Anniversary of the Beatification of Mary of the Passion (October 20)
"The Beatitudes are nothing more than the description of a face: JESUS!
At the same time, the Beatitudes describes what a Christian should be:
they are the portrait of Jesus' disciple..."
Pope John Paul II,
(World Younth Day 2002)
Our Foundress, Mary of the Passion, was beatified on October 20th, 2002, World Mission Day, by John Paul II at St Peter’s Square, Rome.
"Mary of the Passion let herself be seized by Godwho was able to satisfy the thirst for truth thatmotivated her. Founding the FranciscanMissionaries of Mary, she burned to communicatethe torrentes of love that sprang up in her andwished to extend them all over the world.
At the heart of the missionary commitment, sheplaced prayer and the Eucharist because for her,adoration and mission blended to become the
same work. Drawing on Scripture and the Fathers of the Church, combining a mystical and active vocation,passionate and intrepid, she gave herself with anintuitive and bold readiness to the universal mission of the Church.
Dear Sisters, learn from your Foundress, in profound communion with the Church, and welcome the invitation to live, with renewed fidelity, the intuitions of your founding charism, so that many may discover Jesus, who makes us enter into the mystery of love that is God."(From the homily of John Paul II)
On this anniversary, we invite you to watch a video.