St. Paul of the Cross Province

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About Our Province

The Passionists of St. Paul of the Cross Province belong to a world-wide community of Passionists, a Catholic religious community founded by St. Paul of the Cross, one of the great missionary saints of the Catholic Church. (St Pauls Benevolent Educational And Missionary Institute Inc.)

The Passionists of St. Paul of the Cross Province serve in the eastern parts of the United States and Canada in parishes, retreat and spiritual centers, monasteries and residences. You can find us in cities like New York, Pittsburgh, and Hartford; in addition we serve worldwide in poor and remote areas of Jamaica, West Indies, and Haiti.

Our province belongs to a larger community of more than two thousand Passionist priests and brothers, and thousands of Passionist women religious and lay people spread through 52 nations of the world, who embrace the Passionist spirit.

Our motto –“May the Passion of Christ be always in our hearts”– is found in the Sign that identifies us.

Provincial and Consultors

About provincial and consultors

(From left to right: Fr. William Murphy, Fr. James O’Shea, Fr. Enzo Del Brocco, Fr. Hugo Esparza-Perez, Fr. James Price)

The Passionists of St. Paul of the Cross held their 50th Provincial Chapter in Rye Brook, NY from May 6-10, 2018. Most Reverend Joachim Rego, C.P., Superior General of the Congregation of the Passion, presided over the Chapter. On May 9th, Father James O’Shea, C.P. was elected Provincial Superior of the St. Paul of the Cross Province. Fathers Enzo Del Brocco, James Price, William Murphy, and Hugo Esparza-Perez were elected as First, Second, Third and Fourth Consultors respectively.