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Thursday 22 November 2012
by  Ronald Witherup

A Sulpician on the Pontifical Biblical Commission

Forty years ago, in 1972, Pope Paul VI appointed Sulpician Father Raymond E. BROWN as the sole American on the Pontifical Biblical Commission for a first term, which lasted until 1978. He was later appointed by Blessed Pope John Paul II to a second term in 1996, serving until his untimely (...)

Thursday 18 October 2012
by  Ronald Witherup

Blessed Agnès de Langeac

On October 19 each year the Sulpicians rejoice with the Dominican Sisters of Langeac (France) in celebrating the memorial of Blessed Agnès de Jésus who was instrumental in fostering the priestly vocation of Sulpician founder, M. Jean-Jacques OLIER. (Click here for that story.)
Born on 17 (...)

Thursday 11 October 2012
by  Ronald Witherup

Sulpicians at Vatican Council II

As of today, 11 October 2012, the three-year anniversary of Vatican Council II has begun. In France, it is also a memorial for Blessed John XXIII.
The council has been labeled by the historian John O’Malley, S.J. “the biggest meeting in the history of the world.” We Sulpicians rejoice in the (...)

Wednesday 30 May 2012
by  Ronald Witherup

Feast of the Visitation

Although the Feast of the Visitation (May 31) is not given special emphasis in the Sulpician liturgical calendar, it is nevertheless a celebration consonant with the ideals of founder of the Sulpician, Father Jean-Jacques OLIER.
This feast is rooted in the biblical account narrated in Luke’s (...)

Friday 27 April 2012
by  Ronald Witherup

St Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort

April 28 holds another special place on the Sulpician liturgical. It is the feast day of a famous priest-preacher, St Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, who attended the newly established “Little Seminary of Saint Sulpice” in Paris. De Montfort’s Birthplace
Born in the village of (...)