Prom Our Own Correspondent
'The Passionist Order is shortly to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of its coming to South Wales. It was in the early summer of 1889 that the Fathers established their first Welsh monastery at Carmarthen, after a brief stay in Tenby, Pembrokeshire.
Fr. Dominic O'Neill, C.P., the first Passionist to come to Wales, had the true pioneering spirit. Despite cramping poverty and Nonconformist suspicion, he and other members of his community used to tramp for miles through Carmarthenshire reclaiming lapsed Catholics.
Today. there are no fewer than six flourishing parishes in the Menevia diocese which were formerly Mass centres opened by the Carmarthen Passionists. The Order has another Welsh foundation, at St. David's, Pembrokeshire.