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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
An order of priests, called of the Holy Cross, founded in 1694 by Paul Francisco, of the Cross in Sardinia, whose mission it is to preach the Passion of Christ and bear witness to its spirit and import, and who have recently established themselves in England and America; they are noted for their austerity.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Passionists'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/p/passionists.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.