from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a Roman Catholic religious order founded in Italy in 1720 by Saint Paul of the Cross (1694-1775) and dedicated to promoting devotion to the Passion of Christ chiefly by missionary work.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A member of a Roman Catholic religious institute with a special emphasis on the Passion of Jesus Christ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A member of a religious order founded in Italy in 1737, and introduced into the United States in 1852. The members of the order unite the austerities of the Trappists with the activity and zeal of the Jesuits and Lazarists. Called also Barefooted Clerks of the Most Holy Cross.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of a Roman Catholic order, called in full “Congregation of the Discaleed Clerks of the most holy Cross and Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ.”


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  • Pope Benedict went on: “I would also like to mention another citizen of Viterbo, Blessed Dominic Barberi [1792-1849], the Passionist priest who, in 1845, welcomed John Henry Newman – who later became a cardinal – into the Catholic Church.”

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  • Via their mutual friend John Dobrée Dalgairns Newman asked the Passionist priest to call in at Littlemore.

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  • At the time of the commission, Ms. Meière wrote, the Passionist monks were unhappy with the facial expression of her depiction of Mary.

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  • A section will focus on her painted murals at St. Michael's Passionist Monastery Church in Union City, N.J., where a fire ripped through the church shortly after Ms. Meière's chapel dome was installed in 1934.

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  • The deputy director of the Press Office of the Holy See, the Passionist Fr Ciro Benedettini, has intervened in the morning on some information that circulated the previous weekend in which he spoke of possible changes in the liturgy.

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  • Passionist priest and was sent to England in 1841, founding four houses and enduring many difficulties.

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  • I am this night expecting Father Dominic, the Passionist, who, from his youth, has been led to have distinct and direct thoughts, first of the countries of the North, then of England.

    Bl. Dominic Barberi (d. 1849)

  • This year sees the 160th anniversary of the death of Blessed Dominic Barberi, the Italian Passionist priest who in 1845 received John Henry Newman into the Catholic Church.

    Bl. Dominic Barberi (d. 1849)

  • Then I got her a fine big brass Crucifix from the Passionist Fathers at

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  • Passionist, and uncle of the present Earl Spencer.

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