Presided over by Father General, the closing of the Calasanctian Jubilee Year Eucharist has been held in the Church of San Pantaleo, a Jubilee Year that, with great joy and communion, has been lived in the whole of the Pious Schools during these twelve months.
Fr. Aguado wanted to emphasize in his homily that the closing of the Year, does not mean the end of the Jubilee Year, since “the love of God for children and young people, and his constant call to opt for them, does not end ever“. In addition, Fr. General has invited all the Piarists, religious and lay people, to collect the words of Pope Francis, and to live a new Pentecost, which “must be our horizon in the coming years“. Therefore, “this Pentecost must be, like the first, full of communion, looking forward to the Lord’s presence among us, open to the newness of the Spirit and loaded of passion for the mission”.
That look to the future, of the Pious Schools going forth, has had its climax with the solemn profession of Tommaso de Luca, which was received by Fr. General, accompanied by Fr. Ugo Barani, Provincial of Italy, the oldest demarcation of our Order.
In this way the 400 years of history of our Order and its future exciting mission go hand in hand.