Pontifical North American College (Pontificio Collegio Americano del Nord)

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This college arose on the part of the territory of ancient Villa Gabrielli, which was bought in 1927. The imposing construction was created by architect Enrico Galeazzi (1949-1953); and the church is rich of the contemporary art work. The North American College takes its origins from 1859, when it was located in the monastery buildings of S.Maria dell'Umilta', close to Trevi Fountain, which is still the college property. The college is destined to formation of the new north American clergy.

Pontifical North American College (Pontificio Collegio Americano del Nord), Via del Gianicolo, Rome
The Pontifical North American College in Rome is educating seminarians for the dioceses in the United States and providing a residence for American priests studying in Rome. The formal incorporated name for the College is The American College of the Roman Catholic Church of the United States. Oversight of the College is given to the Catholic bishops of the United States, as well as the Holy See's Congregation for Catholic Education.

It was granted pontifical status by the Holy See in 1884. After World War II the College was moved into a new building located on the via del Gianicolo, just outside Vatican City. The Casa Santa Maria functions as the graduate house for priests who are doing advanced studies. Located on the grounds of the seminary, the Casa O'Toole is home to the Institute for Theological Studies, the College's sabbatical program. Enrollment in the College is available to properly qualified seminarians and priests who are United States citizens, although citizens of other countries can be admitted with the permission of the College's Board of Governors. All students are nominated for enrollment by their own diocesan bishop. At present the seminary enrollment (including Fifth-Year priests) numbers over 200.

Pontifical North American College (Pontificio Collegio Americano del Nord)
Via del Gianicolo, 14
00165, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Trastevere (Gianicolo) (Roma centro)
Pontifical North American College (Pontificio Collegio Americano del Nord) is Shown By "Map G Zone" As "5"
Station: Risorgimento/S. Pietro (891 m N)
Tram: 19
Tel: +39 06 684931
Website: http://www.pnac.org/

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