U.S. Province News Archive

Obituary: Vincent. D. Bui, P.S.S.

Vincent D. Bui, P.S.S June 25, 1961 – June 9, 2020 “The Lord had said to Abram, ‘Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you’ ” (Gen 12:1). With Fr. Vince Bui, it is as though he heard a call like that of Abram when he...

Obituary: John F. Mattingly, PSS

John F. Mattingly, P.S.S. January 19, 1923 – June 8, 2020 “As for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you will be buried at a good old age.” (Gen 15:15). These words which Yahweh spoke to Abram could well be spoken to Fr. Mattingly, who enjoyed the benefits of...

Father Michael J. McGivney to be Beatified

St. Mary’s Seminary & University Alumnus Father Michael J. McGivney to be Beatified by Pope FrancisFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 1, 2020 Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney – an alumnus of St. Mary’s Seminary class of 1877 who in 1888 founded the Knights of...

Very Rev. John C. Kemper, P.S.S. Resigns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2020 Very Rev. John C. Kemper, P.S.S. resigns as Provincial Superior of the Society of St. Sulpice, Province of the United States Baltimore, MD – On April 24, 2020, Very Rev. John C. Kemper, P.S.S. submitted his resignation for health...

Fr. David Thayer interviewed on Catholic Baltimore

Fr. David Thayer, P.S.S., senior researcher on the French School in the Sulpician Tradition, was interviewed for the Catholic Baltimore radio program that aired on March 29, 2020. Mr. George Matysek, Digital Editor for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, was the host.  The...

Fr. John E. McMurry Celebrates 89th Birthday

Fr. John E. McMurry, P.S.S., celebrated his 89th birthday on March 19, 2020, at Villa Olier with his confreres. Fr. McMurry was thankful for the celebration and for his delicious birthday cake. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there were no family or friends present for...

Obituary: Richard Brian MacDonough, P.S.S.

RICHARD BRIAN MacDONOUGH, P.S.S. February 26, 1935 – March 10, 2020 Born February 26, 1935, and raised in Brewer, ME, Fr. MacDonough was one of three children of John and Flavilla (nee Goody) MacDonough. He is survived by his brother, John, and sister, Jane. Fr....

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...