Visit to the city of Florence
Today seminarians, deacons and priests from our College, we took a community trip to the City of Florence, one of the cradles of art and architecture. We spent a beautiful day around the city, Churches and museums. At the end of the day we celebrated Holy Mass in the Church of the Holy Apostles.
Formation Conference of Card. Lazzaro You Heung-Sik
As part of our formation program we had the conference "What Church? What Priest? What Formation?" by Card. Lazzaro You Heung-Sik, prefect of the Dicastery for the Clergy. Here is an extract of his words: "Three questions: 1) What Church? 2) What priest (for this Church)? 3) What formation (for this priesthood for this Church)? Actually, all three have the same answer: the Church of Christ is fundamentally mystery, communion and mission. Having stated these three
Ministries of Lectorate and Acolytate conferred by Bishop Rino Fisichella
Eucharist of the Solemnity of Christ the King Conferment of the ministries of Lectorate and Acolytate by H.E.R. Archbishop Rino Fisichella, Co-Prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization. May the Lord bless their vocation and the ministry they received today. Here is an extract from the homily: "Today, the Solemnity of Christ the King, the Gospel of St. Luke reminds us that Jesus is not a king who thinks about saving himself, but a
Our Lady of Divine Providence, Patroness of Puerto Rico
Today we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Divine Providence, principal patroness of the entire Puerto Rican nation. She was declared patroness by decree of Pope St. Paul VI on November 19, 1969 and canonically crowned in 1976. The Solemnity of the Virgin is celebrated to coincide with the anniversary of the discovery of Puerto Rico on November 19, 1493. The two great affections of Puerto Ricans, love for their precious
From Sept. 12 to 16, seminarians in the 2nd and 3rd year of theology had a series of lectures on affectivity. The lectures were given by Marta Rodriguez, a consecrated member of Regnum Christi who currently works with L'Osservatore Romano in the supplement "Women, Church and World."
Charity dinner in Valencia, Spain
On Friday, October 7, 2022, in Valencia (Spain), a charity dinner was held to promote and support priestly vocations, in particular those of the Pontifical International College Maria Mater Ecclesiae. The dinner was organized by the Sacred and Military Constantinian Order of St. George, one of the oldest international equestrian-religious orders of the three still active in the world today. Its Grand Master is H.R.H. Pedro de Borbón Dos Sicilias y
From Sept. 12 to 16, seminarians in the 2nd and 3rd year of theology had a series of conferences on affectivity. The lectures were given by Marta Rodriguez, a consecrated member of Regnum Christi who currently works with L'Osservatore Romano in the supplement "Women, Church and World."
Mons. Fondong says farewell of Mater Ecclesae
Sunday, March 27. Msgr. Aloysius Fondong presided over the Eucharistic concelebration with the community of student priests, as he will travel to Cameroon on Thursday the 31st for his episcopal ordination, which will take place in Mamfe on May 5. In his homily, Fr. Paul Remjika, dean of student priests, thanked Bishop Fondong for his witness during these three years at Mater Ecclesiae and commented on the readings for the
Visit to Spoleto
On Saturday, March 26, the Mater Ecclesiae community took a trip to the city of Spoleto. They had the Eucharistic Celebration in the "Chapel of the Holy Icon", located in the Cathedral, where we had the opportunity to learn about the art and architecture behind five centuries of history behind the Cathedral. Afterwards we had the opportunity to walk through the streets of the beautiful city of Spoleto.
Admission to Holy Orders
On Saturday, March 19, the Solemnity of St. Joseph, seven seminarians from Puerto Rico, Mexico, Ecuador and Venezuela were admitted to Holy Orders. The celebration was presided over by Monsignor Vincenzo Viva, Bishop of Albano. The celebration took place in the chapel of the International College Maria Mater Ecclesiae. In his homily, Msgr. Vincenzo stressed the importance of becoming disciples of Jesus on the path to ordained ministry, guided by an epiphany