The document (which can be downloaded by clicking on the image) explains the work that has been carried out and collects the contributions made by young Piarists from the four continents. After a first stage of local work in each of the Piarist demarcations, last August, demarcational meetings “PiaristSynod” were held in Salamanca (Spain, Europe), Oaxaca (Mexico, America), Manila (Philippines, Asia) and Yaoundé (Cameroon, Africa). The work will culminate, in a third phase, in the Piarist Youth Assembly that will take place in 2019, always after the publication of the post-synodal apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis. As Father General indicates, “PiaristSynod” is “our way of contributing to the Synod of the Church. In the Pious Schools, from the beginning, we understood that the theme of the Synod touches especially the heart of our charism and our reason for being. We are educators, companions in the faith, in the vocational discernment and in the missionary task of so many young people “.

Besides the follow-up of the Synod with the participation of the Fr. General in the assembly sessions, the Pious Schools also promote the initiative #prayforsynod of sinodial prayer, a proposal to the universal Church to pray for this event.