Passionist Order News & Reflections

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 [...]

2312, 2016

My Life as a Passionist – Kasimir Pawlak

My name is Kasimir Pawlak CP. I have been living in Sweden for 45 years. I am retired but still have a little work. These days I live in the rectory of Christ the [...]

2611, 2016

Twenty Five Years as a Passionist – John Kearns

Twenty Five Years as a Passionist This year I have celebrated 25 years as a Passionist. Those 25 years began with a sense of vocation, of calling, to a life of prayer and of [...]

1010, 2016

A Personal Testimony to life in a Passionist House of Hospitality – Martin Newell

A Personal Testimony to life in a Passionist House of Hospitality  -  Martin Newell Two years ago two of us moved to Birmingham to start our Passionist House of [...]

209, 2015

My Life as a Passionist – Nicholas Postlethwaite

My Life as a Passionist  -  Nicholas Postlethwaite I have been extremely fortunate as a Passionist. After committing to become a member of St Joseph’s Passionist Province in 1958 I studied for six years [...]