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:

  •  Holy Family
  •  How St. Francis of Assisi Celebrated Christmas
  •  4th Sunday of Advent
  •  3rd Sunday of Advent
  •  2nd Sunday of Advent

From the Desk of Fr. Michael Salvagna:
  •  The Call To Discipleship
  •  Bringing Hope To A Hurting World
  •  7 x 70
  •  They Walked By Faith

AA Conferences
The Life of Matt Talbot

Passionist Associates Re-Covenanting 2017
Preston County, WV

Latest News & Updates

What looks like a modern day story of the Burning Bush...

Cross Unexplained...

This cross was put up on this mountain many years ago to honor the veterans of world war II.  These pictures were taken during the Southern California fires. It is the last picture that is so awesome.This must have been really something for those fire fighters who witnessed it...

Celebrating 150 Years

June 29th is the 150th anniversary
of the canonization of
St. Paul of the Cross.
Join us in celebrating his life over the next few months.

Look At This!

<------Notice the cross on the bottom right of the hill near the fire.

The area surrounding the cross is entirely engulfed in flames.

The next day, the cross was untouched. Even the fire fighters that were near the cross as it was surrounded with flames, said it was going to be destroyed. The next day, Gene Blevins (photographer) went back to the scene to get some more shots. He saw that the cross was not even touched or scorched from the heat.IF THAT DOESN'T MAKE YOU THINK, I don't know what will!May God's richest and best be yours always!