Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (S.S.S.)



Also known as: Kongregation vom Allerheiligsten Sakrament (Deutsch) / Congrégation du Saint-Sacrement (français) / Congregazione del Santissimo Sacramento (Sacramentini) (Italiano) / Congregação do Santíssimo Sacramento (Português) / Congregatio Sanctissimi Sacramenti (latine) / Congregación del Santísimo Sacramento (Sacramentinos) (español) / Congregatie van het Allerheiligst Sacrament (Nederlands)

Type: Clerical Religious Congregation of Pontifical Right (for Men)

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

Statistics: 147 houses, 895 members (584 priests) (2018)

Address: Via G. B. De Rossi 46, 00161 Roma, Italy


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Superior General:BrazilFr. Eugênio Barbosa Martins, S.S.S. (60)Fr. Eugênio Barbosa Martins, S.S.S. (60) (2011 – ...)
Superior General:ItalyFr. Fiorenzo Salvi, S.S.S. (1999.05.21 – 2011)
Superior General:USAFr. Norman Pelletier, S.S.S. (1993 – 1999.05.21)
Superior General:AustraliaFr. Anthony McSweeney, S.S.S. (1981 – 1993)
Superior General:NetherlandsFr. Harrie Verhoeven, S.S.S. (? – 1981)
Founder:FranceSaint Fr. Pierre-Julien Eymard, S.S.S. (1856.05.13)

Living Bishops (7 Bishops)

BrazilBishop Jorge Alves Bezerra, S.S.S. (66)Bishop Jorge Alves Bezerra, S.S.S. (66), Bishop of Paracatu (Brazil)

PhilippinesBishop Sofronio Aguirre Bancud, S.S.S. (72)Bishop Sofronio Aguirre Bancud, S.S.S. (72), Bishop of Cabanatuan (Philippines)

SenegalBishop Martin Boucar Tine, S.S.S. (54)Bishop Martin Boucar Tine, S.S.S. (54), Bishop of Kaolack (Senegal)

Sri LankaBishop Julian Winston Sebastian Fernando, S.S.S. (76)Bishop Julian Winston Sebastian Fernando, S.S.S. (76), Bishop of Badulla (Sri Lanka) and President of Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka

Congo-KinshasaBishop Édouard Kisonga Ndinga, S.S.S. (75)Bishop Édouard Kisonga Ndinga, S.S.S. (75), Titular Bishop of Grumentum and Auxiliary Bishop of Kinshasa (Congo-Kinshasa)

BrazilBishop Hernaldo Pinto Farias, S.S.S. (56)Bishop Hernaldo Pinto Farias, S.S.S. (56), Bishop of Bonfim (Brazil)

NetherlandsBishop Johannes Gerardus Maria van Burgsteden, S.S.S. (85)Bishop Johannes Gerardus Maria van Burgsteden, S.S.S. (85), Titular Bishop of Thibilis and Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Haarlem–Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Saints (1 saint)

1868: FranceSaint Pierre-Julien Eymard, priest

Deceased Bishops (2 Archbishops, 3 Bishops)

2020: BrazilArchbishop Aldo di Cillo Pagotto, S.S.S., Metropolitan Archbishop of Paraíba (Brazil)

2019: MozambiqueBishop Paulo Mandlate, S.S.S., Bishop of Tete (Mozambique)

2012: BrazilArchbishop Joviano de Lima Júnior, S.S.S., Metropolitan Archbishop of Ribeirão Preto (Brazil)

2010: USABishop Donald Edmond Pelotte, S.S.S., Bishop of Gallup (USA)

1928: IrelandBishop Abraham Brownrigg, S.S.S., Bishop of Ossory (Ireland)

Other Former Prelates (2)

>2008: ItalyFr. Ferdinand Pratzner, S.S.S., Secretary of Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses

?: USAFr. Robert Stark, S.S.S.

as of 2021.06.05

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