St Paul of the Cross 19th october


Saint Paul of the Cross
Founder of the Passionist Congregation
1694-1775Feastday Memorial: Oct 19 in the Universal Church and Oct. 20 in the USA (more info here)

St Paul of the Cross Founder of the Passionist Order

“When I came to you, brethren, I did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God in lofty words or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. ” (Holy Bible, 1 Corinthians 2, 1-2)
“…but we preach Jesus crucified…”
-St Paul to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 1, 23)
Welcome to this website which is devoted to St Paul of the Cross. St Vincent Strambi, Paul’s first biographer writing only 11 years after his death, stated that the Holy Spirit raised up Paul of the Cross to help people find God in their heart. Paul was convinced that God is most easily found by us in the Passion of Jesus Christ. He saw the Passion as being the most overwhelming sign of God’s love for [us]

Source: St Paul of the Cross