us for the liturgy, especially for the offering of the holy sacrifice of the Mass each morning. We also shared a reflection morning on a recent letter by Fr. Joachim Rego, C.P. for the 150th anniversary of the canonization of our Founder, St. Paul of the Cross. Sr. Catherine Marie presented some introductory thoughts for us, then after a time of prayer we gathered to dialogue about living out our shared charism in the apostolate of preaching and prayer, as well as in our daily lives in community. We hope this is only the first of many opportunities to celebrate and grow in the Passionist charism with our brothers in Jesus Crucified!