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 ). 

It was agreed to retain an Irish Franciscan presence, if at all possible. 

In fact, since Summer 2017, St.Isidores has returned to be again also 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 fifteen friars from six different countries - Italy, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Switzerland and the USA.

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

 

Exterior The Bermini Chapel