Arte is recording its Christmas concert
Issy, 23 November – A major premiere! The Insula orchestra and the Accentus choir, under Laurence Equilbey’s baton, are performing Mozart’s C-minor Mass in the Grand Chapel of the Saint-Sulpice seminary in Issy-les-Moulineaux, attended by Fr. Bernard Pitaud, provincial superior of the Society of the Priests of Saint-Sulpice, by Deputy-Mayor André Santini and by Mr. Patrick Devedjian, chairman of the Hauts-de-Seine General Council.
The recording of this exceptional musical moment is produced for Arte and will be broadcasted on the French-German network on December 25, 2012 at 6:30pm (French time).
Introduced for the first time in Salzburg in 1783, this Grand Mass is one of the most famous works of the Austrian composer, wonderfully… read more
Montreal, Canada, 8 July, 2012 – To celebrate the golden jubilee of the Second Vatican Council, the Society of the Priests of Saint-Sulpice is organising a gathering of its worldwide members on forming priests for today. It is held in Montreal (Canada) at the Grand Séminaire from July 8 to 18, 2012.
The three provinces are each sending a delegation of eight Sulpicians, priests formators of priests. In total, there will be over thirty participants sharing on the theme “Forming Priests for Today: Priesthood in the 21st Century in Light of the Traditions of Vatican II and Saint-Sulpice”.
Among the presenters are Msgr. Kevin Irwin of The Catholic University of America (Washington, USA), Father Bernard Pitaud, sulpician, Provincial of France,… read more
Rome, June 30, 2012 - Pope Benedict XVI met in the Paul VI Hall the 44 archbishops upon whom he had conferred the pallium on June 29 during the Feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul. Among these archbishops was Archbishop Pascal Wintzer of Poitiers.
“I extend warm greetings […] to Archbishop Pascal Wintzer of Poitiers. The pallium [band of lamb’s wool marked with five crosses] is the symbol of unity binding the pastors of the particular Churches to the Successor of Peter, bishop of Rome. It also reminds the pastors they are responsible for being exemplary and zealous, rich in love for all, to guide the people of God entrusted to their pastoral solicitude. I give whole-heartedly to all the… read more
Before settling in their new premises, the Niedermeyer musical academy is giving three concerts in the Grand Chapel of the Saint-Sulpice Seminary (Issy-les-Moulineaux, France). It’s their way of thanking the Society for having lent them many teaching rooms.
“We are happy to be able to offer such a remarkable musical programme in such an exceptional place”, declared Issy-les-Moulineaux Mayor & Representative André Santini.
The Society of the Priests of Saint-Sulpice means to engage in restauring inside the Grand Chapel to unveil its initial splendour, bring it back to being a daily place of cult and prayer, and to host from time to time concerts opened to the public.
The Society of Saint-Sulpice to host in Issy-les-Moulineaux a communication and information technology graduate school of the Institut Catholique de Paris network
Paris, March 19, 2012 – Today, the Society of the Priests of Saint-Sulpice and the Institut Catholique de Paris (ICP) have signed a 48-year agreement by which the Society is to host ISEP, one of ICP’s eleven professional graduate schools, as soon as September 2013 in its Our Lady of Loretto building in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France.
Around 200 potential engineers training in information technology and communications will be studying on the premises of Notre-Dame de Lorette. Four floors totalling 3,800 sqm will be converted into teaching and meeting halls, amphitheatres and research laboratories during the next fourteen months. The… read more
Vannes, 27 May 2012 – « On this day of Pentecost, I take a spiritual part in the joy of the faithful of the Vannes diocese gathered to celebrate the beatification of Louise-Élisabeth Molé, Mother Saint-Louis. Having founded the Sisters of the Charity of Saint-Louis, she teaches us how, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to open our heart with gentleness to meet others in their differences, their frailties and their poverties. Let us also be guided by the Spirit to announce to the world the marvels of God! May the Virgin Mary help us to be witnesses of the Spirit of truth and freedom!” (Benedict XVI, Regina Coeli, May 27, 2012)
Marie-Louise-Elisabeth de Lamoignon was baptised on the day… read more