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This year, despite the pandemic, it was possible for some of the priests and seminarians of the College to go to different parishes in Italy to minister during Holy Week. For the priests, they went to different parishes. Here are the photos with the destinations of those who were able to go   A small group of seminarians went to the parish of Santa Maria del Popolo, in Surbo, Lecce in the south of

Each year, Mother's church gives us the opportunity to reflect on the Divine Mercy, in other words, the mercy of God revealed to humankind. As we meditate on this concept I would like to begin by looking at what mercy is, and it is seen at the divine level. We look at this short sorry of a young boy, his mother, and a judge. This juvenile on several occasions was

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

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