Society of Saint-Sulpice

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The congregation of secular priests founded by J. -J. Olier in the parish of St-Sulpice, Paris, in 1642, with the aim of forming a zealous clergy, especially suited to be directors of seminaries. The Society spread to Canada in 1657 and it soon gained great influence on the ecclesiastical life of France; it still trains many of those destined for the French priesthood. It has provinces in Canada and the USA and missions in the Far East, Central Africa, and Central and South America.

Subjects: Christianity.

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