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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

We publish the message of the Holy Father for Lent 2021. You can also read it in the follow link: MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR LENT 2021   “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem” (Mt 20:18) Lent: a Time for Renewing Faith, Hope and Love   Dear Brothers and Sisters, Jesus revealed to his disciples the deepest meaning of his mission when he told them of his passion, death and resurrection, in fulfilment of the Father’s

On the first day of January, the first day of the year, and the octave day of Christmas, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God, and also commemorates the World Day of Peace (since 1967). Mary is, indeed, the Mother of God and Mother of Peace, because her Son is God, and the Prince of Peace (Is. 9:6). Today’s celebration offers a wonderful opportunity to reflect

Dear friends, I am Fr. Dermot Ryan, Vice Rector of the College. At this moment I would like to offer you an affectionate greeting from the two communities of seminarians and priests at our Pontifical International College Maria Mater Ecclesiae here in Rome. It has been a difficult year for everyone. Here, too, some priests and seminarians have been infected with the Covid-19. At the beginning of this new year 2021 we hope

Advent is the Latin transcription "Adventus" which refers to the act of arrival, to the fact of having arrived; the poets of Rome spoke of the "arrival of the day". What the Church celebrates is the advent of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The very title of this time of preparation which could designate the feast of Christmas itself shows enough the relationship it holds with the celebration and the time of

This last Sunday of ordinary time, Sunday of Christ the King, the Holy Mess has been presided over by Msg. Joël Mercier, Secretary of the Congregation for the Clergy, where the ministries of lectorate and acolyte have been conferred. These two ministries are conferred in the stage of theological studies (or configurator), before diaconal ordination, so that they can exercise them for a suitable period and better prepare themselves for the

Holiness is the recognition of the Church for men and women distinguished by their exemplary life due to a developed divine virtue which constitutes a model to be followed for the faithful whose Church presents to the faith of her subjects and of the whole world. Is it possible today to be holy or holy? We respond positively without denying some obstacles that participate in the path of holiness. The saints