Who is Paul Francis Daneo, Italian mystic and saint, better known as?
St. Paul of the Cross (1694-1775) whose Feast Day is today, October 20th.
What does their insignia – Jesu XPI Passio – mean??
Written in Greek and Latin, these words mean: “The Passion of Jesus Christ.”
Who are the Passionsist saints?
St. Maria Goretti, St. Innocent Canoura, St. Gabriel Possenti, St. Gemma Galgani, St. Vincent Strambi, Blessed Lorenzi Salvi, Blessed Dominic Barberi, and most recently St. Charles Houben. As I mentioned in an earlier post, Princess Diana’s great-great-great-uncle, Fr. Ignatius (George) Spencer, Passionist priest, is being proposed for sainthood. He is also the great-uncle of Winston Churchill.
How were the Passionists founded?
The sorrowful Mother appeared to St. Paul of the Cross in the eighteenth century dressed in the Passionist habit, asking him to found an institute to remember the sufferings and death of her Son.
What refrain do they hold close in their hearts?
“May the Passion of Christ be always in our hearts.”
Where can I learn more about the Passionists nuns?
Thanks to the Passionist Fathers too for some of the ideas for the Q&A!