Fr. Vincent D. Bui, P.S.S., who escaped the Communists in Vietnam on Easter Sunday in 1981, died June 9, 2020, after contracting COVID-19 while visiting San Jose, CA.
Fr. Mattingly, age 97 and 72 years a priest, died June 8, 2020, at Villa Olier in Catonsville, MD. He was the oldest Sulpician in the US province at the time of his death.
Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney – an alumnus of St. Mary’s Seminary class of 1877 who in 1888 founded the Knights of Columbus – will be formally elevated to “Blessed” following Pope Francis’ decree this week recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Father McGivney. The Beatification Mass, soon to be announced, will take place in Father McGivney’s home state of Connecticut. Beatification is the final step before sainthood.
Very Rev. John C. Kemper, P.S.S., surrounded by family and friends, died on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at Villa Olier following a lengthy illness.
Last spring, the members of the U.S. Province gathered for a week of spiritual renewal, ongoing education, and provincial business at the Archbishop Brunett Center along Puget Sound in Federal Way, Washington, from May 25 to 30.
Renovation and Blessing
Theological College now offers separate accommodations in its Providence Hall annex for eight student priests, who will enjoy the support and privileges of the seminary community while living in the renovated residence.
We “Sulpician Fathers” have an uncommon name and a unique mission: the initial and ongoing formation of diocesan priests. In 1641, our founder, Fr. Jean-Jacques Olier, was the pastor of the Church of Saint Sulpice. He founded a community of diocesan priests in Paris specifically to prepare diocesan seminarians for the Roman Catholic priesthood. We Sulpicians have been dedicated to the work of forming priests after the heart of Jesus the Good Shepherd ever since.
Sulpicians came to the United States in 1791, arriving first in Baltimore. Since then, we have dedicated ourselves to assisting bishops by providing seminary education and ongoing formation for seminarians and our fellow priests.
■ Serve 57 Arch/dioceses and 19 International Arch/dioceses (11 of which are Zambian)
■ Staff an additional 5 seminaries (U.S. & Zambia)
■ Are responsible for a Baltimore parish of 800 families
■ Coordinate and facilitate the Biennial Institute for Seminary Formators
■ Operate three Sulpician seminaries with a total enrollment of 324
■ Founded by Fr. Jean-Jacques Olier
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Our Lady Seat of Wisdom, the work of French sculptor Henri Bouriche (1826–1906). This statue is closely identified with the Sulpicians in the United States and may be ordered through this link..