Province des Etats-Unis: un nouveau Conseil Provincial

 Depuis le 3 janvier dernier, la Province des Etats-Unis vit son Assemblée Provinciale (réunie tous les six ans pour renouveler le Conseil qui conduit la Province, et lui donner les orientations pour son mandat).

Hier 7 janvier, le nouveau Conseil Provincial a été élu. c'est le P. Ronald D. Witherup, PSS, Supérieur Général qui depuis Baltimore en communique l'identité.

La Province de France présente ses meilleurs voeux au nouveau Conseil Provincial américain (qui entrera en fonction le 1er juillet prochain) !

New U.S. Provincial Superior
Takes office in July

Gathered in assembly at St Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, Maryland, nineteen delegates from the U.S. Province of Sulpicians elected Father John C. KEMPER, PSS to be the next Provincial Superior on January 6, 2015. On July 1, 2015 he will succeed the present Provincial Superior, Father Thomas R. ULSHAFER, PSS, who has served in the position since 2008. The Superior General, Father Ronald D. WITHERUP, PSS, was present to approve the election.

Father Kemper, who has served at seminaries and schools of theology in Detroit, Michigan and San Antonio, Texas, is currently the Director of St Mary’s Spiritual Center and Historic Site on Paca Street, in downtown Baltimore. The site is where the Sulpicians opened the first Catholic seminary in the United States in 1791, at the invitation of America’s first bishop, John Carroll.

A priest of the Diocese of Harrisburg, Father Kemper was ordained a priest in 1983 and is known for his work with international priests and his sensitivity to multicultural issues facing the Church in the area of priestly formation. He is an alumnus of Mount St Mary’s Seminary in Emmittsburg, Maryland, a seminary originally founded by the Sulpicians in 1805 under the leadership of Father Jean Dubois, PSS, who later left the Society and operated the seminary independently.

Elected to the Provincial Council to serve as consultors for the next six years (2015-2021) were:

Sulpicians worldwide offer warm congratulations to Father Kemper and the new Provincial Council and wish them every success in their work for the Province.

Ronald D. Witherup, P.S.S.
Supérieur Général
6, rue du Regard
75006 Paris FRANCE

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