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: Dicastery for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life



Contact Info

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



Superior General:CanadaFr. Shayne Craig, P.S.S. (58)Fr. Shayne Craig, P.S.S. (58) (2022.07.12 – ...)

Past Superiors

Superior General:USAFr. Ronald D. Witherup, P.S.S. (2008.07 – 2022.07.12)
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:FranceFr. 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)

Other Former Members (3)

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

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

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

Living Bishops (1 Cardinal, 4 Archbishops, 7 Bishops)

CanadaCardinal Marc Ouellet, P.S.S. (79)Cardinal Marc Ouellet, P.S.S. (79), Cardinal-Bishop of S. Maria in Traspontina, Prefect emeritus of Dicastery for Bishops and President emeritus of Pontifical Commission for Latin America

FranceArchbishop Joseph Pierre Aimé Marie Doré, P.S.S. (87)Archbishop Joseph Pierre Aimé Marie Doré, P.S.S. (87), Archbishop emeritus of Strasbourg (France)

CanadaArchbishop Émilius Goulet, P.S.S. (90)Archbishop Émilius Goulet, P.S.S. (90), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Saint-Boniface (Canada)

FranceArchbishop Émile Marcus, P.S.S. (93)Archbishop Émile Marcus, P.S.S. (93), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Toulouse (France)

JapanArchbishop Joseph Mitsuaki Takami, P.S.S. (78)Archbishop Joseph Mitsuaki Takami (ヨセフ 高見三明), P.S.S. (78), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Nagasaki 長崎 (Japan)

Congo-KinshasaBishop Timothée Bodika Mansiyai, P.S.S. (62)Bishop Timothée Bodika Mansiyai, P.S.S. (62), Bishop of Kikwit (Congo-Kinshasa)

Congo-KinshasaBishop José Moko Ekanga, P.S.S. (65)Bishop José Moko Ekanga, P.S.S. (65), Bishop of Idiofa (Congo-Kinshasa) and Vice-President of National Episcopal Conference of Congo

CanadaBishop Lionel Gendron, P.S.S. (79)Bishop Lionel Gendron, P.S.S. (79), Bishop emeritus of Saint-Jean–Longueuil (Canada)

FranceBishop Jean-Marc Micas, P.S.S. (60)Bishop Jean-Marc Micas, P.S.S. (60), Bishop of Tarbes et Lourdes (France)

VietnamBishop Alphonse Nguyễn Hữu Long, P.S.S. (71)Bishop Alphonse Nguyễn Hữu Long, P.S.S. (71), Bishop of Vinh (Vietnam)

JapanBishop Alexis Mitsuru Shirahama, P.S.S. (61)Bishop Alexis Mitsuru Shirahama (アレキシオ 白浜 満), P.S.S. (61), Bishop of Hiroshima 広島 (Japan)

FranceBishop Georges Pierre Soubrier, P.S.S. (90)Bishop Georges Pierre Soubrier, P.S.S. (90), Bishop emeritus of Nantes (France)

Deceased Bishops (4 Cardinals, 7 Archbishops, 22 Bishops)

2023: VietnamBishop Paul Nguyễn Bình Tĩnh, P.S.S., Bishop of Đà Nang (Vietnam)

2021: ColombiaArchbishop Alberto Giraldo Jaramillo, P.S.S., Metropolitan Archbishop of Medellín (Colombia)

2021: ColombiaBishop Héctor Epalza Quintero, P.S.S., Bishop of Buenaventura (Colombia)

2019: CanadaBishop Gérard Tremblay, P.S.S., Auxiliary Bishop of Montréal (Canada)

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

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

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

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

2005: ScotlandBishop Stephen McGill, P.S.S., Bishop 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 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 and Metropolitan Archbishop of Montréal (Canada)

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

1981: FranceArchbishop Jean-Julien Weber, P.S.S., Bishop 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 of Sacred Roman Rota

1947: CanadaArchbishop Emile Yelle, P.S.S., Coadjutor Archbishop 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 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 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 of Québec (Canada)

Blesseds (15)

1794: FranceBlessed Charles-René Collas du Bignon, priest and martyr

1794: FranceBlessed Joseph Juge de Saint-Martin, priest and martyr

1794: FranceBlessed Claude-Joseph Jouffret de Bonnefont, priest and martyr

1792: FranceBlessed Bernard-François de Cucsac, priest and martyr

1792: FranceBlessed Thomas-Nicolas Dubray, priest and martyr

1792: FranceBlessed Jacques-Gabriel Galais, priest and martyr

1792: FranceBlessed Pierre Gauguin, priest and martyr

1792: FranceBlessed Pierre-Michel Guérin, priest and martyr

1792: FranceBlessed Jacques-Étienne-Philippe Hourrier, priest and martyr

1792: FranceBlessed Henri-August Luzeau de la Mulonnière, priest and martyr

1792: FranceBlessed Jean-Baptiste-Michel Pontus, priest and martyr

1792: FranceBlessed Pierre-Nicolas Psalmon, priest and martyr

1792: FranceBlessed Claude Rousseau, priest and martyr

1792: FranceBlessed Jean-Antoine Savine, priest and martyr

1792: FranceBlessed Jean-Baptiste-Marie Tessier, priest and martyr

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Statistics (2021.12.31)

Houses: 35

Members: 211 (211 priests)



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