Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: VATICAN – The Rector of the Mater Ecclesiae College: “An institute at the service of diocesan Congregations, to make local Churches grow”
Castel Gandolfo – “Our College is very special: it was founded in 1976, it was wanted by Pope Paul VI for the nuns of recently instituted diocesan female congregations. These are the Congregations that are best integrated in the pastoral care of the local Churches. These young Congregations often have thousands of religious who have never studied theology. Priority goes to these nuns”. This is what Sister Jolanta Plominska, Polish nun of the Missionaries of St. Peter Claver, Rector of the Pontifical College Mater Ecclesiae, said in an interview with Agenzia Fides. The structure, dependent on the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, offers the religious from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Oceania – territories under the jurisdiction of the Vatican Dicastery of “Propaganda Fide” – an experience of formation and study in order to prepare for the evangelizing mission in their own country. Within the same College, in order to promote the studies of nuns, a section of the Pontifical Urbaniana University has been established, made up of 8 classrooms, where lessons are held regularly and where recognized academic degrees are conferred.