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of the Principality of Seborga

Deed of donation
From Count Guidone di Ventimiglia to the Monks of Lerino
Statutes and regulations
Drafting of the statutes and regulations of the Abbey of Seborga
Il Luigino (petit Louis)
Authorisation of the King of France Louis XIV to mint the Luigino, the first official coin of the Principality.
Alienation to the Savoy
January 30, 1729, alienation of the principality to the Savoy family.
Organization of the Principality of Seborga
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From 1730 to 1945

From 1946 until today

Abbot settlement

On Saturday, December 28th, in the ``mystical setting of Seborga`` - the ancient Cistercian monastic principality, today located in the province of Imperia - the ceremony of appointment and installation of Father Mitrate of the Monastic Order of Seborga, Father Giovanni Luca de Lucia, took place.

Organization of the Principality of Seborga

Monastic Order

Council of the Crown

Council of the Departments

Monastic Order

Council of the Crown

Council of the Departments

Dear citizens...

I hereby announce to you that on 1 November 2019 the Monastic Order of Seborga was established within the Polish National Catholic Church of the Principality of Monaco in order to reconstitute, as it was originally, the former Abbey Principality of Seborga...

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Constitution Monastic Order of Seborga 29-09-2019

Why support the Monastic Order?

The Monastic Order of Seborga is a religious organisation within the Polish National Catholic Church in Monaco (Principality) in a spirit of ecumenical communion with the Chiesa Autonoma Ortodossa Italiana.
Supporting our religious organization allows us to foster dialogue among all Christians of the world so that they may be united in Christ.
Gathered together in Seborga, the first cistening state of Humanity, destination of many Knights, including Saint Bernard of Clairvaux and Saint John of Matha, we wish to rediscover this message of fraternal love which was taught by Christ Our Lord.
Join us and profess faith in Christ in the service and for the betterment of humanity for the preservation of our beloved planet.

Why become a monk?

Being a monk in today’s world means sharing a unique experience of living together with other brothers, but it does not oblige you to live in chastity and community.
Most of our monks are “converse”, that is, they live with their families, but they share a common life path with other brothers.
They dedicate the time they have available to volunteer with other confreres in the service of the monastic Order and its spiritual guide, Abbot Mitrate Prince of Seborga, in order to build a place of common life with full respect for Mother Earth and according to the principle of fraternal love transmitted by Jesus Christ.
If you wish to have more information, contact us and we will send you the application form to become a novice. If you want to continue on this path of true brotherly love, you can become a monk and brother of the Abbey of Seborga.

Why become a lay volunteer?

To be a lay volunteer of the Monastic Order of Seborga is to be at the disposal of the monks and their Abbot Mitrate and Prince of Seborga to support the work of ecumenical dialogue between all the Christians of the Way and to help in the work of reconstructing the former abbey state of Seborga.
You can make yourself available for community service and dedicate your free time to a specific task according to your professional and cultural abilities.
Put your life at the service of your neighbour and you will rediscover the fraternal love you have always sought in yourself.
Join us and become a lay volunteer of the Orcine Monastico de Seborga.

Primary objectives of the Abbey

Jube domine benedicere, Dominus sit in corde meo, Et in labiis meis, Ut digne et competenter, Annuntiem evangelium

UN Recognition

His Most Reverend Highness, Monsignor Giovanni Luca de Lucia, Prince-Abbate of Seborga publicly subscribes to the Charter of the United Nations signed on 26 June 1945 in San Francisco and confirms full compliance with its articles in order to request the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, to accept the Abbatial Principality of Seborga as a new member country.

Italian Autonomy

On 4 November 2020, His Most Reverend Highness, Monsignor Giovanni Luca de Lucia, Prince-Abbate of Seborga, sent an official request for recognition of the Abbey Principality of Seborga, today a sovereign enclave without territorial possession, to the President of the Council of Ministers, Prof. Giuseppe Conte, with a view to defining a bilateral agreement to obtain special Autonomy of the lands that coincide with the Municipality of Seborga, as provided for in Article 5 of the Italian Constitution.

Eco State

At the request of His Most Reverend Highness, His Eminence Monsignor Giovanni Luca de Lucia, Prince-Abate of Seborga, the Council of Dicasteries has drawn up an official document to protect the environment and human life.
This official document will be published in the near future in order to involve all those who wish to actively participate in the public initiatives that will be promoted by the Prime Minister and the Councillors of the relevant Dicasteries.

Events 2023

Events in preparation by the association La Vela Bianca dell'Antico Principato di Seborga

The association La Vela Bianca dell’Antico Principato di Seborga, will make the programme public in spring 2023. as soon as the restrictive regulations in force can define the summer programme.
With the hope of meeting you again, we invite you to follow our Facebook page.
See you soon!

Get in touch

Via Maccario, 1
18012 Seborga (IM)

Phone: +39 0184.716 981