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(Congregatio Passionis Jesu Christi, CP) was founded in 1720 as a clerical congregation on Monte Argentario near Orbetello, in Italy, by the hermit and preacher of repentance Saint Paul of the Cross (Paolo Francesco Danei, 1694–1775); the original name of the congregation was Discalced Clerks of the Most Holy Cross and Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Members take a special vow to venerate and preach the passion and death of Jesus Christ; they engage in a contemplative life, along with itinerant preaching, popular missions (Mission to the people), and spiritual exercis…

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Eder, Manfred, “Passionists”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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