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Historical Archives

Historical Archives of the Union “St. Catherine of Siena” of the School Missionaries (ASMS) consist of about 505 files of documentation (1889-1976) relating up to its Foundress Luigia Tincani (correspondence, personal documents and documents concerning her teaching activities) and up to the foundation of the Union (Acts of governance, Minutes of Council meetings and correspondence), to foundation of houses (Gubbio, Rome, Bologna, Florence and Palermo in Italy, houses in Pakistan and in India) and to cultural initiatives in US, France, Egypt, Spain. They include:
  • collection of Carlo Tincani (Luigia Tincani's father, professor in Greek and Latin, Superintendent of Schools in Cuneo, Bologna, Modena and Messina), consisting of approximately 40 folders (1870-1940) of correspondence and materials related to his studies and publications. The Archive is enriched by a library of approximately 2000 volumes (some of them with dedications and annotations) that belonged to Carlo Tincani;
  • collection of Ludovico Fanfani OP, co-founder of School Missionaries, consisting of approximately 30 folders of correspondence (1912-1955), notes and work materials.

The Historical Archives of School Missionaries preserve, moreover, around 10 folders of copies of documents from numerous Vatican Archives, Vatican Dicasteries, Religious entities, Religious Congregations and other Institutions.

The Historical Archives of School Missionaries were declared as “of particular historical importance” by the Archival Superintendence of Lazio, on Dec. 23, 2004.

They are at the Generalate House (Via Appia Antica, 226 - Rome).


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Union “St. Catherine of Siena” of School Missionaries is a Dominican Religious Congregation.
We are called to accompany our contemporaries along their path with study and prayer and to seek along with them Gospel’s answers to the questions of our complex, multicultural society.
We want to live therefore coherently a Christianity of frontiers and be yeast and salt of the least visibility yet cause to leaven and give flavor.