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The Passionists 300 Jubileum Renewing Our Mission

3 Nails

J+M+J THEN THEY CRUCIFIED HIM. (St. Mark 15, 24). This one sentence of four simple words is used by St. Mark to express the greatest act of love, the Passion of Christ. At that moment, three nails were driven into the body of JESUS leaving nail marks that remained even after the Resurrection. Lent 2021 arrives in the midst of our extended Lent of 2020 caused by the pandemic. How will we “celebrate” Lent this year? What will you do differently? I recall my Catholic school days when Sister Anicetta, F.S.S.J., the cafeteria manageress at Mater Dolorosa School, served fish cakes and homemade French fries every Friday, Lent or not. So, it wasn’t the menu that made the Lenten Friday after Ash Wednesday nor any other Friday in Lent unique. Rather, after lunch on that particular Friday of the “porch “ of Lent, Father Pastor came over to School to preside over the blessing of carpenter nails. Each student received three nails as a reminder of the nails that pierced the Precious Body of Christ. Students were instructed to carry these three nails on his or her person for all 40 days of Lent as a visual reminder of the

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From Kate's Blog


Sunday, March 7, 2021, we had the distinct pleasure of hosting Cardinal DiNardo and the archdiocesan choir for the Presbyteral ordination of Father Nicolas Divine, CP. The new Passionist Priest

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Happy 74th Anniversary!!

In 1947, 74 years ago today, the members of the Passionist Congregation walked onto this “Holy Ground” as owners for the first time! January 3rd, the feast of The Holy

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Abundant Gratitude.

Thank you!! I am always amazed at the generous support of this holy place! Our gala was a virtual success!  We highlighted Holy Name’s mission, celebrated the Passionist Congregation, and

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Father Carl Tenhunfeld, CP

May He Rest in Peace! Father Carl Tenhunfeld December 17th, 1928 – October 14th, 2020 Kate Mims and Deacon James Anderson had the opportunity to represent Holy Name Passionist Retreat

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Faith NOT fear!

If God is FOR us who can be against us? We must hold fast to this TRUTH  and allow it to penetrate our heart, mind and soul! When we let fear,

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Our God is a Compassionate and Loving God …Slow to anger and full of Kindness! He sent us His Son – Who willingly laid down His life for us so

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