Our Passionist Saints
The Passionist Congregation rejoices in many wonderful women and men who have lived their lives as Passionists. Several of these have been officially recognised by the Church for their saintly lives, and others are being considered for that acknowledgement.
There are many who lived faith-filled inspiring lives who will never have official recognition. There are seven Passionist Saints, nine Blesseds and seventeen Venerables. Three of the saints were young (Gabriel Possenti, Gemma Galgani and Maria Goretti), of whom, only Gabriel was a professed Passionist.
During the Spanish civil war, in 1936, sixteen students, between the ages of eighteen and twenty-one, four brothers and seven priests from the Passionist community in Daimiel were murdered by anti-clericalist forces.