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.
A member of a Roman Catholic congregation of contemplative religious promoting devotion to the Passion of Jesus: the congregation, founded (1720) in Italy, engages chiefly in missionary work.
Passionist Sentence Examples
The foundations and some of the architectural fragments of the temple were still in existence until 1777, when they were used to build the Passionist monastery by Cardinal York.
The order of Passionist Fathers, the full title of which is the "Congregation of the Discalced Clerks of the Most Holy Cross and Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ," was founded by St Paul of the Cross (Paolo della Croce, 16941 7 75; canonized 1867) in 1720, but full sanction was not obtained for the order till 1737, when the first monastery was established at Monte Argentario, Orbetello.
St Joseph's Retreat is the mother-house of the Passionist Fathers in England.
But still an interval of two years elapsed before he was formally received into the Roman Catholic Church (9th October 1845) by Father Dominic, an Italian Passionist.