30 agosto 2012

St. Joseph Calasanctius: The Saint who founded the first free public school for the poor | ROME REPORTS TV News Agency

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August 29, 2012. (Romereports.com) This was the small room of St. Joseph Calasanctius, the Spanish priest and educator who was born back in 1556. Eventually he founded the Order of the Pious Schools. Over 400 years ago, he launched the first free public school for poor children in Europe. It was here, in this room that he spent his last 36 years until he died in 1648 at the age of 91. The room was locked until he was beatified 100 years later. This rope, which is still well kept, was used by him when he was elderly, as a tool to move around.