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THE PASSIONISTS: HOLY SPIRIT PROVINCE AUSTRALIA, NZ, PNG AND VIETNAM

The Passionists of the Holy Spirit Province (Australia, NZ, PNG, Vietnam) live in the 21st century as “active contemplatives,” maintaining a healthy and fulfilling balance between ministry and prayer. Everything about our life is based on the Passion of Jesus, or as St Paul of the Cross (our Founder) calls it: “The greatest work of God’s love.”

While our traditional ministries have been leading retreats and parish missions, we also explore and accept other ministries that enable us to keep alive the memory of the Passion, to minister to the Suffering Christ of today. St Paul once wrote, “The zeal for the ministry of the Cross is ingenious,” and indeed that zeal has taken us to 63 countries, seeking the marginalised in our society.

We are only able to do this because of the community that we live in and draw support from. By living community life, we are nourished and built up, enabling us to live lives of prayer, ministry, and witness to the Love that touches each one of us.

Our Provincial, Fr. Tom McDonough CP, wrote about our Passionist vocation: “To love Christ in His Passion, and to be there for others in theirs – that is our unique vocation as Passionists – to live with passion, to make a difference.”

About Us

THE PASSIONISTS: HOLY SPIRIT PROVINCE AUSTRALIA, NZ, PNG AND VIETNAM

The Passionists of the Holy Spirit Province (Australia, NZ, PNG, Vietnam) live in the 21st century as “active contemplatives,” maintaining a healthy and fulfilling balance between ministry and prayer. Everything about our life is based on the Passion of Jesus, or as St Paul of the Cross (our Founder) calls it: “The greatest work of God’s love.”

While our traditional ministries have been leading retreats and parish missions, we also explore and accept other ministries that enable us to keep alive the memory of the Passion, to minister to the Suffering Christ of today. St Paul once wrote, “The zeal for the ministry of the Cross is ingenious,” and indeed that zeal has taken us to 63 countries, seeking the marginalised in our society.

We are only able to do this because of the community that we live in and draw support from. By living community life, we are nourished and built up, enabling us to live lives of prayer, ministry, and witness to the Love that touches each one of us.

Our Provincial, Fr. Tom McDonough CP, wrote about our Passionist vocation: “To love Christ in His Passion, and to be there for others in theirs – that is our unique vocation as Passionists – to live with passion, to make a difference.”

Could you use your story and your life to live with passion and to make a difference in our suffering world today? 

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Stages of Formation

“We apply a holistic approach to formation focusing on being healthy in all aspects of life:
PHYSICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL.”

ASPIRANCY
POSTULANCY
NOVITIATE
TEMPORARY PROFESSION
FINAL PROFESSION

Our Stories

I am part of a congregation that offers both traditional and new, exciting possibilities in ministry. It is a community full of joy, love and connection.
LUKE BULLEY CP
For me, being a Passionist is an ongoing process. It is something that you continue growing into until the day you die.
JOSEPH LIAIA CP
The first thing that caught my attention about the Passionists was this idea of suffering. This resonated with my experience of being a refugee as a child.
ERICK NIYIRAGIRA CP
This experience of God’s Love in my own life has led me, through study, discernment and reflection, to the conviction that I am called to live this life.
NGUYEN NGOC TUAN CP

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TAKE THE LEAP. DISCOVER FOR YOURSELF

Following your vocational calling isn’t always as easy as we might think. However, while some people “just know,” for others, it takes a lot more time, and sometimes taking a leap into the unknown is the best way for us to truly discover if that is where God is calling us.

May the passion of Christ be always in our minds and hearts.