Blessed Nicéforo de Jesús y María (Vicente Díez Tejerina) was born in 1893 and Blessed Juan Pedro de San Antonio (José María Bengoa Aranguren) in 1890. Both were born in Spain. Aspiring to do something meaningful in their life, they responded to God’s call generously » Continue Reading.
St. Gabriel’s life reveals that a profound love for the Mother of Sorrows is of the very essence of the Passionist charism, for it was Mary who appeared to young Paul Francis Daneo, the Passionist founder, and called him to found the Congregation. Francisco Possenti was » Continue Reading.
On June 3, 2007, in St. Peter’s Square, with sheets of rain battering even the sturdiest of umbrellas, Pope Benedict XVI elevated a humble priest, a Passionist named Charles Houben, to the status of saint. Had St. Charles been there for his own canonization, he » Continue Reading.
The cause for beatification of murdered Passionist missionary, Fr. Carl Schmitz, CP, was begun in the Philippines on April 26, 2004, the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. A member of Holy Cross Province, Fr. Carl grew up on the northwest side of Chicago. » Continue Reading.
Blessed Lorenzo Maria of St. Francis Xavier (Salvi) was born in Rome on October 30, 1782. He professed the Passionist Rule on November 20, 1802 at the age of 20 and entered the priesthood on December 29,1805. He followed closely in the footsteps of the founder » Continue Reading.
Dominic was born to a poor family of Italian farmers in 1792. Orphaned at the tender age of eight, an uncle and aunt raised him in the town of Merlano. Young Dominic was not sent to school, but instead was taught to shepherd sheep. But » Continue Reading.
At Maria Goretti’s canonization by Pope Pius XII on June 24, 1950, some 500,000 people, mostly young men and women, were in attendance. Maria’s life and death had come to exemplify purity of heart and spiritual strength in the face of temptation. Maria Goretti, born in » Continue Reading.
Born in 1745 in Civitavecchia, the port city of Rome, Italy, Vincent Strambi was an only child who lived a devout life as a youth thanks to the example of the Franciscans. His religious fervor led to his entering the seminary at age 15. The Dominicans » Continue Reading.
Father Carl Schmitz, C.P., Holy Cross Province (1917- 1988) http://passionistindia.com/saints.html (other details found) Bishop Cuthbert O’Gara, C.P., (1886-1968) Called a “dry martyr “by Bishop Fulton Sheen www.cpprovince.org/archives/bios/5/5-13c.php Fathers Walter Coveyou, Clement Seybold, and Godfrey Holbein