In the United States today Saturday October 20th is the Feast of St. Paul of the Cross. In the rest of the world the feast was celebrated yesterday October 19th. The reason for the difference is that in the United States on October 19th the Feast of the North American Martyrs, St. John de Brebeuf and St. Isaac Jogues and Companions is celebrated, so a number of years ago the Passionists of North America petitions Rome to have St. Paul of the Cross' feast day transferred to October 20th as it is today.
What follows is a very important section of our Constitutions...
We seek the unity of our lives and our apostolate in the Passion of Jesus. His Passion reveals the power of God which penetrates the world, destroying the power of evil and building the Kingdom of God.
We express our participation in the Passion by a special vow, which is at once personal, communitarian, and apostolic. Through this vow we bind ourselves to keep alive the memory of the Passion of Christ. By word and deed we strive to foster awareness of its meaning and value for each person and for the life of the world.
Fundamentals of Our Life…
From the Passionist Constitutions
The Icon below was done by Br. Michael Moran, C.P.
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run"
Just a few thoughts to help you on your journey through life...let me know from time to time what you think...