Order of Clerics Regular Poor of the Mother of God of the Pious Schools (Piarist Fathers)
Clercs Réguliers Pauvres de la Mère de Dieu des Ecoles Pies (Piaristes)
Orden de los Clérigos Regulares Pobres de la Madre de Dios de las Escuelas Pias (Escolapios)
Chierici Regolari Poveri della Madre di Dio della Scuole Pie (Scolopi)
Ordo Clericorum Regularium Pauperum Matris Dei Scholarum Piarum (Sch P)
1617-03-17 Rome Italy
17 Mar 1617, Rome (Italy), by St Joseph Calasanz, as a religious congregation devoted to the schooling of poor boys, having commenced as a school for the poorest children of Rome (Pious Schools) in the autumn of the year 1597. Full congregation, under the listed name, approved by a papal brief of Gregory XV, 23 Nov 1621. The Pope then approved, 31 Jan 1622, the constitutions of the order, written by Calasanz. Also known as: Clerici Regulares Scholarum Piarum; Clerks Regular Poor of the Mother of God of the Pious Schools; Order of the Pious Schools; Piarists; Scolopes.
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