- the Great Pray-er
While a seminarian, Joseph was drafted into the army at age 16. Soldier from 1788 to 1792, serving as drum-major and quartermaster. He left the army to join the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer in Warsaw, Poland. Student of Saint Clement Marie Hofbauer. Vicar-general over all the trans-alpine Congregation communities from 1820 to 1848. Founded new houses in the United States, Bavaria, Prussia, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Portugal, the Netherlands, and England. Driven out of Vienna, Austria during the political upheavel of 1848, he spent his remaining years as director of the Redemptoristines at Bruges, Belgium.
- “Venerable Joseph-Amand Passerat“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 April 2015. Web. 27 August 2016. <>