The great feast of Mary Most Holy is here.  Her death of love, sweeter than life itself, put an end to that great sea of sorrow which this glorious Mother suffered throughout the course of her life.  This suffering came not only from the Passion of Jesus, but in seeing God so offended by ungrateful people .  Let us then rejoice in her triumph.

- 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.