Who Are The Passionists?

A family of Roman Catholic religious vowed for Gospel life and service, committed to keep alive in people’s hearts the memory of the Passion and sufferings of Jesus.

Founded in eighteenth century Italy by St. Paul of the Cross, they have been evangelizers of the Good News of God’s love.

They came to North America in 1852. Presently they serve in fifty countries where, with women’s branches of the Passionist family and laity, they carry on the Founder’s dream of serving the Gospel in poor and incommodious places.

Mission Statement of the Congregation of the Passion

Faithful to the charism of St Paul of the Cross, the Mission of the Passionists is to keep alive in the world the love of Jesus Crucified as seen in His Sacred Passion.

This mission is rooted in prayerful community life and is expressed in collaborative ministry to the people of God in all walks of life especially to the poor and suffering.

We seek the unity of our lives and our Apostolate in the Passion of Jesus.