Collection: St. Joseph of Calasanz

ARTIST: Museum Religious Art Classics


Artist: Francisco Jover Casanova – c. 19th century

He was a Spaniard who went to Rome after being ordained a priest. There he beautifully took care of the education of young boys and girls. This was his great apostolate. For this purpose, he founded the Order of Clerks Regular of the Pious Schools, also called the Piarists. The fruit of his work in central Europe and in Spain and Italy can never be measured. Saint Joseph was called “a second Job.” Every day for fifty years he visited each of the seven churches of Rome. Saint Joseph Calasanctius was ninety-two years old when he died.

His feast day is August 25.