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Father Curtis Kiddy, a priest of the Archdiocese of Miami, for some time had admired the Passionists after his contact with them in Pennsylvania.  

Curtis was ordained in May of 1992 for the Archdiocese of Miami.  He served in several parishes in the Miami Archdiocese.  He was named Pastor of St Jerome's Church in Fort Lauderdale.

He was given the opportunity, by Archbishop Thomas Wenski, to try his Passionist vocation in the Passionist Novitiate in Scranton PA.  After completing his Novitiate he decided to take Vows and he became a Passionist priest.  Father took his Vows on September 15, 2018.

    New Passionist Priest - Father Curtis Kiddy, C.P.

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"If Mary is the singular Garden of God, blossoming with virtues and bearing Jesus as the fruit of her womb, then the church too is a Mary Garden to the extent that it imitates her."

                                Blessed Honorius of Autun (1156)

The Blessing of the new Monastery Mary Garden took place on September 23, 2018.  The priests and brothers of the Monastery were accompanied by the Monastery Church parishioners after the 1:00 PM Mass.  Many parishioners participated in this blessing of the Mary Garden designed by Andrea Olivia Florendo.  This has become a special place of prayer and devotion on the Monastery property.

Located in the Monastery Garden to the rear of the Monastery Building.


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