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March 2021

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My first experience of Mater Ecclesiae took place some months after my priestly ordination when I concelebrated in the inaugural Mass welcoming the first 12 seminarians in August 1991. This first year the seminarians resided in the Legion’s General Direction, so I remained in daily contact with them until their transfer, first to Castel di Guido and then to the present college in 1999.   After the first year my contact with

On March 18 and 19, some priestly ordinations of deacons who were students at the Pontifical International College Maria Mater Ecclesiae were celebrated. Below, the details of each order.   Thursday 18 March - Fr. Elías Israel Bautista Gómez - Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua Thursday, in the parish of San Pedro Apóstol-Mozonte, Nueva Segovia, in Nicaragua, the deacon Elías Israel Bautista Gómez, seminarian of the College Maria Mater Ecclesiae in Rome, was ordained priest. Presiding

This year, with the opportunity, offered us by the Holy Father Francis, for the gift to the Church a year dedicated to Saint Joseph, the Pontifical International CollegeMaria Mater Ecclesiae wanted to commemorate in a special way the novena dedicated to him, in Saint Joseph. Furthermore, this year we had the joy of concluding this novena with a presidential ceremony in charge of Mons. Lorenzo Leuzzi (Bishop of Teramo-Atri) for the

On March 13, by the imposition of the hands of H.E.R. Bishop Ángel F. Caraballo F, bishop of Cabimas, Venezuela, the deacon Jesús Rosillo, ex-seminarian of the College, was ordained a priest. Fr Jesús did his theological formation in Rome, in the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum and staying in the Pontifical International College Maria Mater Ecclesiae for 3 years of his life. Last year, Fr. Jesús gave a small testimony