RC order founded in It. 1720 by Paul* of the Cross; official name: Cong. of the Discalced Clerics of the Most Holy Cross and Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ; 1st US house est. 1852 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania The order is marked by prayer, penance, and solitude; besides the 3 usual vows* its mems. vow to promote devotion to the Passion of Christ; active in missions and retreats. See also Barefooted Monks.
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