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The monument commemorates the arrival of the Passionist Missionaries in Adelaide in September 1846.

The missionaries were Father Joseph Snell, Father Luigi Pesciaroli and Father Maurice Lengcioni.

The Passionists, formally known as the Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ (Latin: Congregatio Passionis Iesu Christi, C.P.), are a Catholic religious order of Pontifical Right founded by Saint Paul of the Cross with a special emphasis on and devotion to the Passion of Jesus Christ. Professed members use the initials C.P. after their names.



Address:12 Cross Road, St Paul`s Catholic Church, Monastery Memorial Garden, Myrtle Bank, 5064
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.963871
Long: 138.641074
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event Start Date:01-September-1846
Actual Event End Date:01-September-1846


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:
Front Inscription

Erected to commemorate the arrival in Adelaide on 1st September 1846 of the pioneer Passionist Missionaries

Father Joseph Snell, C. P.
(Died Carisbrook, Victoria, 13th July 1861.)

Father Luigi Pesciaroli, C. P.
(Died Corneto, Italy, 1st september 1874.)

Father Maurice Lencioni, C. P.
(Died Morphettvale, S. A., 6th April 1864.)

Also to perpetuate the memory of all who have preached Christ crucified in this state

1846 - 1946

Right Side Inscription



Source: MA
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