Calasanzian Religious Family
Perhaps the most important of all is the influence of
Calasanz's work and thought, which led to the subsequent establishment of many other congregations similar to his own that
are now in existence and are based on his ideas. There are at least nine Religious Congregations claim St. Joseph Calasanz
as their Spiritual Father and Leader. They include:
1. CAVANIS FATHERS, founded in Italy in 1820 by the Cavanis brothers, Anthony and Mark, for the popular education and youth.
2. VORSELAAR SISTERS,
founded in Belgium in 1820, by Fr. Luis Vincent Donche, S.J. for the education of children.
3. DAUGHTERS OF MARY ESCOLAPIAS, founded in Spain in 1829, by Saint Paula Of St. Joseph Calasanz, also known as Paula Montal Fornes, for the
education of children and young girls, and through the children, the education of families.
4. MARIAN CONGREGATION
OF VERONA, Italy, masculine and feminine, founded by Anthony Provolo in 1830, for the deaf-mute children.
5. TIMON-DAVID FATHERS,
founded in 1852 by French Canon Timon-David, dedicated to the working youth and youth associations.
6. CALASANZIAN SISTERS
OF THE DIVINE SHEPHERDESS, founded in 1885 by Blessed Faustino Miguez, Sch.P., in Spain, for the education of
7. KALASANTINER FATHERS,
Austria, founded by Blessed Anthony Schwartz in 1889, for the working youth.
founded in Italy, 1889 by Fr. Celestino Zini and Mother Celesticna Donati, for abandoned children.
9. SACRED HEART SISTERS,
Mexico, for the abandoned poor children, in 1907, founded by Elisa Berruecos and Jose M. Troncoso.