Passionist Order News & Reflections

2607, 2018

Event: Pilgrimage in honour of Blessed Dominic Barberi

Upcoming Event: Pilgrimage in honour of Blessed Dominic Barberi Monday 27th August, 12pm St. Anne & Bl. Dominic’s church, Sutton St Helen’s, WA9 3ZD Blessed Dominic Barberi was the first to bring the message of [...]

1207, 2018

An Old Vocation, A New Chapter

An Old Vocation, A New Chapter In October representatives from the Passionist congregation all over the world will meet in Rome for our General Chapter.  It’s held every six years at the Passionist Generalate (pictureeed; [...]

2706, 2018

The Passionist Family has a new Special Benefactor

The Passionist Family has a new Special Benefactor 27th June 2018 Fr. John Johnson is the Parish Priest of St Mary's Wigan, and a man with a lifelong devotion to the Passion and to the [...]

1206, 2018

Fr Martin Newell: Priest Protester

Fr Martin Newell: Priest Protester We are familar with the phrase ‘putting your money where your mouth is’ – Fr Martin Newell is an example of someone putting his faith where his mouth is – [...]

2205, 2018

Talking with … James Trewby

James Trewby, the Columban Justice and Peace Education Worker recently came to talk to the Curia about engaging with young people. James has undertaken research into the pedagogical aspects of gap-year experiences and the life-stories [...]

1802, 2018

Peace and The Passion Demonstrated: Fr. Martin Newell in Court

Martin appeared before Birmingham Magistrates Court on 28th February 2018 for refusing to pay a fine against the arms trade in 2009. He was one of a group of protesters from the London Catholic Worker [...]

609, 2017

Austin Smith and Princess Diana – Nicholas Postlethwaite

In a recent article in The Tablet, journalist Catherine Pepinster suggested that the  nation’s mourning for Princess Diana may demonstrate atavistic catholic symbolism buried deep in our UK history. Whether true or not, Diana herself, [...]

3008, 2017

A Homily for the Mass of Blessed Dominic Barberi – Bishop Marcus Stock

A Homily delivered at St Anne and Blessed Dominic Barberi, Sutton, Monday 28th August 2017 I am sure that the historical account of Blessed Dominic’s life, and his role in the conversion of John Henry [...]

2308, 2017

Still Here After All These Years: a Homily – Martin Newell

Homily on 50th Anniversary and 20th Birthday In my last year at Seminary, I was in the staff room getting the key for the photocopy room, when a former staff member walked in. [...]

901, 2017

An Autobiographical Sketch – David Williams

At the age of eighteen I entered the Congregation of the Passion, a religious order founded in the north of Italy in the middle of the eighteenth century. The rule by which we lived [...]