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St. JOSEPH CALASANZ

Christian Saint

Also known as José de Calasanz, Joseph Calasanctius

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 Calasanz Facts and Figures

Name: Joseph Calasanz
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: José de Calasanz, Joseph Calasanctius

Gender: Male
Type: Saint
Birth and Death Dates: 1556-1648
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 74

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