The main apostolate of Passionists has been retreats, missions, spiritual direction, and prayer groups. Passionists do not usually open schools or universities, except seminaries for students wishing to join their order. The congregation collectively owns only the community house and a bit of land attached to it. It relies on its own labor and on contributions to survive financially. A number of Passionists have been canonised, including St Paul of the Cross, St Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, St Vincent Strambi, some of the Passionist Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War, St Maria Goretti and St Gemma Galgani. Father Charles of Mount Argus (1821 - 1893) was beatified by John Paul II in 1988.