Saturday 10 October 2020 was a very long-awaited and memorable day for the Italian Province of Pious Schools.

The priestly ordination of two young Piarists belonging to the Italian Province was held: Francesco Pandolfi, Italian, and Yeremias Isaias Laga Mukin, Indonesian. They received the sacrament of the Priestly Order by the imposition of hands of H.Rev. E. Mons. Alberto Silvani, Bishop of Volterra. The celebration took place at the Illustrious  Collegiate of St Andrew in Empoli.

Among the concelebrants were present: Fr. General of the Piarist Order Pedro Aguado Cuesta, the Assistant General for Europe Miguel Giráldez and Fr. Provincial Sergio Sereni.

The first mass of Yeremias was on Sunday, October 11 in the parish of St. Bartholomew in Sovigliana, while Francis presided over his first mass on the same day in the church of St. Giovannino in Florence.

Fr. Francesco Pandolfi will carry out his priestly ministry in the Piarist community of the Calasanzio Institute of Genoa, Cornigliano; while Yeremias will do it at the community of Empoli and the parish of St. Bartholomew in Sovigliana.We thank God for the gift of the religious and priestly vocation that Francis and Yeremias have received and we pray for their perseverance and their fidelity to the ministry conferred.

Bro. Gerardo Vicente Leyva Bohórquez Sch. P.