The Passionist Missionaries of Rye Brook, New York have been recognized by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP) for their creative effort with a 2012 Hermes Creative Award.
The winning submission - the 2011 Passion Flower Perpetual Mass Enrollment card – was one of several thousand entries in the international competition. The sympathy card explains how missionaries used the passion flower to teach people about the Crucifixion: the ten petals representing the Apostles who were present, the five stamens; the five wounds Jesus suffered, and the flower’s filaments, the Crown of Thorns. The Passionist Missionaries also produce cards to acknowledge life events such as birthdays, illness, etc.
Passionist priests and brothers of the Province of St. Paul of the Cross are members of a worldwide community founded by St. Paul of the Cross, one of the great missionaries of the Catholic Church. Today, in 52 nations of the world, Passionist priests, brothers, women religious and lay people continue his mission, many in poor and remote areas of Haiti and Honduras, Jamaica and the West Indies. They are guided by the motto “May the Passion of Christ Be Always In Our Hearts.”
On June 1, the Passionists moved to Rye Brook, NY from Union City, NJ. The new location enables the Province Pastoral Center, Finance Office of St. Paul’s Benevolent, Educational and Missionary Institute, Inc., Passionist Development and Passionist Communications offices to reside under a single roof, allowing for greater communication and efficiency.