The Passionists are a global order of Roman Catholic priests, brothers, nuns, sisters and laity who proclaim God’s love for the world revealed through the Passion of Jesus Christ. Founded in 1741, today we continue to carry a message of compassion and hope to 59 countries throughout the world. The Passionist priests and brothers of Holy Cross Province form one of two U.S. provinces, serving primarily in the Midwest, southwest and western United States.