"May the Passion of Jesus Christ Be Always in our Hearts"
Our Retreat Season will focus on the Passion of Jesus as it unfolds in the Gospel of St. Mark.
The word "Passion" will refer not only to the suffering and death of Jesus on the Cross but
His empathy and dedication to the poor and oppressed of his time. Mark probes the "plunging"
of Jesus into the brokenness of humanity. Presumably the first step along all of our spiritual
paths is becoming aware, however dimly, of the numinous elements and experiences of our lives.
Eventually, we come to cherish these experiences, understand our values, and, perhaps, interpret
our lives according to myths and symbols inherited from our culture.
The Retreat will also highlight the principles and practice of Passionist Life as it pertains
to the everyday life of our retreatants, especially as we celebrate the 150th Anniversary
of the canonization of our Founder, St. Paul of the Cross, with the members of our greater