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Thursday 15 March 2012
by  Ronald Witherup

John Baptist Hogan, pss (1829-1901)

Bernard Montagnes, O.P. , in his biography of Dominican Father Marie-Joseph LAGRANGE underlines just how much the last year in seminary formation at the Seminary of Saint Sulpice influenced the exegetical vocation of the future founder of the famous Ecole Biblique in Jerusalem. He, among (...)

Wednesday 22 February 2012
by  Ronald Witherup

Louis Tronson (1622 – 1700)

(Article by Father David GILBERT.** Translated by Ronald D. WITHERUP, pss)
February 26 marks the anniversary of the death of M. Louis TRONSON, third superior general of the Society of the Priests of Saint Sulpice. The following “invited” article is offered in homage to this great spiritual (...)

Tuesday 24 January 2012
by  Ronald Witherup

Father Jacques-André EMERY, pss (1732-1811)

Earlier in 2011, this website posted a short article on the bicentennial of the death of a remarkable Superior General of the Society of Saint Sulpice, Father Jacques-André EMERY (1732-1811). Sulpicians consider Emery a “second founder” of the Society, as he found the ways to save the Society in (...)

Friday 13 January 2012
by  Ronald Witherup

Sulpician Cardinals Through History

Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement on the Feast of the Epiphany of an upcoming consistory to create twenty-two new cardinals provides a convenient backdrop for some Sulpician history.
Throughout its 370 years of existence, some people have remarked that the Society of Saint Sulpice’s influence (...)

Saturday 3 December 2011
by  Ronald Witherup

J.-J. Olier Writings Published

One would probably not expect to find that a young Italian woman is one of the most enthusiastic promoters of the spiritual writings of Father Jean-Jacques OLIER, but that is indeed the case.
Ms. Mariel MAZZOCCO, with the permission of the Society of Saint Sulpice, has recently published three (...)