**PLEASE NOTE: The Development Office at Rye Brook has moved to The Passionists Provincial Office at the Immaculate Conception Monastery located at 86-45 Edgerton Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11432. Our new telephone number to reach Development & other Provincial Offices is now (929) 419-7500. Thank You!

Daily Reflections

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St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491 – 1556)

July 31, 2020

When Pope Francis was elected Pope on March 13, 2013, to the surprise of most Catholics, we soon learned that he was a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).  This was the first time in the history of the papacy that a Jesuit was elected Pope. Moreover he was the first Pope from South America, and the first to take the... Read more

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In Earthen Vessels

July 30, 2020

In Earthen Vessels Today is the Memorial of Saint Peter Chrysologus who was Bishop of Ravenna, Italy in 433 AD. He fought paganism and heresy prevalent in his day.... Read more

St. martha

Friends Forever

July 29, 2020

Memorial of St. Martha July 29, 2020 Friend – that’s one of the wonderful ways we relate to Jesus and in which he relates to us. Yes, Jesus is Lord,... Read more

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Seeds and Weeds

July 28, 2020

July 28th, 2020 - JER 14:17-22 & MT 13:36-43 In Jesus’ field of life metaphor, the seeds grow beside the weeds. It takes the eventual harvest to fully... Read more

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The Kingdom of heaven is like…

July 27, 2020

Monday, July 27, 2020 – Weekday Jeremiah 13:1-11, Psalm 32:18-19, 20, 21, Matthew 13:31-35 The Kingdom of heaven is like… Jesus’... Read more



July 26, 2020

Sunday July 26, 2020 Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time In our Gospel today, we have three more parables. First, we have a parable telling us that the kingdom... Read more

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Feast of St. James the Apostle

July 25, 2020

July 25, Feast of St. James the Apostle Today is the feast of St. James the Apostle. He and his brother John were among the first disciples of Jesus. (Mt 4:21-22;... Read more

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Memorial of St. Sharbel Makhluf

July 24, 2020

Today we celebrate the Memorial of Saint Sharbel Makhluf.  He was born in 1828 in Lebanon and as a young man became a monk and a priest in the Maronite Catholic... Read more