Welcome to our house
Dear Friend,

In the name of our religious family, I wish to welcome you in our House “Mater Ecclesiae” which is at the same time the General House of the Theatine Sisters of the Immaculate Conception in Rome.

The charisma of the Religious Community that today opens you its doors to you has its basis in the legacy that our Founder, the Venerable Orsola BENINCASA, left us more than four centuries ago: DO ALL FOR LOVE. LIVE WITH NO OTHER RULE BUT LOVE.

Since then, we Theatines of every era, have tried to embody from the start this evangelical ideal in different environments and cultures, living a Providential, Christocentric and Marian spirituality. The love of Our Lady and the untiring search for the face of Christ in our neighbour is the greatest Gift that we can share with you.

We wish that your stay in “Mater Ecclesiae” and your visit in the Eternal City are truly a time of grace and blessing. May our house be for you a place of meeting with God and with your brothers and sisters.

You are accompanied by our prayer.

Madre Francisca María Gil
Mother General of the Theatine Sisters of the Immaculate Conception
Rome, 2020