All holy desires can be reduced to only one:  to do in all things the Most Holy Will of God.  Burn all other desires in this holy fire and continue clothed with the sufferings of Jesus, our Savior.  This way you will be recollected in God and at the same time you will fulfill all the responsibilities of your life.

- St. Paul of the Cross, Founder


The sorrowful Mother appeared to St. Paul of the Cross in the eighteenth century dressed in the Passionist habit, asking him to found an institute to remember the sufferings and death of her Son.

Today, the Passionist Nuns, a Roman Catholic cloistered community, live out this same spirit at their monastery in Erlanger, Kentucky, watching and waiting at the foot of the Cross with Mary, offering their lives of prayer and intercession for the world.