Star of the Sea Marlborough

Star of the Sea Marlborough
(Te Whetu O Te Moana)


There are more than two thousand Passionists in 52 nations in across five continents. They are led by the superior general who is elected every six years. He is assisted in the government of the congregation by 4 consultors from the around the world. The present superior general is an Australian, Father Joachim Rego CP, born in Burma, who migrated to Marrickville as a teenager with his family.Fr Denis Travers CP of Adelaide is a member of the General Council. The congregation is divided into provinces, vice-provinces, vicariates and missions. 

Since 25th March 2015, Holy Spirit Province consists of all the Passionists in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Vietnam.

We have communities at Marrickville (Sydney), Glen Osmond (Adelaide), Oxley (Brisbane), Hobart City, Templestowe and Endeavour Hills (Melbourne). 

In New Zealand, the Passionists had a little retreat centre in Hamilton from the 1950’s to 1980’s. After that we have had itinerant priests from Australia working across the country on Family Groups and Retreats and Parish Missions. Since 2013 we have had a small community in Blenheim, Marlborough. 

In Papua New Guinea we have communities in Port Moresby and Vanimo. In Vietnam we have communities in Hi Chi Minh City. The Congregational Leader of our Province, the Provincial, is Fr Tom McDonough CP. His offices are in Marrickville NSW.