The Sisters of the Most Holy Cross and Passion (Passionists), are central to the establishment of OLQP, the Memphis/Jackson Deanery’s retreat center. When Fr. Bruce Cinquegrani shared the vision of Bishop Terry Steib with Sr. Eileen Fucito, C.P., at a Passionist gathering, the wheels were set in motion for the Passionist to expand their ministry to the southern states.

The Bishop’s vision to, “Help others discover and grow their own spirituality,” resonated deeply with Sr. Eileen and Sr. Anna Marie Becker, C.P. In 2005, Our Lady Queen of Peace Retreat Center was established.  Sr. Eileen and Sr. Anna Marie bring to life the Passionist Charism in their ministry at the retreat center. In the tradition of St. Paul of the Cross and Elizabeth Prout (founders of the Passionist communities of men and women), the charism recognizes the Passion of Jesus as the "greatest work of divine Love".


The mission of the Sisters of the Cross and Passion is to witness to the reconciling, forgiving and compassionate love of God through openness to the needs of the world, and especially those of the poor and marginalized.

We are a group of ordinary women who have been called by Christ to live and witness to him in our lives and in our daily work.

We live in community, where we share our prayer life, our gifts and talents and serve others where the need is greatest.
– From Covenant of the Passion, the Constitutions of the Sisters of the Cross and Passion. Norm 51.


Anyone may feel called to share the Passionists mission and vision. Associates are lay members of the Passionists. They are non-vowed members who contribute their time, giftedness and talents to the Community as their circumstances allow. There are no financial or legal obligations.

Men or women who wish to become an Associate take part  in a formation program which includes orientation, a study of the Passionist history, charism and spirituality, and a period of discernment.

Association offers opportunities for personal and spiritual growth, personal relationships with the Sisters and other Associates, participation in retreats, prayer experiences and celebrations, and workshops on local and national levels.

For more information concerning the Passionist community see our website:  http://www.passionistsisters.org/

OLQP retreats

3630 Dancyville Road

Stanton, Tn 38069-4711