Welcome to the Website of the Royal Seminary School of the Corpus Christi, fondly known as ´The Patriarch´, designated a National Historic-Artistic monument in 1962 and Heritage of Cultural Interest in 2007.
Juan de Ribera was a bishop fully committed to the ideal of the reformation of the Church according to the precepts of Trent. He was born in Seville in 1532, studied Humanities and Theology at the University of Salamanca; in 1562 he was appointed bishop of Badajoz, Patriarch of Antioch in 1568 and soon archbishop of Valencia.
This Royal Seminary School, well-known among the Valencian people as ´The Patriarch´, has as its main aim the training of novice priests following the spirit and wills of the Council of Trent precisely laid down in the Constitutions by its founder. It is, therefore, an example and a paradigm of the Counter-reformation in Valencia.