St. Paul of the Cross Monastery

148 Monastery Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Phone (412) 381-1188   Fax (412) 481-5049

Dear Friends of the Passionists,

Welcome to our website and community at Saint Paul of the Cross Monastery. From the early 1850's the Passionists have welcomed men and women from throughout our nation to stand at the foot of the Cross of Jesus to be embraced by his love, relieved of the spiritual burdens of their lives, and forgiven and healed through the wounds of our Crucified Savior. Our Monastery is holy ground. Let us all seek out the Crucified and Risen Lord in prayer and sacrament, in community and family, in ministry and service to the crucified of today.


V. Rev. Mark G. Ward, C.P.


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St. Paul of the Cross Monastery

148 Monastery Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Phone (412) 381-1188   Fax (412) 481-5049

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A Letter From Our Rector

Monastery Renovations Update

From the Desk of Fr. Don Ware:
  •  A Christmas Reflection


  •  5th Sun A... Be The Light
  •  4th Sun A... Poor In Spirit
  •  3rd Sun A... We Don't Need God?
  •  2nd Sun A... What About Prayer?
  •  More Of Our Christmas Story

  •  Keep Your Eyes On Jesus

From the Desk of Fr. Michael Salvagna:
  •  7 x 70
  •  They Walked By Faith

Latest News & Updates

October Retreat 2016

From Anger to Gratitude… Growth in Spiritual Maturity

Spiritual maturity is a goal of the disciples of Jesus. We need to grow in our journey with the Lord. Besides growth in prayer - I spoke about that the last time I was here - we need to continue to develop and mature in our attitudes and in our emotional lives and in our intellectual lives. These are part of our 'spiritual life'. I want to reflect on spiritual growth especially in our intellectual and emotional lives. What do we think about and emotionally respond to the daily experiences of our life's journey, especially our negative experiences? Read more...

70 X 7… Undeserved Forgiveness.

This conference will deal with Mercy as undeserved forgiveness. The first conference described God's mercy toward us. "70 X 7" is the title of this conference. This refers to Jesus' story in Mathew 18:21 - 35.Then Peter came up and asked him, "Lord, when my brother wrongs me, how often must I forgive him? Seven times?" "No," Jesus replied, "not seven times: I say, seventy times seven times."Then Jesus goes on to tell Peter that the Reign of God will be like a king who settled accounts with his officials. Read more...