The Monastery has been home to the Passionist Community since 1896, the parish beginning in 1958. St Raphael’s at Parkside was originally under the care of the Passionists, but was handed over to the diocese in 1927/28. In 2001, the Parkside community, including St Raphael’s Primary School, were incorporated into the Parish of St Paul of the Cross.
The Passionists conduct a number of ministries from the Monastery. All these ministries incorporate a common vision. Our Monastery Mission encourages us “to make the Monastery a home of peace, prayer, solitude, and hospitality, so as to provide mutual support and encouragement for this community, the wider Passionist family, and all with whom we minister. May all we do be done with the compassion in the Spirit of Christ crucified.”
We would like to extend the hand of friendship to people of all backgrounds. We hope and pray that you experience a living and nurturing environment that assists you in your journey of faith.
Yours in Christ,
John Curtis. CP. PP
(on behalf of the Parish Team)