About the Somascan Fathers

The Somascan Fathers are an Order of Religious Priests and Brothers, formally known as the Order of Clerics Regular of Somasca (CRS). Their founder is Saint Jerome Emiliani, Venetian +1537, and the Universal Patron Saint of Orphans and Youth-in-Need. Saint Jerome Emiliani commenced the ‘Company of the Servants of the Poor’ following his miraculous liberation as a prisoner of war …