The mystery of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is expressed in simple words in the early creeds. It appears also in the four gospels and other writings of the New Testament, which treat it with similar restraint. It’s a mystery beyond our understanding.
This mystery has inspired Christian prayer and meditation through the centuries. It’s at the heart of Christian spirituality, liturgy, devotions, popular piety, mysticism and art.
The aim of this website is to offer a taste of this mystery, only a taste. A psalm promises that tasting can lead further to seeing. “Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.”
You’ll find here a commentary on the gospel stories of the passion by Father Donald Senior, CP, as well as examples of devotions and insights into this mystery from generations of Christians.
St. Paul of the Cross, the 18th century founder of the Passionists, saw the world falling into “a forgetfulness of the passion of Jesus.” We shouldn’t forget it. Over and over, we’re told to remember it.For our sake, Jesus was crucified under Pontius Pilate,