On July 3, 2021, Rev. Fr. Miguel Artola Sch. P., Provincial Superior of Asia Pacific Province, solemnized the First Profession of Religious Vows of seven brothers (3 East Timorese of Betania Province and 4 Vietnamese from Asia Pacific Province) into the Order of the Pious Schools. The said celebration was held in the chapel of Calasanz Novitiate Formation House of Cebu in the presence of the members of the Cebu community, the Escolapias Sisters, and some guests. This momentous celebration in the life of the newly-professed brothers continuously shows the undying grace of God to the Order and the mission entrusted to us. The present health crisis did not hinder the Lord’s call toward religious perfection through the path paved by our founder, St. Joseph Calasanz. The newly-professed brothers will continue their journey in Manila as juniors while pursuing their respective academic formation programs.

The novice master, Rev. Fr. Rommel Dupang Sch. P., wholeheartedly welcomed on July 5, 2021, the new batch of novices with the same hope. They are composed of 5 brothers from Myanmar, 3 from Vietnam, and 3 from the Philippines.

We continue to pray for their perseverance in living out the Piarist way of life for the benefit of our neighbors, especially the education of the children and youth through piety and learning.

Juanito Natasaya Jr. Sch. P.