About

Our religious order, The Piarist Fathers, was founded in the 17th century by Saint Joseph Calasanz, a pioneer in educating children and young people from the earliest years. In fact, we are the first teaching order in the history of the Church. In the United States and Puerto Rico, we have a long history of more than 60 years in educating young generations. On June 12, 2012, Pentecost Sunday, the regions of the USA and Puerto Rico merged into one province. Our mission is to follow Christ and to serve the Church by administering effectively to the educational needs of children and youth, especially the poor. We work in ten schools or parishes, a seminary and a Latin mission.

  • Coto Laurel (Ponce), PR: Colegio Ponceno
  • Devon, PA: Devon Preparatory School
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL: Cardinal Gibbons High School
  • Martin, KY: The Piarist School
  • Miami, FL: Southeastern Pastoral Institute (SEPI)
  • New York City, NY: Annunciation Parish and School
  • Bronx, NY: St. Helena Parish and School
  • Playa Ponce, PR: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish and School
  • Ponce, PR: Piarist Seminary of Father Jose Mateo
  • Rio Piedras (San Juan), PR: Colegio Calasanz and the Parish of the Divine Savior
  • Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America
  • Mascuspana, Mexico: The Piarist Fathers Latin Mission

 

We are a unique Catholic order of priests in that we take a fourth vow, a vow of education. Our most important goal is to attract young men to a vocation with the Piarist Fathers. Our priority and most important development goal is to secure funds in which to help educate these young men. Our largest budget item is our seminarians. Securing these funds will allow the Province to undertake projects that have been on hold and to ensure the Ordination of these young men.

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