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St. Paul of the Cross: Mystic, Priest, and Founder of the Passionists CATHOLIC FIRE - October 20, 2016 ... interior conversion and aspired to live a life of perfection. While still a layman, he left everything behind, including the offer of a good marriage as well as an inheritance left to him by an uncle who was a priest, to found the Passionists. In 1727, Paul and his brother, John, were ordained as priests by Pope Benedict XII and they founded the first Passionist monastery in the mountains above Genoa. While contemplation and prayer were at the very heart of Paul's life and the life of his new ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/10/st-paul-of-cross-mystic-priest-and.html
Friday Potpourri: When More Is Less ADAM'S ALE - August 26, 2016 ... Mass may be 80% of holiness, but the last 20% is what pushes everything over the top. Moving into Chapter III of the GIRM (and skipping over paragraphs until we get to 'THE FUNCTIONS OF THE PEOPLE" para 95 . When we celebrate the Mass, the congregation forms the People of God, "a royal nation, a holy priesthood, a people set apart" as the preface goes. During the Mass, all are to participate in the offering of the Holy Sacrifice. In this way, ...http://clevelandpriest.blogspot.com/2016/08/friday-potpourri-when-more-is-less.html