Regina Apostolorum Legacy

Regina Apostolorum Legacy

Every year, we welcome an average of 1,200 students to our Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum. They are talented young men and women who are eager to grow in wisdom, strengthen their spiritual lives and prepare themselves to be servant leaders in contemporary society.

With our Pontifical heritage and dedicated professors, we aim to stand in the vanguard of faith and culture and relentlessly promote a Catholic worldview of the human person and culture.


The Pontifical Scholarship fund arises from the desire and need to attract and support students characterized by both academic excellence and a proven commitment to the evangelization of culture.

This fund will be able to support the formation engaged in the evangelization and formation of culture. Evangelizing culture is not only our mission but the Church’s mission because “a faith that does not become culture is a faith not fully accepted, not entirely thought out, not faithfully lived” (St. John Paul II).

In our epoch the words of Paul VI are timeless: “the split between the Gospel and culture is without a doubt the drama of our time, just as it was of other times” (Evangelii Nuntiandi, 20). The apostles and Christian leaders who are formed at the Regina Apostolorum are accompanied in this mission by the efforts of our benefactors who will allow us to offer them a scholarship to continue preparing to better to respond as credible witnesses of the Gospel and integral human development.

“A commitment to peace, justice, human rights and human promotion is also a witness to the Gospel when it is a sign of concern for persons and is directed toward integral human development” (Redemptoris Missio, 42).

Pontifical Scholarships: € 300,000



This scholarship fund was created thanks to the generosity of several donors who are particularly concerned about the preparation of seminarians and who have understood that one of the Church’s most important tasks is certainly the formation of those who are to animate the Christian community of the faithful, priests.

The Sacred Heart Scholarship Fund is intended for religious of the Legionaries of Christ in formation prior to ordination and who study at our Pontifical Athenaeum. These scholarships are available for selected students who are distinguished by their continuous evangelization of culture, especially through social networks as influencers or through their own publications, sharing the Love of Christ with the world.

Donors contributing to this fund firmly believe that the vocation “is a gift of God’s grace and never a human right, and that ‘priestly life can never be considered as a simply human affair, nor the mission of the minister as a simply personal project’. Any claim or presumption on the part of those called is thus radically excluded. Their entire
heart and spirit should be filled with an astonished and deeply felt gratitude, an unwavering trust and hope, because those who have been called know that they are rooted not in their own strength but in the unconditional faithfulness of God who calls” (John Paul II, Pastores Dabo Vobis).

Furthermore, those who support are convinced that faith is a gift that is communicated through the community.
That community is a gift of God and makes use of his gifts to transmit the Gospel by communicating the beauty and the good of the kingdom of heaven already here on earth. In this time when we are used to finding an impersonal app for everything, we need personal witnesses to show us that “the salvation that God offers us is an invitation to be part of a love story strictly connected with our personal stories” (Pope Francis). “Candidates for the priesthood should prepare themselves very conscientiously to welcome God’s gift and put it into practice, knowing that the Church and the world have an absolute need of them. They should deepen their love for Christ the Good Shepherd, pattern their hearts on his, be ready to go out as his image into the highways of the world to proclaim to all mankind Christ the way, the truth and the life” (John Paul II, Pastores dabo Vobis).

Sacred Heart Scholarship: € 200,000



This fund intended for students who would like to continue their studies at our Pontifical Athenaeum, but due to
the numerous economic difficulties, they cannot afford to continue.

During 2018 Regina Apostolorum alumni and professionals began an initiative of special interest – the Tour2France cycling tour for charity, which set out from St Peter’s Square ending after eight days at the Sanctuary of our Lady of Lourdes in France.

The Tour2France initiative was a desire of a team of alumni to combine two passions: cycling and charity for needy students. After the first two successful years, the third edition of the Tour2France was particularly memorable. In addition to underlining the importance of magnanimity for a society in the midst of COVID-19, the tour took
on the form of the Good Samaritan, striving to help the needy left at the side of the road. The Vatican´s Pontifical Council for Culture´s patronage of this third edition added yet another Good Samaritan.

Thus the “Good Samaritan Scholarship Fund” was born. If you feel drawn or called to join the ranks of Good Samaritans, we invite you to respond generously. Pope Francis speaking on this parable of the Good Samaritan, reminds us that “the parable eloquently presents the basic decision we need to make in order to rebuild our wounded world. In the face of so much pain and suffering, our only course is to imitate the Good Samaritan. … All of us have a responsibility for the wounded, those of our own people and all the peoples of the earth. Let us care for the needs of every man and woman, young and old, with the same fraternal spirit of care and closeness that marked the Good
Samaritan.” (Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti)

Good samaritan scholarship: € 200,000


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