The 2020 – 2021 retreat season theme is…

LORD IT IS GOOD FOR US TO BE HERE. ~ MT 17:4
“The Paradox”

Webster’s defines paradox as 'a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true’.

It’s good that we are here? It isn’t feeling like a good time in life…between the Pandemic and the unrest that we as a country are not just watching but feeling. The words from the gospel of Matthew, spoken by Peter at the sight of Christ shining like the sun, are challenging. The gospel account of the transfiguration is bookended by two predictions of the passion. If we pause to reflect between our own sufferings, can we too say, “Lord it is good for us to be here”?

In November of 2020, the Passionists will begin the celebration of the Tricentenary of the foundation of the Congregation. Where is the ‘here’ in the context of the 300th Anniversary? We could say that 'it is good to be here at the foot of the Cross' with Christ, Love crucified, where the Passionists have led thousands of souls over the years and at HNPRC for the past 75 years.

The challenge of these few words is to find the joy in the middle of the heartache. Spiritual joy amidst the suffering.

Come and join us on ‘holy ground’ as we prayerfully break open “The Paradox”.

FIND YOUR PARISH WEEKEND FOR MEN

All Saints

Annunciation

Christ the Good Shepherd

Christ Our Light

Christ the Redeemer

Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

Corpus Christi Catholic Church

Epiphany of the Lord

Holy Cross

Holy Family, Galveston

Holy Family, Missouri City

Holy Ghost

Holy Rosary, Rosenberg

Immaculate Conception

Most Holy Trinity

Our Lady of Czestochowa

Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Mother of Mercy

Prince of Peace

Sacred Heart, Conroe

Sacred Heart, Palestine 

Sacred Heart, Richmond

St. Albert Trapani

St. Ambrose 

St. Angela Merici

St. Anthony of Padua

St. Anne, Houston

St. Anne, Tomball

St. Bartholomew the Apostle

St. Catherine of Siena

St. Cecilia

St. Charles Borromeo

St. Christopher

St. Cyril of Alexandria

St. Edith Stein

St. Edward, Spring

St. Faustina 

St. Frances Cabrini

St. Francis de Sales

St. Hyacinth

St. Ignatius Loyola, Spring

St. James the Apostle

St. Jerome

St. Jerome, Clute

St. John of the Cross

St. John the Baptist, Alvin

St. John Vianney

St. Laurence, Sugar Land

St. Luke the Evangelist

St. Leo the Great

St. Louis

St. Martha, Kingwood

St. Mary Magdalene

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception

St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal

St. Mary of the Purification

St. Mary, Star of the Sea

St. Mary's, Brenham

St. Mary's, Plantersville

St. Mary's, Sealy

St. Matthias the Apostle

St. Maximilian Kolbe

St. Michael, Houston

St. Michael, Lake Jackson

St. Michael, Needville

St. Nicholas

St. Patrick, Houston

St. Paul, Nassau Bay

St. Philip of Jesus

St. Philip the Apostle

St. Philip's Retreat Guild

St. Pius V, Pasadena

St. Rose of Lima

St. Theresa, Houston

St. Theresa, Sugar Land

St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas More

St. Thomas the Apostle, Huntsville

St. Vincent de Paul

Sts. Peter and Paul

Sts. Simon and Jude

The 2020 – 2021 retreat season theme is…

LORD IT IS GOOD FOR US TO BE HERE. ~ MT 17:4
“The Paradox”

Webster’s defines paradox as 'a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true’.

It’s good that we are here? It isn’t feeling like a good time in life…between the Pandemic and the unrest that we as a country are not just watching but feeling. The words from the gospel of Matthew, spoken by Peter at the sight of Christ shining like the sun, are challenging. The gospel account of the transfiguration is bookended by two predictions of the passion. If we pause to reflect between our own sufferings, can we too say, “Lord it is good for us to be here”?

In November of 2020, the Passionists will begin the celebration of the Tricentenary of the foundation of the Congregation. Where is the ‘here’ in the context of the 300th Anniversary? We could say that 'it is good to be here at the foot of the Cross' with Christ, Love crucified, where the Passionists have led thousands of souls over the years and at HNPRC for the past 75 years.

The challenge of these few words is to find the joy in the middle of the heartache. Spiritual joy amidst the suffering.

Come and join us on ‘holy ground’ as we prayerfully break open “The Paradox”.

FIND YOUR PARISH WEEKEND FOR MEN

All Saints

Annunciation

Christ the Good Shepherd

Christ Our Light

Christ the Redeemer

Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

Corpus Christi Catholic Church

Epiphany of the Lord

Holy Cross

Holy Family, Galveston

Holy Family, Missouri City

Holy Ghost

Holy Rosary, Rosenberg

Immaculate Conception

Most Holy Trinity

Our Lady of Czestochowa

Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Mother of Mercy

Prince of Peace

Sacred Heart, Conroe

Sacred Heart, Palestine 

Sacred Heart, Richmond

St. Albert Trapani

St. Ambrose 

St. Angela Merici

St. Anthony of Padua

St. Anne, Houston

St. Anne, Tomball

St. Bartholomew the Apostle

St. Catherine of Siena

St. Cecilia

St. Charles Borromeo

St. Christopher

St. Cyril of Alexandria

St. Edith Stein

St. Edward, Spring

St. Faustina 

St. Frances Cabrini

St. Francis de Sales

St. Hyacinth

St. Ignatius Loyola, Spring

St. James the Apostle

St. Jerome

St. Jerome, Clute

St. John of the Cross

St. John the Baptist, Alvin

St. John Vianney

St. Laurence, Sugar Land

St. Luke the Evangelist

St. Leo the Great

St. Louis

St. Martha, Kingwood

St. Mary Magdalene

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception

St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal

St. Mary of the Purification

St. Mary, Star of the Sea

St. Mary's, Brenham

St. Mary's, Plantersville

St. Mary's, Sealy

St. Matthias the Apostle

St. Maximilian Kolbe

St. Michael, Houston

St. Michael, Lake Jackson

St. Michael, Needville

St. Nicholas

St. Patrick, Houston

St. Paul, Nassau Bay

St. Philip of Jesus

St. Philip the Apostle

St. Philip's Retreat Guild

St. Pius V, Pasadena

St. Rose of Lima

St. Theresa, Houston

St. Theresa, Sugar Land

St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas More

St. Thomas the Apostle, Huntsville

St. Vincent de Paul

Sts. Peter and Paul

Sts. Simon and Jude

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The 2020 – 2021 retreat season theme is…

LORD IT IS GOOD FOR US TO BE HERE. ~ MT 17:4
“The Paradox”

Webster’s defines paradox as 'a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true’.

It’s good that we are here? It isn’t feeling like a good time in life…between the Pandemic and the unrest that we as a country are not just watching but feeling. The words from the gospel of Matthew, spoken by Peter at the sight of Christ shining like the sun, are challenging. The gospel account of the transfiguration is bookended by two predictions of the passion. If we pause to reflect between our own sufferings, can we too say, “Lord it is good for us to be here”?

In November of 2020, the Passionists will begin the celebration of the Tricentenary of the foundation of the Congregation. Where is the ‘here’ in the context of the 300th Anniversary? We could say that 'it is good to be here at the foot of the Cross' with Christ, Love crucified, where the Passionists have led thousands of souls over the years and at HNPRC for the past 75 years.

The challenge of these few words is to find the joy in the middle of the heartache. Spiritual joy amidst the suffering.

Come and join us on ‘holy ground’ as we prayerfully break open “The Paradox”.

FIND YOUR PARISH WEEKEND FOR MEN

All Saints

Annunciation

Christ the Good Shepherd

Christ Our Light

Christ the Redeemer

Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

Corpus Christi Catholic Church

Epiphany of the Lord

Holy Cross

Holy Family, Galveston

Holy Family, Missouri City

Holy Ghost

Holy Rosary, Rosenberg

Immaculate Conception

Most Holy Trinity

Our Lady of Czestochowa

Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Mother of Mercy

Prince of Peace

Sacred Heart, Conroe

Sacred Heart, Palestine 

Sacred Heart, Richmond

St. Albert Trapani

St. Ambrose 

St. Angela Merici

St. Anthony of Padua

St. Anne, Houston

St. Anne, Tomball

St. Bartholomew the Apostle

St. Catherine of Siena

St. Cecilia

St. Charles Borromeo

St. Christopher

St. Cyril of Alexandria

St. Edith Stein

St. Edward, Spring

St. Faustina 

St. Frances Cabrini

St. Francis de Sales

St. Hyacinth

St. Ignatius Loyola, Spring

St. James the Apostle

St. Jerome

St. Jerome, Clute

St. John of the Cross

St. John the Baptist, Alvin

St. John Vianney

St. Laurence, Sugar Land

St. Luke the Evangelist

St. Leo the Great

St. Louis

St. Martha, Kingwood

St. Mary Magdalene

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception

St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal

St. Mary of the Purification

St. Mary, Star of the Sea

St. Mary's, Brenham

St. Mary's, Plantersville

St. Mary's, Sealy

St. Matthias the Apostle

St. Maximilian Kolbe

St. Michael, Houston

St. Michael, Lake Jackson

St. Michael, Needville

St. Nicholas

St. Patrick, Houston

St. Paul, Nassau Bay

St. Philip of Jesus

St. Philip the Apostle

St. Philip's Retreat Guild

St. Pius V, Pasadena

St. Rose of Lima

St. Theresa, Houston

St. Theresa, Sugar Land

St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas More

St. Thomas the Apostle, Huntsville

St. Vincent de Paul

Sts. Peter and Paul

Sts. Simon and Jude

 

Prayer for Passionist Retreatants

Jesus, you invited the apostles to come away with you to a deserted place and rest a while. Like your apostles, enable me to experience You on retreat — your suffering love and tender compassion. May I come to better know myself, to draw closer to you, and to thus be of better service to my brothers and sisters in the Church. Help me to listen attentively, to ponder prayerfully, to respond generously, and to benefit from the solitude and peace. Through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Sorrows, may I and my fellow retreatants leave our retreat as deeply committed Christians, better able to follow Your footsteps in all the opportunities and challenges of life. Amen.