My name is Jacob. I live in Rome and am finishing my studies as I discern the formation of a monastery according to the traditional charism of Saint Paul of the Cross. I hope for this monastery to be in the United States.
Please pray for me as I pursue this reform of sorts.
Under the patrimony of Saint Paul of the Cross, a group of men will gather inspired as Saint Mary Magdalene was prior to the Passion of Our Blessed Lord. It was she who gave example of how we should make reparation to Christ, Who in His Passion was spat upon, beaten, scourged, mocked. She, who turned from a life of sin by the gentle voice of Our Lord, understood. She, with great sorrow for her sins, anointed our Lord’s head with precious ointment and bathed His feet with her tears, knowing that His Love would move Him to lay down His life for her, for you. So men must gather to do the same, to make reparation to Our Blessed Lord for the sins of mankind, for their own sins, and come to know ever more deeply the Love of Christ in His Passion, in His Crucifixion, so that they may be led, and lead souls, to the glory of the Resurrection!
Saint Gemma is also a particular patroness of this endeavor. It is she who is called, in death, foundress of the Passionist monastery at Lucca, though the very order refused her entry, in life. She is a perennial model, but is a model especially for our times. Her love for the Passion and her love for the Blessed Sacrament were one and the same. Jesus in the Eucharist and Jesus on the Cross would be throughout Gemma’s life the inseparable objects of her love. Sons of the Passion must gather also as sons of the Most Blessed Sacrament. They will love Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, the Gift given the night before He was betrayed. They will make reparation for this betrayal and for the lack of love and the many sacrileges and profanations against our Adorable Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. They will love Christ in the Eucharist, they will love Christ on the Cross!
May the Passion of Christ be always in our hearts!
Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us!
Saint Paul of the Cross, pray for us!
Saint John, brother of Paul, pray for us!
Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us!
Saint Mary Magdalene, pray for us!
Saint Gemma, pray for us!