About us

Learning and continuous training

The Conservatory Santissima Concezione welcomes female students, researchers, and university professors from all over the world, providing an experience of study and life in encountering diverse languages and cultures, in a spirit of service and collaboration. It offers the opportunity to deepen one's inner life and faith.
Together, they will share spaces and common moments where women of thought and science, capable of expanding the use of reason and facilitating the interaction of different levels of knowledge (scientific, social, human, philosophical, and theological), will come together in ways that are intrinsic to women: hospitality, dialogue, a sense of community, empathy, inner reflection, and compassion.

The property of the Conservatory of the Immaculate Conception belongs to the foundation of the same name, established in 1668 by the noblewoman Livia Vipereschi, whose governing bodies are appointed by the Cardinal Vicar of the Diocese of Rome, in accordance with the statute approved in 1993.

Currently, the historic 17th-century building serves as a university college for the accommodation of young female students, including those enrolled in pontifical universities. It places particular emphasis on those facing economic challenges, with the aim of contributing to their cultural, civic, moral, and religious growth.

To pursue these objectives, two distinct educational entities are hosted, unique to Rome and geared towards young women: the Studium “Evangelii Gaudium” and the "Santa Cecilia" Female Theological College.These entities share the same lifestyle.

Board of Directors

The current Board of Directors is composed of the following members:

- President: Don Rodrigo Paiva dos Reis
- Vice President: Don Riccardo Battocchio, Rector of the Almo Collegio Capranica
- Council Member: Don Pasquale Rombi, Almo Collegio Capranica
- Council Member: Accountant Rossana Zinni
- Secretary Council Member: Dr. Antonio Palummieri

The spiritual assistant, appointed by the Rector of the Almo Collegio Capranica, is Don Paolo Costa.