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Universities

To prepare seminarians for a future teaching and preaching apostolate, academic formation is an extremely important part of seminary life. This formation is entrusted to the Pontifical Universities run by the Jesuit and Dominican orders, the Gregorian and Angelicum. If you were to overhear one of the Scots College community talking about 'Greg' and 'Ang', you would be forgiven for thinking that t... Read more

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Transport

The college is at the north of the city, so it may be best if you are staying with us to book a taxi from the airport to the College. These typically cost €35 - 40, though this can be greater depending on numbers - you can try http://www.romashuttle.com/content/rates.asp or www.airportconnection.it or http://www.airportshuttle.it/ for example. Alternatively you can take a taxi from the airport, ju... Read more

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Liturgy

Introduce the visitor to liturgical life at the College, what liturgies we celebrate, then outline the importance of liturgical life in the formation of a seminarian. Include pictures of the liturgies in the Chapel and the Crypt, seminarians serving, as well as a few of the seminarians serving for the Pope. ... Read more

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Summary

The Pontifical Scots College, Rome was founded on 5th December 1600 by Pope Clement VIII. It provided an education for young Scots Catholic men who, due to the laws against Catholics, could not receive a Catholic education at home. During the centuries that followed, the college sent a steady supply of priests to Scotland, being closed only when the French invaded Rome in 1798 and again during the... Read more