Recent Reflections

805, 2017

In Defence of Madness – Richard Solly

In Defence of Madness - Richard Solly In 'Black Elk Speaks', Lakota holy man Black Elk laments the destruction of his people's world view, their 'dream', because it was 'a beautiful dream'. [...]

1602, 2017

Dominic Barberi, Oscar Romero and Gandhi – Martin Newell

Homily on August 28th 2016, Dominic’s Day Celebration, at the Passionist Shrine at St Anne’s and Blessed Dominic’s Church, Sutton, St Helen’s, Lancashire. ( 1st Reading: Isaiah 53:1-12 : Gospel: Matthew 16:21-16) About [...]

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 [...]