Venerable English College

Venerable English College tells the history of England’s religious relationship with Rome and the role played by the After Saint Augustine’s mission to re-establish the Catholic religion in England and Wales in 595, Catholicism became the main religion of the country. The Middle ages saw an increase in the popularity of pilgrimage, particularly to Rome and many men and women made the long and arduous journey to the city. In 1362 the English hospice (later the English College) was set up to house these pilgrims. The reign of King Henry VIII saw a profound change in the relationship between Rome and England. Henry was excommunicated in 1535 by Pope Clement VII, Since Catholic priests could no longer be trained in England, seminaries were founded in Spain, France and Rome. These colleges had the unique role of educating English students for the priesthood so that they might return to their homeland and defend the faith, risking martyrdom. The English College in Rome was founded in 1579 by William AllenDuring the Reformation the English College in Rome saw many of its former students martyred.

Museum: Venerable English College
City: Rome
Country: Italy
Address: Via di Monserrato 45