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The General Archives of the Society of the Sacred Heart (AGSSC) is located on the grounds of the house of the Society known as the “Villa Lante” on the edge of the Trastevere neighborhood. It is housed on the ground floor of one wing of the larger building and is the archives of the central government of the worldwide Society of the Sacred Heart, founded in 1800.

Many written, audio-visual documents and artifacts produced by our congregation, from its foundation in 1800 until the present day, are kept there.

Services and Schedule

Daily Schedule

The Archives are open to researchers, from Monday to Friday, by appointment.
In compliance with Italian law, the public is required to wear a face mask.


The general rule is that each year, at their first visit to the General Archives, the researcher is asked to register and provide a proof of identity and a letter of recommendation. Every day, the researcher must sign the register when entering and leaving the archives. Those using archival material must have the competence to read the documents provided. Staff will provide only limited assistance.

Access to the records is regulated by the existing policy of the Society of the Sacred Heart, in accordance with GDPR regulations and standard archival practices.

Contact Details

Postal address:
   Società del Sacro Cuore
   Archivio Generale
   Via San Francesco di Sales, 18
   00165 Rome Italy
(39) 06.688.08.506
Federica Palumbo - Archivist
Alice Usai - Archivist
Sara Giannetti - Assistant archivist

For your information, no relics are available from the General Archives.