Letter from Pope Francis to the Piarists (English) (November 2016)

Pope Francis - Father General - Jan 2016

Letter from the Pope

CELEBRATING CALASANZ

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

To all of you who love Calasanz and live that love as a way of faith, of encounter with Jesus
To all those who dedicate your life to children and young people, as Calasanz did
To all of you  who seek, through the Piarist education, to attend those who need us most
To all those who feel called to live the charism given by God to Calasanz
To all children and young people, to families, to educators, to all those who walk alongside the Pious Schools
To all of you: Happy Calasanz Day! Happy and fruitful Piarist Jubilee Year!
To all of you, brothers and sisters, we congratulate you from the heart and we thank you for everything you live and everything you do for continuing to build the dream of Calasanz.
On this 27th of November, Patronage of Saint Joseph Calasanz, the CALASANCTIAN JUBILEE YEAR begins. We share with all of you, as a gift, the Message that Pope Francis addresses to us on the occasion of the Jubilee Year. Read it, enjoy it, meditate on it, live it.
Let us celebrate with deep joy Calasanz, Our Holy Father.

The General Congregation