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Here you are now in the church of Trinità dei Monti. As you may already have noticed, we are situated on a hill that dominates the city of Rome: the Pincio Hill.


At the beginning of the sixteenth century, a Catholic religious community, the Minim friars, were established at this place and began the construction of the church and the convent beside it. The place covers about 4 hectares, where today there is still a convent, but also the Sacré Coeur School, a house of welcome for pilgrims, and a garden.


The Trinità dei Monti complex was willed by King Charles VIII of France, to thank the Mimin friars and particularly their founder, Saint Francis de Paola who, after having accompanied King Louis XI (who died 1483) in the last days of his life, had continued to advise the kings of France for 20 years, until his death in 1507. This gift of the French Crown to the Order of Minims fulfilled a prophecy of Saint Francis de Paola, who on seeing the Pincio Hill on his way to France declared, “Here there will be a convent of Minims”.


After the Minims, the place was entrusted in 1828 to the Ladies of the Sacred Heart (a community of teaching Sisters) who undertook the restoration and reconstruction of the property. In 2006, the place was entrusted to the Monastic Fraternities of Jerusalem, and in 2016, to the Emmanuel Community.


We wish you a good visit!