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Term to Begin July 2019

From February 25 to March 5, 2019 the French Province of Sulpicians held a Provincial Assembly at Le Grand Séminaire d’Issy-les-Moulineaux. A Provincial Assembly (equivalent to a “chapter” in religious orders) is the highest authority in the Province and is held only once every six years. This year seventeen delegates from around the world participated in the Assembly.

From July 20 to 25, 2017, the Center for Continuing Formation at St. Mary’s Seminary & University hosted a meeting of the international leadership of the Society of the Priests of Saint Sulpice. Twenty Sulpicians from around the world attended the meeting, including the three Provincial Councils of France, Canada, and the United States, and the General Council, each of which has five members.

The Society of the Priest of Saint Sulpice is proud to announce the publication of a new, critical biography of Father Jean-Jacques OLIER, founder of the Sulpicians. Written by a renowned expert in spirituality, Father Bernard Pitaud, PSS, this biography is the result of extensive research in the Memoirs of Father Olier and related materials from the seventeenth century. The book is titled, Jean-Jacques Olier (1608-1657) and is published by Lessius in Belgium.

375th anniversary of the founding of the Society of Saint Sulpice

On 22 January 2017 the parish of Saint Sulpice in the heart of downtown Paris inaugurated the “Year of Olier,” a year-long celebration of the 375th anniversary of the founding of the Society of the Priests of Saint Sulpice at the parish that bears this name.

Hue, Vietnam

From July 25-27, 2016 the first-ever “regional meeting” of Sulpicians was held for a group of Sulpicians who live and work in Asia. Nearly thirty Sulpicians from Vietnam, Japan, and China gathered at the Sulpician Major Seminary of Hue for the three-day meeting, which was sponsored by the Generalate of the Society of the Priests of Saint Sulpice.