legendary founding in 753 BCE to 330 CE, when it ceased to be the center of Imperial
authority, Rome set the standard and laid the foundation for our modern Western
civilization. Rome civilized the world, and we see the need for that divine mission to
Founded 2,750 years after the Eternal City itself, California Provincia seeks to bring back those
golden years. But where our ancestors imposed their will through the sword and the
Legions, we intend the same result through the spread of knowledge and through our own
The centerpiece of the activities of California Provincia is the Religio Romana; the ancient faith of the people of
Rome. Both the household religion and the so-called State religion are vital to the
Religio Romana, and both are represented in the practices of California Provincia.
Also important is the Via Romana; a general revival
of Roman culture, arts, and most especially what are known as the Roman Virtues. These Virtues are what gave a small city
on the banks of the Tiber the moral and practical strength to govern much of the world,
and are most sorely lacking in our society today. By promoting Roman culture, we are in
effect promoting nothing less than the revitalization of Western society. By practicing
Roman crafts and arts, we more fully understand our own Western roots.
Both exemplifying and defending the piety and virtues of the Roman people are the legions, who also serve as representatives of Rome to distant peoples.