Social psychologist Paul Tiff in this TED Talk demonstrates the science of why it is important to choose poverty over riches. St. Paul of the Cross knew why intuitively, as did St. Francis of Assisi and as does Pope Francis today. St. Paul of the Cross spoke of wanting to call his Congregation (Community in common parlance) “The Poor of Jesus” Enjoy this twenty-minute video and see for yourself what you probably know, but if you are like me, need to be reminded of periodically. May you have a poor and compassionate 2014.
We are a community of laymen and laywomen who, with vowed Passionists, seek to share in the charism of St. Paul of the Cross through prayer, ongoing spiritual formation, and proclamation of the message of Christ Crucified.