Society of Priests of Saint Sulpice (P.S.S.)



Also known as: Kongregation der Sulpizianer (Deutsch) / Compagnie des prêtres de Saint-Sulpice (français) / Compagnia dei Sacerdoti di San Sulpizio (Italiano) / Societas Presbyterorum a S. Sulpitio (latine) / 徐比斯會 (正體中文) / 聖スルピス会 (日本語)

Type: Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right (for Men)

Depends on: Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life

Statistics: 30 houses, 267 members (267 priests) (2016)

Address: 6, rue du Regard, 75006 Paris, France


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Superior General:USAFr. Ronald D. Witherup, P.S.S. (67)Fr. Ronald D. Witherup, P.S.S. (67) (2008.07 – ...)
Superior General:USAFr. Lawrence B. Terrien, P.S.S. (1996 – 2008.07)
Superior General:Fr. Raymond Deville, P.S.S. (1984 – 1996)
Superior General:Fr. Constant Bouchaud, P.S.S. (1972 – 1984)
Superior General:Fr. Jean-Baptiste Brunon, P.S.S. (1966 – 1972)
Superior General:Fr. Pierre Girard, P.S.S. (1952 – 1966)
Superior General:Fr. Pierre Boisard, P.S.S. (1945 – 1952)
Superior General:Fr. Hong y Jean Verdier, P.S.S. (1929 – 1940)
Superior General:Fr. Henri Garriguet, P.S.S. (1904 – 1929)
Superior General:Fr. Jules-Joseph Lebas, P.S.S. (1901 – 1904)
Superior General:Fr. Arthur Captier, P.S.S. (1894 – 1901)
Superior General:Fr. Henri-Joseph Icard, P.S.S. (1875 – 1893)
Superior General:Fr. Michel Caval, P.S.S. (1864 – 1875)
Superior General:Fr. Joseph Carriere, P.S.S. (1850 – 1864)
Superior General:Fr. Louis de Courson, P.S.S. (1845 – 1850)
Superior General:Fr. Antoine Garnier, P.S.S. (1826 – 1845)
Superior General:Fr. Antoine du Pouget Duclaux, P.S.S. (1814 – 1826)
Superior General:Fr. Jacques-André Emery, P.S.S. (1782 – 1811)
Superior General:Fr. Pierre Le Gallic, P.S.S. (1777 – 1782)
Superior General:Fr. Claude Bourachot, P.S.S. (1770 – 1777)
Superior General:Fr. Jean Cousturier, P.S.S. (1731 – 1770)
Superior General:Fr. Charles Maurice Le Peletier, P.S.S. (1725 – 1731)
Superior General:Fr. François Leschassier, P.S.S. (1700 – 1725)
Superior General:Fr. Louis Tronson, P.S.S. (1676 – 1700)
Superior General:Fr. Alexandre Le Ragois de Bretonvilliers, P.S.S. (1657 – 1676)
Superior General:FranceFr. Jean-Jacques Olier, P.S.S. (1642 – 1657)
Founder:FranceFr. Jean-Jacques Olier, P.S.S. (1642)

Living Bishops (1 Cardinal, 5 Archbishops, 9 Bishops)

CanadaCardinal Marc Ouellet, P.S.S. (74)Cardinal Marc Ouellet, P.S.S. (74), Cardinal-Bishop of S. Maria in Traspontina, Prefect of Congregation for Bishops and President of Pontifical Commission for Latin America

FranceArchbishop Joseph Pierre Aimé Marie Doré, P.S.S. (82)Archbishop Joseph Pierre Aimé Marie Doré, P.S.S. (82), Archbishop emeritus of Strasbourg (France) and Apostolic Administrator emeritus of Strasbourg (France)

ColombiaArchbishop Alberto Giraldo Jaramillo, P.S.S. (84)Archbishop Alberto Giraldo Jaramillo, P.S.S. (84), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Medellín (Colombia) and Apostolic Administrator emeritus of Cartago (Colombia)

CanadaArchbishop Émilius Goulet, P.S.S. (85)Archbishop Émilius Goulet, P.S.S. (85), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Saint-Boniface (Canada)

FranceArchbishop Émile Marcus, P.S.S. (88)Archbishop Émile Marcus, P.S.S. (88), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Toulouse (France)

JapanArchbishop Joseph Mitsuaki Takami, P.S.S. (72)Archbishop Joseph Mitsuaki Takami (ヨセフ高見三明), P.S.S. (72), Metropolitan Archbishop of Nagasaki 長崎 (Japan) and President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan

Congo-KinshasaBishop Timothée Bodika Mansiyai, P.S.S. (56)Bishop Timothée Bodika Mansiyai, P.S.S. (56), Bishop of Kikwit (Congo-Kinshasa)

Congo-KinshasaBishop José Moko Ekanga, P.S.S. (60)Bishop José Moko Ekanga, P.S.S. (60), Bishop of Idiofa (Congo-Kinshasa)

ColombiaBishop Héctor Epalza Quintero, P.S.S. (78)Bishop Héctor Epalza Quintero, P.S.S. (78), Bishop emeritus of Buenaventura (Colombia)

CanadaBishop Lionel Gendron, P.S.S. (74)Bishop Lionel Gendron, P.S.S. (74), Bishop of Saint-Jean–Longueuil (Canada) and President of Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

