Excerpt from The Passionist, Vol. 10: June 1, 1957
I great deeds have been accomplished during the cen taries by the cooperation of many men and women. In the early days of the Church the faith spread through out the world by the united effort of many. Religious orders were established and deserts became cities. Na tions were civilized because men and women worked together to bring about a reform in the lives of others.
History traces through the ages the achievements brought about by the united efforts of men. We saw the great good done by the schools of the middle ages. It was also known as the Age of Preachers. After the Protestant reformation the modern congregations were founded. Although they had only small beginnings, today their members can be numbered in the thousands and God alone knows perfectly the great good they have accomplished.
Our Holy Founder, St. Paul of the Cross, possessed by the idea of making known to the world the love of Christ Crucified, established our Congregation to help him fulfill this desire. He knew that he could not bring about this great work by himself. Therefore, he gath ered together other willing workers to help him in his work of preaching to the world the Passion of Christ. Over two hundred years have passed and the work of St. Paul continues through' the united effort and cooperation of his followers.
I today, great things are still being accomplished by the efforts and cooperation of many people. What one man cannot do alone, can be done by many working together. It is for this reason that this magazine, The Passionist, through the cooperation of all its readers can continue to be a wonderful means of helping Passionists throughout the world attain more perfectly their two fold end, the sanctification of their own soul and that of their neighbor.
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