Following the example of St Jerome Emiliani, Somascans have sheltered and helped the most vulnerable people for over 500 years. We pay special attention to the children of the five continents, who need a family and education. This is our “precious heritage” that we have received by our founder. The variety of responses to poverty of our age is also represented by our organizational capacity according to the laws of the different States
“Our schools express cultural, technical and pedagogical value in such a way that it helps young people develop intellectual capacities and judgment; they promote in them the sense of values and they prepare them for life and for jobs”. These program statements summarize the educational engagement of the Congregation in the world. On the map you will find all places of Somascan education. Schools of all types and levels which have the same educational passion as St Jerome Emiliani
The wealth of a charisma, because comes from High, it is difficult to contain in a single religious congregation. It is like a vessel that overflows and wets the whole Church and all vocations. St. Jerome Emiliani is the the Somascans Fathers’ Congregation founder, who also have the task of keeping the gift, but all over the world are also inspired to him many lay people and female religious congregations. All Together we form the charismatic Family: the "WE" that expresses the different colors of the Somascan world with its own characteristics of each reality.
Every saint is an inexhaustible source of inspiration to answer the question of love and sense that every man carries in his heart: this section of St. Jerome Emiliani is rich in past history but also continually "in progress" for the light that his charisma reflects on contemporary world. Here you can learn about his life, find insights about him and about the somascans’ history, know the places that today still transpire him, get material for your prayer.
Where there are somaschi normally there is no lack of young people, and where are young people there is sports, music and offers for leisure. Sport and music are moments of personal integral growth, opportunities to grow in friendship, prevent anxiety and social discomfort situations; places where you learn to respect the rules. Here is a map of the places that offer these services
We wish to help those in need and we wish to do it thanks to you too. The most welcome help is the one made of time, work, sympathy, word of mouth… and the no less effective proximity through your prayer. If you wish you can also support the various Somascan initiatives, in Italy and abroad, making your contribution to the associations and foundations you find in insights