Trinità dei Monti

The site of Trinità dei Monti belongs to the “Pieux établissements de France à Rome et à Lorette”, which are under the tutelage of the French Embassy to the Holy See

This complex, which overlooks Piazza di Spagna, in the historic centre of Rome, is composed of :

The Sacred Heart Institute

An Italian school with around 600 students from kindergarten to high school.

Trinità dei Monti

A church and a convent, dated from the 16th century.

St. Joseph's house

A guest house for pilgrims.

La Petite École

A french kindergarten school.

Rencontres Romaines

An association which organizes visits of Rome for French speaking pilgrims and visitors.

History of Trinità dei Monti
St. Francis of Paola
Saint Francis of Paola, a hermit from Calabria, bought a vineyard from the papal scholar and former patriarch of Aquileia, Ermolao Barbaro, and then obtained the authorization from Pope Alexander VI to establish a monastery for the Minimite Friars.
Consecration of the sanctuary
St. Madeleine-Sophie Barat
The sanctuary was entrusted to the Sisters of the Sacred Heart, by an agreement between France and the Holy See.
This congregation was founded by Saint Madeleine-Sophie Barat. When they arrived in “Trinity of the Mount” they created the Sacred Heart School.
St. Joseph's house
The Guest house for pilgrims opened its gates in the Jubilee Holy Year in 1975. Since then a lot of groups of French pilgrims and pupils come to find a place to stay in this quiet garden.
Monastic Fraternities of Jerusalem
After 178 years of the presence of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart, the site was given to the Monastic Fraternities of Jerusalem. The brothers and sisters lived here for 10 years following their founders original charism and mission to live the monastic life downtown.
By an agreement dated 25 July 2016 between the French State and the Holy See, the domain of Trinité-des-Monts, was entrusted to the Emmanuel Community.