News from the U.S. Province

St. Kizito House of Formation

Cornelius Hankomoone, PSSFormation FacultySt. Kizito is a house of formation for philosophy students belonging to the diocese of Gaborone in Botswana, but situated in Lusaka, Zambia. It is solely owned by the diocese of Gaborone. Though Botswana is a relatively wealthy country, the Catholic Church has not had the privilege of establishing its own seminary. All its local clergy were trained...

Kachebere Continues Improvements

In February 2018, the Sulpician Fathers arrived at St. Anthony’s Kachebere Major Seminary, Mchinji, central Malawi to assume responsibility for the administration of the seminary, the priestly formation program of its seminarians and the philosophy curricula of Kachebere’s historic seminary. They were later joined by Ms. Mary Furlong, a lay woman from the United States, and Sulpician Fr. Julien...

Assumption Celebrates Year of St. Joseph

Fr. Rene Lopez, PSS, STLVice Rector, Assumption SeminaryTo celebrate the 150th year of the declaration of St. Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, Pope Francis issued the Apostolic Letter With a Father’s Heart and proclaimed a Year of St. Joseph. Both acts of the Holy Father were happily received at Assumption Seminary in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. The Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse...

Phase 2 Renovations at St. Mary’s

In mid-March, St. Mary’s Seminary & University celebrated the completion of Phase 2 of its extensive 21st century renovation project with a prayer service and blessing of the new residences by its rector, Fr. Phillip J. Brown, PSS. Completion of Phase 2 included enlarged rooms, ensuite, for seminarians, as well as new faculty suites (modernizing the historic 1929 building). This strategic...

Fr. Dominic Ciriaco Installed as Rector at Theological College

Martin J. Burnham, PSSDirector of Discernment & AdmissionThe installation of Fr. Dominic Ciriaco, PSS, as the seventeenth rector of Theological College occurred on October 29, 2020, at Mass in The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception with then-Cardinal-Elect Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington presiding. Concelebrants of the mass included Fr. Daniel Moore, PSS,...

Years of Excellence in Pastoral Formation: 1971-2021

Fr. Mark Knestout (center), the 2019-2020 Recipient of the Rev. Gerald L. Brown, P.S.S., Award for Excellence in Pastoral Ministry Supervision. Left: Fr. Chris Arockiaraj, PSS, Vice-Rector. Right: Fr. Dominic Ciriaco, PSS, Rector.Chris Arockiaraj, PSS, PhDVice-Rector and Coordinator of Pastoral Formation ProgramFollowing the teachings of the Second Vatican Council, Sulpician seminaries...

A Guide to Seminary Formation

A Guide to Seminary FormationUpdate recently spoke with Permanent Deacon Ed McCormack (Archdiocese of Washington), formation faculty member and Coordinator of Intellectual Formation at Theological College, The National Seminary of The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, to learn more about the publication of his recent two-volume work: A Guide to Formation Advising for Seminary...

Meet Acting Provincial Very Rev. Daniel F. Moore

Sulpician Father Daniel F. Moore is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. He is an alumnus of St. Mary’s Seminary & University, Baltimore (1984), and a priest of the Diocese of Memphis. Fr. Moore entered the Society of the Priests of Saint Sulpice on July 1, 2000, after serving 16 years as a diocesan priest—notably as a president/principal of a diocesan high school and middle school, a pastor,...