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The Institute of St. Philip Neri opens a seminary in Berlin

Founded in Berlin in 2003, the Institute of St. Philip Neri is a community of Catholic priests in the tradition of the Congregation of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri. The Institute was canonically erected as a society of pontifical right in 2004 by the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, with use of the liturgical books in force in 1962. On November 1, the Institute established a seminary in the form of a studium which was given the name Baronius-Akademie. Father Jatzkowski is the rector. There are currently two seminarians, but it has the capacity to accommodate up to 25 students, including auditors.

[See also: Riposte Catholique, in French]


  1. Directly or indirectly, the mustard seed of Econe has grown into a flourishing tree.

  2. This is totally fantastic and wonderful news. God bless all who are involved and the seminarians and students attending.

  3. Francesco9:08 AM

    Gott sei Dank!

  4. My question is as to why the Institute is not an Oratory. There is probably a history here.


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