St. Paul of the Cross (1694 - 1775) took his religious name from his fervent devotion to the Passion of the Lord. That deep devotion helped him to be an effective minister of the Gospel and to make it through a long period of spiritual dryness.
Early Life and a Calling
A New Order is Started and Established
The Years of Dryness
Consolation and the End
After his many years of being in the wilderness, Paul had about five years of consolation prior to his death. During those years, Paul founded a cloistered community of Passionist nuns and he saw the order grow to 180 members and five monasteries before he passed on to his reward at the age of eighty.
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