On May 10, 2019, the General Congregation announced the creation of a NETWORK OF SCHOOLS in order to boost their Piarist identity, mission capacity and participation in our presences.
This decision was born from the 2015 General Chapter, which invited the “re-launching” of the Piarist parishes as an extraordinary opportunity for education and evangelization”.
To promote this new project, the team that will boost the network was gathered in Belo Horizonte (Brazil): Enivaldo Oliveira, Fernando Luque and Javier Alonso. At the meeting, guidelines were drafted to build a pastoral Piarist project and common projects were shared.
To this day, 18 parishes from all over the Piarist geography have applied to enter the NETWORK: 4 from Africa, 13 from America and 1 from Europe. With this first group and others that can be added these days, the incorporation process will begin. Parishes that want to join by requesting it from their Major Superior major are still on time.
On 22 September 2019, coinciding with the closing of the Jubilee of our parish of Maria Treu, in Vienna, the NETEORK will officially start.
Fr. Javier Alonso