The Collegio church, the basilica of Sant’Anselmo, was built between 1892 and 1900 on a project by Francesco Vespignani and Abbot Hildebrande de Hemptinne in pure neo-Romanesque style. The three naves are divided by granite columns with Ionic capitals, while the columns supporting the triumphal arch above the altar end with the Corinthian capitals.
The mosaic in the apse represents the jeweled cross between angels and Saints Benedict and Anselm, the work of the German monk Radbodus Commandeur.
Together with the Abbey and the Pontifical University, our church, named after the Benedictine monk and doctor of the Sant’Anselmo Church, is a center of liturgical spirituality and Gregorian chant. Since 1962 it has been the starting point of the penitential procession presided over by the Pope on Ash Wednesday. In 1985 Pope Saint John Paul II established our church as a cardinalate deaconry, now entrusted to Card. Lorenzo Baldisseri.
In our church we can celebrate weddings, anniversaries and Masses in suffrage. For more information: