First steps of the Piarists in Burkina Faso

The Piarist mission began in Dagara country, in Burkina Fassa towards the border with Ghana. More specifically in the town of Kopper. We have three Piarist brothers there: two priests and one in the year of internship. Next year he will start theology.For the moment, the mission has consisted in making numerous administrative procedures for our recognition and for the titles of the land of more than 10 hectares.

The parish which is around 2 kilometers from Zingane, offers us the opportunity to hold a French-speaking chaplaincy: catechesis, choir, celebration, …Our brothers take care of the daily strengthening classes for young people of school age, literacy for some.

The community must build everything, a house, an institution, get a car and above all train a good laity through the Calasanz movement and volunteering with a promising start. We are waiting for you all in Zingane.

Visit of the Provincial of West Africa

This week Father Christian Ehemba, Provincial of the Piarist Province of West Africa and president of the Itaka-Escolapios team in the demarcation, has been visiting to meet with different teams and leaders of the Itaka-Escolapios network. The visit has served to review the situation of Itaka-Escolapios in Senegal, Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso, as well as to advance in the challenges we have in these countries.

In the picture, moment of his participation in the meeting with the Executive Commission of Itaka-Escolapios.


On the 17th of this month, has been officially launch the new year of the “Calasanz Movement” in the province of West Africa. That was during the mass celebrated in the juniorate house of Dakar. At that celebration where the participants received the blessing and have been sent in mission, all the groups in Senegal had their representatives.

The day before, the whole morning has been consecrated to the formation of the leaders. During that session, many good practices were shared in order to implement the Movement, as recommended by the last provincial chapter.

Good wishes to the Movement!