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date: 25 August 2019

Piarists. 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Author(s):
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

An order of *regular clergy devoted to the education of children and youths, esp. among the poor. The ‘Regulares pauperes Matris Dei scholarum piarum’, as they are officially called, derive their name from the ‘Pious Schools’, or free public schools, of which the first was opened in a poor district of Rome by ... ...

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