- a member of a Roman Catholic teaching congregation founded in Rome in 1597.
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The best singing was in the Piarist and University churches.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician
Piarist, pī′ar-ist, n. one of a religious congregation for the education of the poor, founded in Rome in 1617 by Joseph Calasanza.
The town hall, the Franciscan church, the Piarist monastery and college, and the theatre are also worthy of mention.