Piarist parishes network
Communion of parishes interconnected by the same project
inspired by the spirit and style of Calasanz.
The piarist tradition
Since its beginnings, the mission of the Piarists focused mainly on the school. Already other religious were in charge of the pastoral care of the adults in the parishes. However, Calasanz always wanted each new foundation to have a church open to worship for students to participate in the Continual Prayer and to accompany their families. He founded in San Pantaleo in 1640 the Confrery of Saint Anna, for ladies, which had nothing to do with the school ministry. Few years after the death of the founder, the Piarists accepted some parishes in Central Europe: (Szepes, 1674; Brezno, 1675). In the 18th century the Order already ran about 25 parishes, not counting the many missionary-type services they lent in others. Saint Pompilio himself worked for two years (1760-61) in the parish of Lugo, entrusted to the Piarists.
Today, the Piarists serve more than 130 parishes (some very small, but others very large) and about 175 temples with public worship. It is a pastoral reality where the Pious Schools have the opportunity to exercise the Piarist Ministry of fully educating in piety and letters and building Piarist Christian Community.
Piarist parishes network
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as well as resources and news from our international network.
All our parishes are being reorganized with very creative proposals to encourage the faithful to live the mystery of the passion and resurrection of Jesus from their homes. We have asked Fr. Fernando Negro, Provincial of USA-Puerto Rico to write a reflection that will...
Wien-Maria Treu Piaristengasse 43 1080 Wien Österreich Father Jean de Dieu Tagne SP www.piaristen.at Facebook: Piaristen Österreich Youtube: Piarist Austria History In 1625 efforts had failed to bring the Piarists to Vienna. In 1697, the Piarists of Marquis de...
Two years ago, celebrated an International Congress of Piarist Education (COEDUPIA) on the occasion of the 400 years of the beginning of the Pious Schools (1617). Undoubtedly, it was a great event of the Spirit where we could check the vitality of the Calasanctian...
Access the file of the Piarist Parish Network that contains all the information of the project, as well as the objectives, the profile and those elements useful for the elaboration of a Piarist parish project. You will also be able to know the conditions of entry into the network and the importance of the parish in the Piarist tradition.
“Catechesis is the priority means for education in the faith“. R 113
Connected parishes around the world
The raison d’être and primary purpose of parishes is “evangelization,”
continuing the mission of Jesus and with a clear option for the poor.
(RR III, 88-89; C7)