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Sunday 2 April 2017
by  Ronald Witherup

Death of M. Jean-Jacques OLIER

April 2, 2017 is the 360th anniversary of the death of Father Jean-Jacques OLIER, founder of the Society of the Priests of Saint Sulpice (Sulpicians), and remarkable mystic and reformer from the seventeenth century. This year also commemorates the 375th anniversary of the arrival of Father (...)

Friday 3 March 2017
by  Ronald Witherup

New Book on Madeleine Delbrêl

A Sulpician, Father Bernard PITAUD, has just published in French another book on one of his preferred topics, Madeleine Delbrêl (1904-1964), the French author, poet, and mystic, whose cause for sainthood is underway. The title is Madeleine Delbrêl, des rencontres décisives, Bruyères-le-Châtel, (...)

Wednesday 25 January 2017
by  Ronald Witherup

Acclaimed Paintings at Saint Sulpice Restored

After lengthy time of cleaning and restoration, three famous paintings from the great nineteenth-century French artist Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863) are again available for public viewing at the Church of Saint Sulpice in the 6th arrondissement of Paris.
The three paintings in the chapel just to (...)

Wednesday 21 September 2016
by  Ronald Witherup

Sulpician Reflection on Celibacy

The year 2016 marks the tenth anniversary of the publication of a document by the Society of the Priests of Saint Sulpice, “For the Sake of the Kingdom: A Sulpician Approach to Formation in Priestly Celibacy” (2006). The document was the result of an international meeting of the four Councils of (...)

Friday 3 June 2016
by  Ronald Witherup

Oldest Bishop in the World

The oldest Roman Catholic bishop in the world is Archbishop Peter Leo GERETY, Archbishop Emeritus of Newark (New Jersey, USA). Next month (19 July 2016) he will celebrate his 104th birthday!
In addition, this month (June) he celebrates a rare 50th anniversary as a bishop, and his 77th (...)

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