WELCOME to the Pontificio Collegio Filippino!
Inaugurated by Blessed Pope John XXIII in 1961, the Collegio is the "Home in Rome" of Filipino secular diocesan priests, carefully chosen and formally sent by their respective bishops to pursue further studies in the different ecclesiastical centers in Rome. They may specialize in Theology, Philosophy, Canon Law, Sacred Scriptures, Liturgy, History, Communications, Patristics, and other fields, taking up either the Licentiate (a degree higher than the Master's) or Doctoral degrees, for a period of generally two to four years.
His Eminence, Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila and Chairman of the Commission on the Collegio Filippino (of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines), shares the good news of the Collegio, and asks for support:
Our Present Residents
The PCF currently home to 27 student priests from the different Philippine dioceses. Another 11 priests live with us, who come from the Democratic Republic of Congo, New Zealand (a Professor at the Angelicum University), South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Three Administrators coordinate the Collegio's day to day activities: a Rector, a Vice-Rector/Procurator, and a Spiritual Director.
Four Filipina Dominican Sisters (OP's of the Congregación Misionaria de Santo Domingo) help as support staff of our Pontifical College. They are assisted by three lay personnel.
An overview of the Collegio Filippino:
Below, the Collegio family, with His Eminence, Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (Archbishop of Manila) and Her Excellency Mercedes Tuason (Philippine Ambassador to the Vatican), school year 2013-2014:
In the course of the past 50 years our venerable institution has afforded many Filipino ecclesiastics the opportunity of continuing their formation at the Pontifical Universities in urbe, specializing in the Sacred Sciences. The stay of these priests in Rome has served not only their intellectual and cultural formation, but has above all given them a better knowledge of the Church’s Magisterium.
You, Our Friends
The Collegio has always welcomed guests visiting us for a few hours or a few days (space permitting) referred by the Bishops or our Residents and Alumni, or by other guests who have enjoyed the family atmosphere of this Filipino "Home in Rome".
Our friends continue to be united with us through their prayers, encouragement and material support. We also include them in our daily intentions, especially in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
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