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Europassion

Over 90 Passion groups come together from 15 countries of Europe to form the EUROPASSION.

The interpretation of the Passion has a long tradition in Europe. Today, Passion Plays are performed in many European localities, and in addition to that there are a lot of representations of the Passion and Passion processions in the lead up to Easter.

“The presence of community renders us happy. St. Paul taught us to not proceed next to each other, but together. Jesus tells us that in some way we have to hate our life: activities, associations, groups… in order to make us understand that our life is not just for us, that if we want it just for ourselves, we won’t find it but lose it. Life is not receiving, it is giving ourselves. If we don’t give ourselves to others, we can’t receive.

The experience of the Europassion constantly lets us experience a so far unexplored pathway, so that we can continue to grow.Surmounting a self-referred vision of our own experience obligates us to confront a regional, national, European and universal horizon. That is why a new vision, not fragmentary, is necessary. Unity doesn’t mean uniformity. A spiritual energy, stronger and more attentive to cultural elaboration, a more evident solidarity in order to be recognised as bearers of hope, to help the people and communities grow.”

Mons. Fausto Panfili
Chaplain of the Europassion

 

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