Funny thing. The more I look into Passionist spirituality and the Passionist charism the more I find absolutely nothing that doesn’t resonate with me. It all clicks!
There’s gotta’ be a hitch.
I am deeply moved by Christ’s suffering and the Paschal Mystery. From His agony to His resurrection the love He showed increases my desire when I observe our current world in such rebellion and a state of indifference. I am concerned for the disadvantaged and I am prayerful for Christ’s mercy to embrace them.
I am also what many may categorize as orthodox Catholic. I am not a fan of church division and the reaction to this declaration of orthodoxy may prove me right. Some sympathies often cause unnecessary prejudice. The only reason I even mention it is that in giving my heart to a community it is understandably precautionary to investigate the “motivations” behind that community. In my discernment (religious, not priesthood) I have observed traits within some communities that are often glossed over.
It appears to me that the Passionist community is extremely spiritual, committed to the Church, very active in ministry and mission, visibly compassionate and sensitive, and not a dissenting voice within the Church.
But who knows if I’m on the money, or way off base? Is there a Passionist blog site where discerning men and women can bat around a few concerns and inquiries regarding the Passionists? Or is this a pretty good source? (Any Passionist links I may find useful?….)
Thanks for your help.