Catacombe di Priscilla

Prayer and work: this is the balance that marks the life of the Benedictines of Priscilla, a life centered on the praise of God, in the celebration of the Eucharist and the Divine Office, and a work at the service of the Church, in humility and in joy of a truly fraternal life.

Benedictine of Priscilla

They take the name of Priscilla from the place where the congregation began, founded by Giulio Belvederi – a priest of Bologna, but also archaeologist and man of profound spirituality, called to Rome by Pope Pius XI for the construction of the Pontifical Institute of Christian Archeology, the guardian houses of the catacombs that they were open to the public, and to bring Christians closer to these testimonies of the primitive faith and revive them in charity. He gave to his daughters, as a life guide, the Benedictine rule as the most adherent to the spirit of the Gospel and to the apostolic life in its simplicity. Prayer and work, life centered on the praise of God in the celebration of Mass and the Divine Office; work at the service of the Church carried out in the context of the religious house in the humility and joy of a truly fraternal life.


A partire da venerdì 6 agosto 2021 e fino a nuova disposizione, l’accesso alle catacombe di Priscilla sarà consentito esclusivamente ai soggetti muniti di una Certificazione verde Covid-19 (Green Pass o certificazioni equivalenti) e carta di identità.
Questa disposizione non si applica ai bambini di età inferiore ai 12 anni.

Starting from Friday 6 August 2021 and until further notice, access to the Priscilla catacombs will be allowed only to those with a Covid-19 Green Certification (Green Pass or equivalent certifications) and identity card.
This provision does not apply to children under the age of 12.