Fr. John Kselman Celebrates his 80th Birthday

Fr. John Kselman, P.S.S., celebrated his 80th birthday on February 16, 2020, at Villa Olier. John was joined by his confreres at the Villa, members of the Provincial Administration, his brother Tom Kselman, his nephew and wife, Joseph and Cristeen Kselman, along with...

Fr. Mattingly Turns 97

Fr. John Mattingly, PSS, celebrated his 97th birthday on Jan. 19 with family and confreres at Villa Olier. Fr. Mattingly enjoyed the day and the host of visitors. He is the oldest Sulpician in the Province. Fr. John Mattingly celebrated his 97th birthday surrounded by...

Fr. Reitz Celebrates 90th Birthday

From left to right: Most Rev. William F. Medley (Bishop of Owensboro, Kentucky), Fr. Reitz, and Rick Vessels. Fr. Louis M. (Lou) Reitz, PSS, celebrated his 90th birthday On November 9, 2019,with family and confreres at Villa Olier. Fr. Reitz enjoyed the day and the...

Sulpicians and Slavery

“The Sulpicians & Slavery,” A Lecture by Thomas R. Ulshafer, PSS Fr. Thomas R. Ulshafer, PSS, shared the results of his research into the intertwined history of the Sulpicians and slavery in the early United States at an afternoon of lecture and discussion held...

Obituary: Fr. James W. Lothamer, PSS

Fr. James W. Lothamer, PSS November 9. 1942 – November 1, 2019 Like the utility fielder who plays multiple positions on the baseball field, Fr. Jim Lothamer, PSS was our “utility Sulpician.”  His ministry with the Province has had him play teacher, administrator,...

Obituary: Fr. Edward J. Frazer, PSS

Fr. Edward Joseph Frazer, PSS February 20, 1935 – August 4, 2019 “Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.” (Hebrews 13:7)  This quote, from the Letter to the Hebrews, is a fitting...