A life giving gift,
- experiencing the Passion of Jesus –
draws us into the Heart of God.
It enables us to be who we are,
and is the foundation of all that we do.
For it is by entering into the pain and
suffering of Jesus
that we are strengthened to enter into
our pain and suffering,
and so we are able to stand with others
Although the Passion of Jesus
offers no hope without the Resurrection,
this Resurrection Hope cannot be experienced
unless first we are willing to stay with
When God is discovered in the ordinariness
the Charism and inspiration given to St.
Paul of the Cross remain alive.
The Spirituality flowing from the Charism
enables us to enter into relationships
that may not otherwise be humanly possible.
It thus creates and is sustained by a
sense of community
and expresses itself in empathy, depth
down to earthness and a willingness to
The Passionists – Australia,
New Zealand and Papua New Guinea - 2003