Sunday, December 5, 2010

Rome's Pontificium Collegium Russicum

"Toward the end of my second year at Woodstock, I received the overwhelming news that I was to go to Rome that fall to begin the study of theology and to start my work at the Russian college.  I sailed for Rome that summer of 1934, a very happy young man.  Like all the Jesuit students of theology in Rome, I lived at the old Collegio San Roberto Bellarmino on the Via del Seminario and studied theology at the Gregorian University just off the Piazza Pilotta.  At the same time, I was studying the Russian language, liturgy, and history in the Collegio Russico, or Russicum, on the Via Carlo Cattaneo, not far from the basilica of St. Mary Major."

-With God in Russia, Chapter One.

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