RECONNECT NIGHT - Praying with St. Paul of the Cross
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

RECONNECT NIGHT - Praying with St. Paul of the Cross

Join us at The Monastery for a night focused learning to pray through the spirituality of St. Paul of the Cross..

When: October 22nd at 7pm at the Monastery

Who: All are invited

What: St. Paul of the Cross was the founder of the Passionist Community. His spirituality and life of prayer is as important today as it has ever been. Join us for a night where we as a community of faith dive deeply into what it means to view the world through the crucified Christ. This evening will be led by Father Gerald Laba, CP who has spent many years serving the Southside community. This will be a night not soon forgotten.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

BRING A FRIEND!

“Prayer is never more perfect than when it ascends from the very depth and essence of the soul; we pray, then, in the spirit of God. This is a sublime language, but when God wills, He makes even the stones speak. Let the sovereign God reign in your spirit; there ought to be a reciprocal repose: God in you, and you in God. O sweet, O divine operation!”

St. Paul of the Cross

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Vocation Retreat with the Passionist Nuns
Nov
9
7:30 AM07:30

Vocation Retreat with the Passionist Nuns

Join the Passionist Nuns of Pittsburgh for their upcoming day long Vocation Discernment event.

Do you wonder if you might have a call to Religious Life? Have you been seized by the love of Christ and have a desire to give your self completely to Him, to belong solely to Him?

Jesus invites you; "What are you looking for?" (Jn 1:38) He offers Himself as the decisive response to the longing deep within your heart.

Join the Passionist nuns on Saturday, November 9th for a day long retreat that will focus on discerning your vocation.

How beautiful it is to follow the Lord Jesus with an undivided heart. Do you want to keep Him company in His Passion? Do you have a yearning to be a radiant witness to His mercy and tenderness for all, especially for the suffering and the spiritually poor?

Do you have the affective, cultural, and spiritual maturity to live in solitude as well as in a close knit community? Do you have good physical health and psychological balance?

If you are an unmarried woman between the ages of 21-40, a practicing Roman Catholic in love with our Lord and His Church, and have answered "yes" to the above questions, please join us for a few days of discernment.

For vocation information and retreats
Contact Sr. Mary Grace, CP
Vocation Director
passionistnuns@gmail.com
Telephone: (412) 881-1155

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Listening & Discernment: How Do I Hear What God Wants for Me?
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Listening & Discernment: How Do I Hear What God Wants for Me?

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Hearing His Voice in the Chaos

An evening of discernment at the Retreat Center. How can we hear what God wants from us? How do we use the gifts God has given us to contribute to the world. How do we even know what we are doing?

There will be Eucharistic Adoration, beautiful music, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The evening will be built around prayer, silence, and a talk by Joe Farris and Gary Roney, director of Youth and Young Adult Engagement for Diocese. We will come together as a room and discern collectively what is going on in our hearts and lives.

We’ll ask:

What are the vocations? 

How do we know?

How do I hear the voice of God? How do I know it’s Him?

Am I doing the right thing?

How do I use my gifts?

What are my gifts?

How do I use them to contribute to a better world and society?

How do I know if he/she is the one?

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Discerning Religious Life? Come & See with the Passionist Nuns!
Aug
10
7:30 AM07:30

Discerning Religious Life? Come & See with the Passionist Nuns!

Join the Passionist Nuns of Pittsburgh for their upcoming day long Vocation Discernment event.

Do you wonder if you might have a call to Religious Life? Have you been seized by the love of Christ and have a desire to give your self completely to Him, to belong solely to Him?

Jesus invites you; "What are you looking for?" (Jn 1:38) He offers Himself as the decisive response to the longing deep within your heart.

Join the Passionist nuns on Saturday Aug 10 for a day long retreat that will focus on discerning your vocation.

How beautiful it is to follow the Lord Jesus with an undivided heart. Do you want to keep Him company in His Passion? Do you have a yearning to be a radiant witness to His mercy and tenderness for all, especially for the suffering and the spiritually poor?

Do you have the affective, cultural, and spiritual maturity to live in solitude as well as in a close knit community? Do you have good physical health and psychological balance?

If you are an unmarried woman between the ages of 21-40, a practicing Roman Catholic in love with our Lord and His Church, and have answered "yes" to the above questions, please join us for a few days of discernment.

For vocation information and retreats
Contact Sr. Mary Grace, CP
Vocation Director
passionistnuns@gmail.com
Telephone: (412) 881-1155

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Welcome Bishop Burbidge from the Diocese of Arlington, VA to Our Community
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Welcome Bishop Burbidge from the Diocese of Arlington, VA to Our Community

This Sunday, August 4, 2019, Bishop Michael Burbidge from the Diocese of Arlington, VA will celebrate the 10 AM Mass at St. Paul of the Cross Monastery.

Bishop Burbidge hosts ‘The Walk Humbly Podcast’ which spreads the Gospel through interviews and discussions about faith, family, and Catholic culture. He offers a Catholic perspective on the most recent events taking place in the news and our society, and answers questions from the faithful. He is also a friend of Fr. Justin Kerber, Rector.

Bishop Burbidge holds a B.A. in Philosophy and an M.A. in Theology from St. Charles Borromeo, an M.A. in Education Administration from Villanova University, and a doctorate in Education from Immaculata College. On June 8, 2006 Pope Benedict XVI named Bishop Burbidge the fifth Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh; Bishop Burbidge was installed in Raleigh on August 4, 2006. On October 4, 2016, he was announced by Pope Francis as the fourth Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington; he was installed on December 6, 2016 at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More.

