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St JOSEPH-CALASANCZ

Christian Saint

Patron Saint of Poor Schools and Universal Education

Spanish Priest and Teacher.

He founded the amazingly clumsy-named Order Of Clerks Regular Of The Poor Schools Of The Mother of God.

This was an organization devoted to providing poor schools. No, not schools of poor quality, but schools for the poor.

The first such establishment offering freebie education for poor children opened in Spain. The curriculum was necessarily of a religious nature, but it was free to attend and had a hundred pupils in its first week.

Before long, a thousand pupils necessitated other schools opening. And here his troubles began. Other members of his Order wanted all the glory and control for themselves. The founder found himself on the scrap heap.

St JOSEPH-CALASANCZ FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : JOSEPH-CALASANCZ
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : saint
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : 1556-1648
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 72
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Article last updated on 25 February 2006 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Joseph-calasancz: Christian Saint (Christian mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 25 Feb. 2006. Web. 30 September 2014.

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