The Basilica of San Silvestro in Capite is a beautiful 8th Century Catholic church in the historical centre of Rome under the pastoral care of the Mother of Divine Love ("Irish") Province of the Pallottine Priests and Brothers (Society of the Catholic Apostolate), itself a member community of the Pallottine Family, the Union of Catholic Apostolate. The Society was founded by Saint Vincent Pallotti as part of this wider Pallottine Family, which aims to help all people to discover and live out fully their particular call to be Apostles of Christ, equal partners in the great adventure of building up the Kingdom of God together.
The basilica is officially the church for people of the English language in the Diocese of Rome - both residents and visitors.
It is a living church which breathes an atmosphere of prayer: the prayer and chanting over many centuries of the religious communities which lived here; prayer inspired by the sacred art and sacred relics which enrich the church and help to lift the heart and mind to God and to the Saints; prayer rooted in the Eucharistic presence of Christ and nourished by the prayers of so many people who continue to come each day to open their hearts in moments of silence, in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, in spiritual guidance, during Mass and in Eucharistic Adoration.
We desire, together with those who worship and visit here, to create a vibrant Christian community where all feel welcome and enabled to grow in love for God and love and service of one another and of the wider Church and world.
We look forward to hearing from you or to meeting you in person.