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The Passionist Family

The way we came to understand love was that he laid down his life for us; we too must lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters (I Jn. 3,16)

The evangelical and apostolic ideal of St. Paul of the Cross was also shared by women. Motivated by the memory of God's love for each person, they have in the past and continue today to contribute to the improvement of the human and religious condition of the poor and marginated, ministering particularly to young women of all ages.

RELIGIOUS OF THE PASSION OF JESUS CHRIST or "Passionist Nuns". Living a cloistered life primarily dedicated to prayer and union with God, this community thus embodies the contemplative aspect of Passionist life. Their union with God unites them in profound solidarity with contemporary society. Their communities welcome women who desire to spend a period of time in retreat, in prayer and quiet. At the request of the local Bishop the religious may also teach catechism to young girls. The community was founded in 1771 by St. Paul of the Cross and by Mother Mary Crucified Costantini in Tarquinia, Italy. There are 37 convents located in 15 countries throughout the world. Though juridically autonomous, every convent lives by the same Rule.

PASSIONIST SISTERS OF ST. PAUL OF THE CROSS, founded in Florence, October 1811, by Maddelena Frescobaldi. She took the Rule written by St. Paul of the Cross for the Passionist Nuns and adapted it to the active life. At first their ministry was directed to reforming the lives of prostitutes. Later it was extended to the education of young girls so that they might be capable of entering society with no fear of being corrupted. The community also administers schools and nurseries. They are present in 17 countries. Address: Via Don C. Gnocchi, 75 00166 ROMA, Italy Tel. (39) (6) 62 43 270/Fax (39) (6) 61 40 609

SISTERS OF THE CROSS AND PASSION OF JESUS CHRIST (Sisters of the Cross and Passion), founded by Fr. Gaudenzio Rossi, C.P. and Elizabeth Prout in 1851, Manchester, England, for the purpose of ministering to young women immigrants coming from Ireland. Their apostolate also now includes the education of the young. The community is present in 7 countries. Address: Manor Lodge 17 Elwes Way NORTHAMPTON, NN3 4EA, England Tel. (44) (604) 40 7192

DAUGHTERS OF THE PASSION OF JESUS CHRIST AND THE SORROWS OF MARY (Hijas de la Pasión de Jesucristo y de María Dolorosa), founded in Tacubaya, Mexico by Fr. Diego Alberici, C.P. and Dolores Medina ye Zepeda in 1896 for the purpose of teaching catechism to young girls, especially among the very poor. Their apostolate now includes teaching and administering schools for girls. The Congregation has houses in 8 countries, for the most part in Central America. Address: José Gómez de la Cortina 6 Col. San Miguel Chapultepec 11850 Mexico, D.F. Tel. (52) (5) 15 02 67

SISTERS OF ST. GEMMA GALGANI, founded in 1939 by former Passionist Nun, Mother Gemma Giannini, with the object of teaching catechism and educating the young, especially in abandoned areas. The Sisters are present in 3 countries. Address: Villa S. Maria 55010 CAMIGLIANO (LU), Italy Tel. (39) (583) 92 71 65: Fax (39) 583) 92 87 68

PASSIONIST MISSIONARIES OF ST. GEMMA, an institute of women religious founded in 1948 by Fr. Gabriel Sillekens, C.P., for the purpose of collaborating with the Dutch Passionist Missions. Their sole community is located in the Prelature of Montes Belos, Brazil. Address: Irmas Missionarias de Sta. Gemma Caixa Postal 42/76 100 000 Sao Luis de Montes Belos, GO, Brazil

PASSIONIST MISSIONARY ADORERS, a recent foundation for women who live Passionist spirituality, characterized by devotion to the Eucharist. Their members also teach catechism and collaborate on parish missions. Address: Suore Adoratrici Missionarie Passioniste Via Olivella, 33 03049 Sant'Elia Fuime Rapido FR, ITALIA Tel [ 39] 0776 42767

SECULAR MISSIONARIES OF THE PASSION, an institute of laity who remain in society, their daily lives motivated by Passionist spirituality, . The first group was founded by Fr. Costante Brovetto in 1957 in Ovada (AL). A second group was established in Mascalucia (CT) in 1968 through the combined initiative of Fr. Generoso Privitera and Sarina Consoli. The groups were merged in 1974. Members are found in Italy, Brazil, Mexico and the USA. Address: Via del Bosco 11 95030 MASCALUCIA (CT), Italy Tel. (39) (95) 72 74 275

Addresses of the General Houses of the Passionist Family

CASA GENERALIZIA DEI PASSIONISTI
Piazza SS. Giovanni e Paolo al Celio, 13
Tel. 06/772711
00184 ROMA ( Italia)

RELIGIOSE PASSIONISTE Dl CLAUSURA(Monastero più antico)
Monastero delle Passioniste
Via Garibaldi, 47
01016 TARQUINIA (VT) Italia

SUORE PASSIONISTE Dl S. PAOLO DELLA CROCE (Signa)
Casa Generalizia
Via don Carlo Gnocchi, 75
00166 ROMA (Italia)
Tel. 06/624.08.60

SISTERS OF THE CROSS AND PASSION (English)
Rev. Mother General, C.P.
Manor Lodge - 17 Elwes Way
Northampton, NN3 4EA (England)

RELIGIOSAS HIJAS DE LA PASIóN
Rv. Madre General C.F. P.
C/José Gómez de la Cortina 6
Colon¡a San Miquel Chapultépec
11850 MÉXICO, D.F. (México)
Tel. 515.02.67

S0RELLE Dl SANTA GEMMA
Rev.ma Superiora Generale
Villa S. Maria
55010 CAMIGLIANO (LU) (Italia)
Tel. 0583/92.71.65

VOCATION SISTERS
Rev. Mother General
Gothic House High Street
Angmering, EAST SUSSEX, BN 16 4AH (England)

SIERVAS DE LA PASION
Rev. M. Superiora General
C/Llobet y Vall-Llosera,12
08032 BARCELONA ( España )
Tel. (3) 236.39.57

SUORE ORSOLINE DEL SS. CROCIFISSO
Rev. ma Superiora Generale
Via Villa Sofia, 9
90146 RESUTTANA (Palermo) (Italia)
Tel 52 64 03

IRMAS MISSIONARIA DE SANTA GEMA
Rev.ma Superiora Generale
Caixa Postal 42
76500 SÃO LUIS DE MONTES BELOS - GO ( Brasil)

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