VietnamBishop Paul Nguyễn Bình Tĩnh, P.S.S. (88)Bishop Paul Nguyễn Bình Tĩnh, P.S.S. (88), Bishop emeritus of Đà Nang (Vietnam)

VietnamBishop Alphonse Nguyễn Hữu Long, P.S.S. (65)Bishop Alphonse Nguyễn Hữu Long, P.S.S. (65), Titular Bishop of Gummi in Byzacena and Auxiliary Bishop of Hung Hoá (Vietnam)

JapanBishop Alexis Mitsuru Shirahama, P.S.S. (56)Bishop Alexis Mitsuru Shirahama (アレキシオ白浜 満), P.S.S. (56), Bishop of Hiroshima 広島 (Japan)

FranceBishop Georges Pierre Soubrier, P.S.S. (84)Bishop Georges Pierre Soubrier, P.S.S. (84), Bishop emeritus of Nantes (France)

CanadaBishop Gérard Tremblay, P.S.S. (100)Bishop Gérard Tremblay, P.S.S. (100), Titular Bishop of Trisipa and Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Montréal (Canada)

Deceased Bishops (4 Cardinals, 6 Archbishops, 19 Bishops)

2015: FranceBishop Gaston Élie Poulain, P.S.S., Bishop emeritus of Périgueux (France)

2008: ColombiaBishop Rodrigo Arango Velásquez, P.S.S., Bishop emeritus of Buga (Colombia)

2007: CanadaCardinal Édouard Gagnon, P.S.S., Cardinal-Priest of S. Marcello, Bishop emeritus of Saint-Paul (Canada) and President emeritus of Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses

2007: JapanBishop Peter Saburo Hirata (ペトロ平田三郎), P.S.S., Bishop emeritus of Fukuoka 福岡 (Japan)

2005: ScotlandBishop Stephen McGill, P.S.S., Bishop emeritus of Paisley (Scotland)

2003: VietnamBishop Barthélémy Nguyễn Sơn Lâm, P.S.S., Bishop of Thanh Hoá (Vietnam)

1998: FranceArchbishop Michel Paul Marie Moutel, P.S.S., Metropolitan Archbishop of Tours (France)

1997: FranceBishop Jean-Baptiste Brunon, P.S.S., Bishop emeritus of Tulle (France)

1997: FranceBishop François-Victor-Marie Frétellière, P.S.S., Bishop of Créteil (France)

1992: ChinaBishop Kong Ling-zhong (孔令忠), P.S.S. , Metropolitan Archbishop of Kunming 昆明 (China)

1991: CanadaCardinal Paul-Émile Léger, P.S.S., Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria degli Angeli, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Montréal (Canada) and Protopriest of College of Cardinals

1983: MadagascarBishop Jules-Joseph Puset, P.S.S., Bishop emeritus of Tamatave (Madagascar)

1981: FranceArchbishop Jean-Julien Weber, P.S.S., Bishop emeritus of Strasbourg (France) and Archbishop ad personam

1964: FranceCardinal André-Damien-Ferdinand Jullien, P.S.S., Cardinal-Deacon of S. Giorgio in Velabro and Dean emeritus of Sacred Roman Rota

1947: CanadaArchbishop Emile Yelle, P.S.S., Coadjutor Archbishop emeritus of Saint-Boniface (Canada)

1940: FranceCardinal Jean Verdier, P.S.S., Cardinal-Priest of S. Balbina and Metropolitan Archbishop of Paris (France)

1876: USABishop Jean-Marcel-Pierre-Augustin Vérot, P.S.S., Bishop of Saint Augustine (USA)

1868: USABishop Guy Ignatius Chabrat, P.S.S., Coadjutor Bishop emeritus of Louisville (USA)

1857: CanadaBishop Patrick Phelan, P.S.S., Bishop of Kingston (Canada)

1852: USABishop John Joseph Mary Benedict Chanche, P.S.S., Bishop of Natchez

1851: USAArchbishop Samuel Eccleston, P.S.S., Metropolitan Archbishop of Baltimore (USA)

1850: USABishop Benedict Joseph Flaget, P.S.S., Bishop of Louisville (USA)

1843: FranceBishop Hector Joubert, P.S.S., Titular Bishop of Elusa

1842: USABishop John Dubois, P.S.S., Bishop of New York (USA)

1841: USABishop John Baptist Mary David, P.S.S., Bishop emeritus of Bardstown

1840: CanadaBishop Jean-Jacques Lartigue, P.S.S., Bishop of Montréal (Canada)

1833: FranceArchbishop Louis-Guillaume-Valentin Dubourg, P.S.S., Metropolitan Archbishop of Besançon (France)

1828: USAArchbishop Ambrose Maréchal, P.S.S., Metropolitan Archbishop of Baltimore (USA)

1777: CanadaBishop Pierre-Herman Dosquet, P.S.S., Bishop emeritus of Québec (Canada)

Other Former Prelates (3)

>1989: Fr. Henri Cazelles, P.S.S., Secretary emeritus of Pontifical Biblical Commission

>1984: Msgr. Joseph Géraud, P.S.S., Counsellor emeritus of Sacred Apostolic Penitentiary

>1984: Fr. Pierre Primeau, P.S.S., Undersecretary emeritus of Pontifical Council for the Family

as of 2018.11.02

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