Poverty & Hunger
St. Paul of the Cross, the founder of the Passionist Community, was fond of saying:
“Look at the poor, there you will find the name of Jesus Christ written on their foreheads.” From the moment of its inception the Passionist community has always had a special regard to the plight of the poor. We recall the last testament of St. Paul of the Cross with regards to the Passionist congregation during the last year of his life on earth:
Following the teaching of the Prince of the Apostles, and that before everything else holy charity may flourish in the Congregation, especially toward the poor sick, we ordain that these are to be cared for with all charitable attention to the extent that our poverty permits.
Catholic Confront Global Poverty
The Passionist JPIC office continues this tradition by promoting and advocating on issues that address the poor. Here is a video addressing the Catholic campaign on global poverty.
The Catholic Confront Global Poverty campaign will offer education and prayer resources on the issues that relate to poverty. They also will offer action alerts in order for people and groups to advocate on issues of poverty.
- Please visit the website and sign up to be a member of the campaign and to receive these resources and action alerts.
- Click here for a resource site is specific for religious communities like us.
Food for the Poor
Food for the Poor is the number one international relief and development charity in the United States, feeding 2 million poor every day. Our late Passionist Bishop, Paul Boyle, CP, did much to promote this organization which served the poor throughout the world including his own bishopric in Jamaica West Indies. Today many of our Passionist members continue to preach missions for Food for the Poor to help financially promote the great work that this organization does for the poor worldwide.
Here is a PDF article on one of our Passionist members who preaches missions for Food for the Poor.
If you would like to have a Passionist preacher offer a mission to support this organization please email us. Please visit the How to Help the Poor section of their website for concrete ways of engaging in their powerful Christian mission.