Renewing Our Dedication to Dwell on Mount Calvary
Passionist Nuns communities throughout the world (approximately 39 of them) will soon be renewing their vows as brides of Jesus Crucified.
This painting depicts Mother Mary Crucified of Jesus and those first valiant women who like the Blessed Virgin Mary, surrendered their lives to the Spirit of God to be instruments of God’s redemption in the world. The life of the Passionist Nuns began back in 1771! We thank you for the ways you support our life to this very day. Please continue to pray that we be ever faithful to our precious charism of consoling Jesus Crucified by bringing the fruits of his redemption to the world!
The following is from our Passionist breviary explaining the Feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple.
The tradition of the presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the temple was very dear to Saint Paul of the Cross because it reminded him of his own consecration to God by the foundation of the Passionist Congregation. He wanted the first house of the Passionists erected on Monte Argentario and the first monastery of Passionist Nuns founded at Tarquinia to be dedicated to the Presentation of our Blessed Mother.
Henceforth, this feast came to be celebrated in our Congregation with much solemnity, even in more recent times. Today, it commemorates the Blessed Virgin as the humble handmaid of the Lord, associated in the mystery of redemption, rather than the traditional presentation of Mary in the temple. The present Office and Mass have been written from this new perspective.
– Proper Offices of the Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ 1985
Blessed and Holy Day to all our Passionist Nuns!