This morning was held in the Church of San Pantaleo the Eucharist on the Calasanctian Family Day, the icing on the cake of the feast of the canonization of Saint Faustino in the context of the Jubilee Year. Presided over by Fr. General, during the Eucharist has been blessed the statue of the new Saint Faustino Míguez made by the Arteaznarez Workshop in Madrid, already crowning one of the lateral niches of San Pantaleo. The celebration has gathered the Superior General of the Calasanctian Sisters, the Kalasantiner, the Daughters of the Provolo Institute, as well as the Italian Calasanctians, the Vicar General of the Cavannis and the Vicare of the Piarist Sisters, Amparo Blanco.

In a simple celebration, whose songs were in charge of the choir of Ovada, Fr. General explained that holiness “is never the result of our efforts, but a gift, which we see incarnated in the new Piarist saint, Saint Faustino”, and stressed the feast on the occasion of the canonization of the new saint, as an opportunity. “Let us celebrate it looking at children and our mission, and not looking at our navel”, he said to the pilgrims who filled the church of San Pantaleo from different parts of the world. Finally, Sacramento Calderon, Superior General of the Calasanctian Religious Daughters of the Divine Shepherdess, dedicated a few words to the attendees asking for the intercession of the new Piarist saint. The Eucharist was the closure to the acts that, on the occasion of the canonization of the Piarist Faustino Míguez, have been held in the whole of the Calasanctian Family these days, full of joy, excitement and gratitude.