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.
Adjuntas, PR: Parish of St. Anne
Adjuntas, PR: Parish of St. Joachim
Adjuntas, PR: Academy of St. Joachim
Bronx, NY: St. Helena School and Parish
Cabrican, Guatemala: Piarist Fathers Guatemala Mission
Coto Laurel (Ponce), PR: Colegio Ponceno
Devon, PA: Devon Preparatory School
Guanabacoa, Cuba: Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Mary
Guanabacoa, Cuba: Socio-educational Center for Non-Formal Education
Havana, Cuba: San Judas and San Nicholas de Bari Parish
Houston, TX: The Houston Initiative
Martin, KY: The Piarist School
Miami, FL: SEPI (Southeastern Pastoral Institute)
Miami, FL: Casa Calasanz (House of Formation)
New York City, NY: Annunciation Parish
Playa Ponce, PR: Piarist Fathers Puerto Rico Mission
Ponce, PR: The House of Formation of St. Joseph Calasanz
Rio Piedras (San Juan), PR: Colegio Calasanz and Parish of the Divine Savior
San Juan, PR: Chapel of St. Joseph Calasanz
Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America
In addition, we serve in a vast number of parishes surrounding communities where we have ministries.
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.