Antonio Rosmini founded the Institute in 1828 and it was recognised as a Religious Congregation by the Church in 1838. In the following decades it spread to England, Wales and to Ireland. Subsequently it was also established in the U.S. In the past 50 year the Institute has established communities in Tanzania, Kenya, Venezuela, New Zealand and India.
The Rosminians have been in Ireland since the 1840’s when the early members included Luigi Gentili. For many years it was involved in the education of boys at the Industrial Schools of St. Patrick’s Upton and St. Joseph’s Clonmel, at the Secondary Schools of St. Michael’s Omeath and Rosmini College, Dublin, and at St. Joseph’s School for the Visually Impaired, now known as ChildVision. ChildVision is the National Education Centre for blind children.
For the past 60 years members of the Irish Province have worked in Tanzania where they established the Diocese of Tanga. In the past 10 years they have also worked in Kenya. In recent decades the Irish Province has taken responsibility for the parishes of St. Oliver’s Clonmel and St. Brigid’s Faughart and has opened the now famous retreat centre of Glencomeragh.
Members of the Province also work in various pastoral ministries including hospital chaplaincy, prison chaplaincy and counselling.
Priests and Brothers
Rosminian Sisters of Providence
Adopted Brothers and Sisters
Families, Friends and Benefactors