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The "Company of the Servants of the Poor" was founded in 1534 when Jerome Emiliani called together his collaborators and companions for a general assembly. This handful of laymen and priests adopted an organized structure for the movement of religious and social reform started by Jerome in 1529 in Venice. Their goal was to dedicate themselves to the care, assistance, promotion of poor, orphans, abandoned youth, sick, etc, to any kind of works of mercy, and to any pastoral ministry Born in Venice in 1486, the youngest of four brothers, Jerome Emiliani went through an adventurous youth. In 1531 he decided to abandon any military, political, and economical career. Though a layman, he dedicated himself to a unique mission: to share his life with the poor and to build a community with homeless children.   Around Jerome a group of cooperators started to take shape and some of them decide to take up his lifestyle. Consequently the "Company of the Servants of the Poor" was born. Today, it is called the Congregation of the Somascan Fathers and Brothers.
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By our religious profession we commit ourselves in responding to the divine call. In it we take the vow of chastity, poverty and obedience and commit ourselves to live in community according to our Constitutions and Rules.  The life of the Congregation is guided by Constitutions and Rules. They preserve the spirit of the early regulations and adapt them to the changing times. Our Congregation proposes them to those who wish to live and persevere in the Somascan way of life.   In the USA, the Somascan Fathers continue to be Fathers of the Orphans in many ways The Somascans extend their help to the needy around the world. The Order sponsors facilities Italy, Spain, India, Sri-Lanka, The Philippines, Brazil, Colombia, Central America, Mexico, and the United States and many others.
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Serving the ORPHANS in

WORK, DEVOTION, CHARITY

The Somascan Fathers and Brothers continue St. Jerome's mission by: living in communities pursuing holiness by prayer and ministry to the poor living in humility and kindness loving poverty and work praying to the Crucified Jesus and Mary Mother of the Orphans being either priests or brothers. Performing different ministries in the Church, such as: care of orphans, disadvantaged and poor treatment of at-risk-youth rehabilitation of drug addicts education pastoral care and spiritual guidance pastoral care of minorities foreign missions youth formation. Working in: group homes treatment and rehabilitation centers retreat houses schools youth centers parishes.

SERVING THE POOR

In 1928 St. Jerome was proclaimed "Universal Patron Saint of the Needy Youth." The Somascans continue the legacy of St. Jerome's commitment in serving the poor and taking care of orphans and troubled youth. In different countries around the world, they work for this cause in a variety of initiatives.    
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Serving the ORPHANS in

WORK, DEVOTION, CHARITY

The Somascan Fathers and Brothers continue St. Jerome's mission by: living in communities pursuing holiness by prayer and ministry to the poor living in humility and kindness loving poverty and work praying to the Crucified Jesus and Mary Mother of the Orphans being either priests or brothers. Performing different ministries in the Church, such as: care of orphans, disadvantaged and poor treatment of at-risk-youth rehabilitation of drug addicts education pastoral care and spiritual guidance pastoral care of minorities foreign missions youth formation. Working in: group homes treatment and rehabilitation centers retreat houses schools youth centers parishes.

SERVING THE POOR

In 1928 St. Jerome was proclaimed "Universal Patron Saint of the Needy Youth." The Somascans continue the legacy of St. Jerome's commitment in serving the poor and taking care of orphans and troubled youth. In different countries around the world, they work for this cause in a variety of initiatives.    
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The Somascan Fathers, taking care of orphans and abandoned youth
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