News from the U.S. Province

Priestly Wellness and Happiness

Priestly Wellness and Happiness in a Time of Crisis Msgr. Stephen Rossetti This past October 6, at the Alumni Day address at Theological College, The National Seminary of the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., Msgr. Stephen Rossetti presented some of the results of his recent survey of over 1,500 priests from across the USA on their health and happiness in the wake of the child...

Indwelling: Creative Writing Serving Pastors

Being a minister of God’s Word requires more than an academic knowledge of theology. A minister of the Word must be able to recognize and communicate the many ways in which God reveals himself. This wider perspective on God’s revelation has led the seminarians at St. Mary’s to engage the arts as a way of broadening their perspective on God. The fruit of this engagement with the arts is now being...

Theological College Celebrates Sulpician Heritage

In the “new seminarian” introduction to the Sulpician tradition, we learned about the great figures of Jean-Jacques Olier, St. Vincent de Paul, Charles de Condren, and others. I had already heard of Blessed Agnes of Jesus, OP (also known as Blessed Agnes of Langeac), in connection to these venerable priests, but I did not know much about who she was or the vital role she played in the formation...

Seminary Bell Rings Out Again

Life at St. Mary’s Seminary & University was dictated by the tolling of the seminary’s bell. Originally, the seminary was located at 600 N. Paca Street in downtown Baltimore, where it was established as the first Roman Catholic Seminary in the United States in 1791. The bell rang to begin the day and for all forms of a seminarian’s sustenance—spiritual sustenance as it called him to Mass,...

Assumption Seminary Celebrates Diversity

Assumption Seminary in San Antonio, Texas, kicked off the month of February with its yearly Multicultural Celebration. The seminary community came together around a meal and other festive activities to celebrate the beauty of diversity found in the seminary. In a community of over sixty members coming from different parts of the world, differences could be a cause of aggravation or joy. We...

St. Kizito House of Formation Expands

St. Kizito House of Formation for philosophy students belongs to the diocese of Gaborone in Botswana. It is situated in Lusaka, Zambia, adjacent to the campus of St. Bonaventure College. In 2019, the diocese invited the Sulpicians to take charge of it. The house was originally a family residence. Its operational style reflected its architectural design as the house operated more like a family...

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,...