I wish you a bright and warm welcome
to the website of the Canadian
Province of the Priests of Saint Sulpice. We are honoured by
your visit. I invite you to stay with us as long as possible, and visit
the various pages available to the public. I hope that in visiting this
site you will find yourself at home. I thank you for giving your kind
attention to this presentation of our site. Afterwards you will without
doubt check it by yourself. Welcome!
|Fr. Jacques D'Arcy, PSS
The updated site presents in a fairly
complete way the Canadian Province of the Priests of Saint Sulpice. As
an international institution, it has a social and cultural momentum of
a broad perspective, while being an entity of the Catholic Church. The
number of planned versions - French, Spanish, English, Portuguese and
Japanese - seeks to reflect the linguistic and multicultural
environments in which it operates. Its presence in Italy would require
an Italian version; it is currently planned.
You will find a singular novelty right from the homepage of the site:
the page of presentation, including the acronym in gold, full of light
that illuminates the entire site and its every page. This acronym has
its historical traces everywhere in our houses: the doors, the
façades of buildings, gates, buildings, the narthex of the
chapel ... The capital Marian "M" is a symbol that illuminates with its
rays of light the past, the present and the future of the Society of
the Priests of Saint Sulpice. This acronym is an identification key of
the site and therefore, of the "Communications" of the Canadian
Then, for the presentation of menus, the various components are
presented in a dynamic way and they are easy for search. They are
presented in an alphabetical or chronological order, sometimes in both
This site places the Province in its international and multicultural
context: in relations with the other Provinces and with the General
Administration of the Society of the Priests of Saint Sulpice.
To make the site’s redesign, we pass from 19 to about 70 pages for each
language version. The French version, the first one, will be translated
in 4 other language versions. The new site covers about 350 pages. What
a job! How many challenges faced! Saint Sulpice becomes present to
society and to the Catholic Church. In addition, the website bears
witness to the vitality of the Gospel throughout the centuries.
It will give the users a brief and
complete information, an overview of the whole Province opened to more
ample research. This new site offers the opportunity to establish links
with many institutions, sites, places, people and documents. An
attractive navigation was one of the concerns of the Work Group "Communications" of the
Canadian Province of Saint Sulpice
This means of communication realizes the process "Operation Renewal"
(2003-2005) and the resolutions of the Provincial Assembly of 2006,
which asked to ensure "to make known who we are, what we do, what we
live, to promote a sense of belonging to Saint Sulpice and an opening
to the Church and to the world" (Resolution no. 38).
Among the new pages, the most interesting are the following:
some brief texts will present some thoughts of the Sulpicians and
other correspondents on some topical issues. There will also be
information, periodically updated, on the life of the Province of
of the Company - the fundamental document that inspires, guides and
animates the life and ministry of the Priests of Saint Sulpice.
" - this page is very rich. It allows one
to appreciate the outreach of the Province, well beyond the boundaries
of Canada, and to discover the missionary spirit and apostolic zeal
that has animated the Sulpicians from the very beginning.
Universe of Saint Sulpice
" - Browsing this page allows you to see
the three dimensions of the contribution of Saint Sulpice to the life
and the history, especially of the City of Montreal and of the Province
of Quebec: the Archives , the Patrimonial Goods and the Rare
page presents the literary contribution of the Sulpicians of the
three Provinces in several areas of research during the last ten years.
In this page you will find bibliographic elements about Jean-Jacques
Olier and the French School of Spirituality. A great innovation!
This new website is the result of intense collaboration of members of
the Work Group "Communications" of
the Canadian Province of Saint Sulpice
with many confreres on
several levels, and several competent lay persons. “Thank you” to all
those who have contributed to this project. Congratulations for your
The Society of the Priests of Saint Sulpice, the Canadian Province and
its Provincial Administration are proud to offer users the result of
this work. This site is a rich contribution to the multicultural
dimension of the Society. It is an eloquent testimony to the vitality
of the Church at the heart of history, in various countries, missions
and pastoral institutions to which it brings the light of the Gospel.
Enjoy our new website!
Jacques D'Arcy, PSS