The Collegium Russicum (Pontificium Collegium Russicum Sanctae Theresiae A Iesu Infante. or Pontifical Russian College of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus) is a Catholic college in Rome dedicated to studies of the culture and spirituality of Russia.
It was founded on August 15, 1929 by Pope Pius XI, who was touched by the large flow of immigrants from Bolshevik Russia and the persecution of Christianity in that country. The money for the college building and its reconstruction was taken from an aggregate of charity donations from faithful all over the world on the occasion of the canonization of St. Thérèse de Lisieux, placing the Russicum under her patronage.
- Walter Ciszek, S.J. (1904-1984) — American priest of the Russian Catholic Church, GULAG survivor, author of, With God in Russia.
- Pietro Leoni (1909-1995) — Italian priest of the Russian Catholic Church, survivor of the GULAG, author of Spio dei Vaticano.
- Blessed Theodore Romzha (1911-1947) — Ruthenian Catholic Church's Bishop of Mukachevo, martyr under Joseph Stalin.
- Egon Sendler, S.J. (1923-2014) — French priest.
- Russicum: Pioneers and Witnesses of the Struggle for Christian Unity in Eastern Europe (review) The Catholic Historical Review - Volume 93, Number 3, July 2007, pp. 694–696
- Official site
- The Russian College in Rome
- Saint Thérèse and the Russian College in Rome
- Greetings of Card. Tarcisio Bertone on the occasion of the Feast of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus at the Russicum Pontifical College (May 15, 2008) in Italian
- La Storia siamo noi video program on the Russicum
- Momenti del rituale greco-bizantino al Pontificio Collegio Russicum
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