Welcome to St. Isidores College

In the manner of St.Francis of Assisi, we Franciscans greet each of you,   
                   brother and sister, with joy and love.

Saint Isidores College is part of the Irish Franciscan Province of the Order of Friars Minor.

Since 2006 the College is on lease to the Minister General of the Order, who transferred to St. Isidores what was the entire community and activity of St. Bonaventure's College, Grottaferrata ( Rome ). 

This College (SBC) has its own library and specializes in the study of Franciscan documents of the Middle Ages. It is preparing its own webpage.

It was agreed that Collegio S.Isidoro would retain an Irish Franciscan presence, if at all possible.  In fact, since Summer 2017, St.Isidores has returned to be, again, a student house of the Irish Franciscan Province, with three students preparing here for priesthood.

Significant structural work has been done to house the new community, and to house the library from Grottaferrata.

In total the full community now numbers fourteen friars from six different countries - Italy, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Switzerland and the USA.

Thus, the work of the community includes research and publication, student formation, and the maintenance of two important research libraries.


Exterior The Bermini Chapel