St. Paul of the Cross Monastery

148 Monastery Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Phone (412) 381-1188   Fax (412) 481-5049

Dear Friends of the Passionists,

Welcome to our website and community at Saint Paul of the Cross Monastery. From the early 1850's the Passionists have welcomed men and women from throughout our nation to stand at the foot of the Cross of Jesus to be embraced by his love, relieved of the spiritual burdens of their lives, and forgiven and healed through the wounds of our Crucified Savior. Our Monastery is holy ground. Let us all seek out the Crucified and Risen Lord in prayer and sacrament, in community and family, in ministry and service to the crucified of today.


V. Rev. Mark G. Ward, C.P.


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St. Paul of the Cross Monastery

148 Monastery Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Phone (412) 381-1188   Fax (412) 481-5049

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A Letter From Our Rector

Latest News & Updates

March 2017: Create A Spiritual Heart

Our Spiritual Life... Transformation

In this conference I would like to talk about some elements of Christian spiritual maturity. Many of these elements would apply, in my opinion, to spirituality in general… for example, AA spirituality. Since Vat II (1962-1965) the Catholic Church has experienced a renewed interest in spirituality that encompasses a wide range of elements: the primacy of religious experience; biblical spirituality; renewed liturgy; recovery of the traditions and spiritual classics; interest in Eastern forms of the spiritual life; the relationship between spirituality and psychology; liberation and feminist spiritualties; and mysticism.Modern spirituality is centered on the deepest values and meanings by which people live.In his fascinating and challenging book entitled The Great Spiritual Migration, Brian McLaren describes spirituality in these words:… That soul work that teaches us to open our deepest selves to God and ground our souls in love... Read more...

Celebrating 150 Years

June 29th is the 150th anniversary
of the canonization of
St. Paul of the Cross.
Join us in celebrating his life over the next few months.