On August 15, the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, the Passionists of Holy Cross Province (CRUC) gathered to gratefully witness the First Profession of Passionist Vows by our newest brother, Nicholas Divine.

The celebration was held at Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center in Citrus Heights, California. Nicholas spent the last year as a novice under the guidance of Novice Master, Fr. Jim Strommer, CP, and the other members of the local Passionist Community.  Nicholas has now journeyed to our St. Vincent Strambi Community in Chicago to continue his seminary studies for priestly ordination at Catholic Theological Union.