(08-09-2021) THIRD CENTENARY OF THE CONGREGATION OF THE PASSIONISTS

(08-09-2021) THIRD CENTENARY OF THE CONGREGATION OF THE PASSIONISTS

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The Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ celebrates this year the third centenary of its foundation. The founder, Saint Paul of the Cross, wrote the rule in Castellazzo, northwest Italy in 1721. Born in 1694 into a wealthy religious family, animated by great ideals and a strong character, the founder of the Passionists refused the prospect of a promising future choosing instead to wear the black habit at the age of 26 and begin a life of prayer and penance in the solitude of Monte Argentario. Ordained a priest in 1727, he began intense missionary activity and in 1737 inaugurated the first Passionist convent on Monte Argentario. The Vatican postage stamp dedicated to this anniversary shows the painting depicting Saint Paul of the Cross in the act of writing the rule of the Congregation, preserved in the cell of the church of San Carlo in Castellazzo Bormida (AL). In the upper left corner, the Passionists’ coat of arms shines out, composed of a heart surmounted by a cross, with the inscription “JESU XPI PASSIO” (the Passion of Jesus Christ) recalling the mandate of Saint Paul of the Cross.

SF3975

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Face value
€ 1.10
Format
30 x 40 mm
Perforation
13 ¼ x 13
Sheet size
104 x 174 mm
Sheet of
10 stamps
Printing process
Offset 4 colors
Printer
Cartor (France)
Set Price
Euro 1.10
Mintange
36,000 complete series