We look forward to celebrating the Mass with you! All are invited!

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Reconnect Night: "To Heal the Broken Hearted" Praying with St. Charles of Mount Argus
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Reconnect Night: "To Heal the Broken Hearted" Praying with St. Charles of Mount Argus

When: July 18th at 7pm at the Monastery

Who: All are invited

What: A night of healing and prayer based the the life and spirituality of St. Charles of Mount Argus - There will be a blessing with his relic, music, and a reflection by Joe Farris, Director of Mission, St. Paul of the Cross Monastery

Joe Farris is a lay Passionist and evangelist who has traveled all over the United States for the past 20 years speaking to hundreds of thousands of Catholics with a constant message of inspiration and encouragement. This night will include Reconciliation.

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GOLDEN JUBILEE MASS
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

GOLDEN JUBILEE MASS

This Sunday at the 10am Mass, we have a Jubilee celebration for the 50 th Anniversary of Ordination of two members of our Pittsburgh Passionist Community, Fr. Joseph Sedley, C.P. and Fr. Michael Salvagna, C.P.

Ordained to the priesthood on May 30, 1969, both have spent a large part of those 50 years ministering here at this Monastery and Retreat House. Fr. Joe has served on the Mission Band in Retreat Houses and in parishes of our Province. He also served as Master of Novices. Fr. Mike has served on the Mission Band and in our Retreat Houses. He also served as Director of our Radio and TV Apostolate and as Vicar of the Pittsburgh Monastery and Retreat Director here.

A classmate, Fr. James Barry, C.P. from our Jamaica, NY Monastery is with us today to celebrate this milestone with them. We thank God for their vocations and their fidelity to the Passionist Priesthood. Congratulations to them and their families and friends!

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Documentary Film Screening & Fundraiser: The Land of High Mountains
Jun
4
6:45 PM18:45

Documentary Film Screening & Fundraiser: The Land of High Mountains

On June 4, there will be a special screening at Southside Works Cinema of a documentary about the ongoing efforts in Haiti to assist the poor and underserved to find ways to help themselves. It will prove to be quite a moving and beautiful expression of the spirit of the Haitian people and the passionist charism. Fr Enzo del Brocco and the Director Will Agee, will be at the theatre for the screening.

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Fr Enzo was born and raised in Coraopolis and went to school at St Joseph’s in Coraopolis, and Our Lady of Fatima in Hopewell. He has been working with Fr Rick Frechette in Haiti since January 2014 and is currently Vice Provincial of St Paul of the Cross Province. 

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Southside Reconnect at The Monastery: Praying with St. Gemma
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Southside Reconnect at The Monastery: Praying with St. Gemma

Celebrate St. Gemma Galgani at Southside Reconnect and Learn to Pray.

Father Justin Kerber, c.p. will be walking us through how St. Gemma prayed. Known for her meditation on the Passion and of Christ’s sufferings on Holy Thursday in the Garden of Gethsemane. Praying how St. Gemma prayed means feeling the heart of Christ.

Father will give a short talk on the life and legacy of beloved mystic and daughter of Passion, St. Gemma Galgani. St. Gemma’s life, miracles, and intercessions continue to inspire thousands around the world.

There will be praise and worship to follow. Take the opportunity to visit the only shrine to St. Gemma Galgani which is here in St. Paul of the Cross Monastery.

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Celebrate St. Gemma's Feast Day

St. Gemma is a model for lay people who want to pray, who want to turn to God, for help and consolation in their worried lives - plagued by financial insecurity, broken homes, and emptiness - caused by the death of loved ones, the rejection felt by some handicap, and the frustration of the willing who are unable - in a society where the able are unwilling.

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Southside Reconnect at The Monastery with Fr. Jim O'Shea, c.p.
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

Southside Reconnect at The Monastery with Fr. Jim O'Shea, c.p.

Let’s get everyone together and recommit to our Southside community!

Inspired by the Holy Spirit and the season of Lent let’s have a conversation about how we can reconnect and restore The Monastery with the Southside community.

Father Jim O’Shea, founder of Reconnect Brooklyn, provincial of the Passionists will give a short talk followed by a question and answer session. The harder the questions, the better. Let’s challenge ourselves, get inspired, and grow in faith together as we explore where we are and where we want to go. There will be beautiful music played on The Monastery’s antique organ at the beginning and refreshments afterward.

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Vocation Discernment Retreat
Feb
23
9:00 AM09:00

Vocation Discernment Retreat

Join the Passionist Nuns for their upcoming Vocation Discernment Retreat.

Do you wonder if you might have a call to Religious Life? Have you been seized by the love of Christ and have a desire to give your self completely to Him, to belong solely to Him?

Jesus invites you; "What are you looking for?" (Jn 1:38) He offers Himself as the decisive response to the longing deep within your heart.

Join the Passionist nuns on February 23rd for a day long retreat that will focus on discerning your vocation.

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How beautiful it is to follow the Lord Jesus with an undivided heart. Do you want to keep Him company in His Passion? Do you have a yearning to be a radiant witness to His mercy and tenderness for all, especially for the suffering and the spiritually poor?

Do you have the affective, cultural, and spiritual maturity to live in solitude as well as in a close knit community? Do you have good physical health and psychological balance?

If you are an unmarried woman between the ages of 21-40, a practicing Roman Catholic in love with our Lord and His Church, and have answered "yes" to the above questions, please join us for a few days of discernment.

For vocation information and retreats
Contact Sr. Mary Grace, CP
Vocation Director
passionistnuns@gmail.com
Telephone: (412) 881-1155

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