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Meaning of Passionist

Pas•sion•ist

Pronunciation: (pash'u-nist), [key]
— n. Rom. Cath. Ch.
  1. a member of the “Congregation of Barefooted Clerks of the Most Holy Cross and Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ,” founded in 1720 and engaged chiefly in missionary work.
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