St. Patrick's English-Language Library 


For over sixty years, the Santa Susanna English-Language Lending Library has been a part of the life of the city of Rome. This library was created as a ministry of the American parish of Santa Susanna staffed by the Paulist Fathers and most importantly has continued to exist because of the generous service of volunteers, as well as the donations of books, new and used, from members.  St. Patricks’s English-Language Library is located in Tara Hall below  St. Patrick's Church (San Patrizio), Via Boncompagni, N. 31, near the corner of Via Boncompagni and Via Piemonte near the US Embassy and the Via Veneto. Our NEW regular hours are:  Sundays 10 AM to 12:30 PM, Tuesdays 11 AM -2 PM, Wednesdays 3-6 PM, and Thursdays 11 AM -3.30 PM.    So consider:  becoming a member!  Becoming a Library Volunteer!   And look for our three times a year English-Language Used Book Sale. There are always fantastic bargains for books, DVDs, CDs and more at great prices - plan to visit more than once as inventory changes often as new donations come in! For more information, please stop by during our open hours, call us at 327.296.0536 or contact us at . Please think about joining our library and read that one book that could possibly change your life!!  



 Funding for utilities, staff, cleaning, insurance, supplies all come from the membership subscriptions. The library has memberships for three months (27.50 euros), six months (35 euros) or twelve months (45 euros),  with an additional but returnable deposit of 40 euros.  All memberships allow an eight (8) book limit for a four (4) week borrowing period (with no renewals). Subjects include a large section on Italy, biographies, romances, mysteries and thrillers. Also, the library hosts used book sales four times a year. This is a great chance to obtain some wonderful books that help the library pay its bills and running costs.

Please know that the entrance to the library is on the right side of the Church (under the sign "Tara Hall" with only six steps down into the library.)  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer,  please contact one of our volunteers at the Library during hours (392.332.5383) or by email. You can also reach the library through the St. Patrick's Office Number:  06.8881.8727.   Please click here for Map and Directions to St. Patrick's Church (San Patrizio).  

Mass Times and Directions

Masses in English with the American Community are now permanently at the Church of St. Patrick (Chiesa di S. Patrizio a Villa Ludovisi), Via Boncompagni 31. Click here for our New Mass schedule at St.Patrick's. For Holy Days and special Liturgies (including our Christmas/New Year's Schedule), see also special Mass times.

Papal Audiences

On most Wednesdays throughout the year, Pope Francis holds a public audience in St. Peter's Square in front of St. Peter's Basilica. To request tickets to the Wednesday Papal Audience, please click here .


To make donations to St. Patrick's American Community in Rome, you can click on the secure PayPal/Credit card "DONATE" link below. If you need a tax credit letter, it is best not to use PayPal "DONATE", but make your donations by checks made out to “Paulist Fathers”, a US entity, and Fr. Greg can issue a letter for your taxes. You can mail this check or you can give US dollars in person. We hope this inconvenience won't discourage you from donating to the St. Patrick's American Community as we are much in need of your support.

As Romans Do


We hope that the 2019-2020 edition of As Romans Do will be ready by November 2019.  Please be patient with us until its publication is announced. Click for more info!

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