Saint Isidore’s College, Rome
Founded in 1625 by Irish Franciscan Luke Wadding OFM and now home to an international fraternity of OFM Franciscans.
Our Church, dedicated to Saint Isidore, is the Irish National Church in Rome.
May the Lord give you peace!Saint Francis of Assisi.
Who we are
The College is one of several houses in Rome dependent on the Minister General of the Franciscan Order. It is the home of the Collegium Sancti Bonaventurae – International Center for Franciscan Studies and Research. Friars in formation also form part of the community in St Isidore’s while attending colleges in the city.
The main activities of the community are research and scientific publication, the training of Irish friars in formation and the care of two major research libraries.
Currently, the fraternity has friars from Italy, Ireland, Slovenia, Germany, Poland, USA, and the Philippines.
Saint Francis of Assisi
The Rule and life of the Friars Minor is this, namely, to observe the Holy Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, by living in obedience, without anything of one’s own, and in chastity.Rule of 1223
To learn more about the life of Saint Francis of Assisi and the Franciscan Order, please visit the site of the General Curia of the Order of Friars Minor.
English Language Sunday Mass
Our Church is open to members of the public for Sunday Mass in English every Sunday at 10 am. (Except in the month of August).
Please note that COVID-19 restrictions are in place in accordance with national and Church directives. Thus, we can only accommodate a maximum of twenty-four of the faithful at this time.