- Society of Saint Edmund
The Society of Saint Edmund is a religious congregation of the Catholic Church founded in 1843, in Pontigny, France by Rev. Jean Baptiste Muard. They adhere to vows of chastity, poverty and obedience. The order is named after Saint Edmund.
The Society was formed to keep St. Edmund's memory and life alive through faithful service, for the work of popular missions. The members also devote themselves to parochial work, to the education of youth in seminaries and colleges, to the direction of pious associations, and to foreign missions.
Members of the Society, based in Pontigny, fled to the United States in 1889 after widespread anticlericalism seized France. The Society of St. Edmund settled in Winooski Park, Vermont, and established Saint Michael's College in 1904 where the deeds and values of St. Edmund's life continue through fulfillment of the College's mission. The original motherhouse is at Pontigny, but since the expulsion of the religious orders the superior general resided at Hitchin, England.
In the early 20th century, the congregation had two houses in the United States: a missionary house and apostolic school at Swanton, Vermont, for the training of young men who wish to study for the priesthood and the religious life; and a college at Colchester, Vermont, with 12 fathers, 8 scholastics, and 100 pupils. St. Michael's College has since expanded to 2,000 undergraduates and 650 graduate students.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Society of Saint-Sulpice — The seal of the Society of Saint Sulpice Abbreviation P.S.S. Formation 1657 (354 years ago) … Wikipedia
Saint Edmund Hall — El Saint Edmund Hall es uno de los colleges que constituyen la Universidad de Oxford en Inglaterra. Dentro de la universidad se le conoce por su mote, “Teddy Hall”, el college dice ser “la más antigua sociedad académica para la educación de… … Wikipedia Español
Campion, Saint Edmund — ▪ English saint born Jan. 25, 1540, London died Dec. 1, 1581, London; canonized Oct. 25, 1970; feast day October 25 English Jesuit martyred by the government of Queen Elizabeth I. The son of a London bookseller, Campion was teaching at… … Universalium
Society of Jesus — Jesuit redirects here. For the American hardcore punk band, see Jesuit (band). For the personal philosophy encompassing the moral teachings of Jesus, see Jesuism. Society of Jesus Abbreviation SJ, Jesuits Motto … Wikipedia
Saint Michael's College — Infobox University name = Saint Michael s College motto = Quis ut Deus established = 1904 type = Private president = Dr. John J. Neuhauser city = Colchester state = Vermont undergrad = 2,000 postgrad = 650 faculty = 144 campus = Suburban, 440… … Wikipedia
Society of Mary (Marianists) — For other uses, see Society of Mary (disambiguation). The Society of Mary, a Roman Catholic Marian Society, is a congregation of brothers and priests called The Marianists or Marianist Brothers and Priests. The Society was founded by Blessed… … Wikipedia
Edmund Rich — Infobox Archbishop of Canterbury Full name= St Edmund of Abingdon caption= Image of Edmund from the Nuremberg Chronicle (1493) birth name = Edmund Rich began=unknown consecration = 2 April 1234 term end = 1240 predecessor = John Blund successor … Wikipedia
Edmund the Martyr — For the 13th century Archbishop, see St. Edmund of Abingdon. Infobox Monarch name =St Edmund the Martyr title =King of the East Angles caption =Detail from the Wilton Diptych. reign =25 December, 855 – 20 November, 869 coronation = othertitles =… … Wikipedia
Edmund Campion — Infobox Saint name=Saint Edmund Campion birth date=birth date|1540|1|24|mf=y death date=death date and age|1581|12|1|1540|1|24|mf=y feast day=1 December venerated in=Roman Catholic Church imagesize=200px caption=Portrait of St. Edmund Campion… … Wikipedia
Saint George — Infobox Saint name=Saint George birth date=between ca. AD 275 and 281 death date=April 23 303 feast day=April 23 venerated in=Anglicanism Eastern Orthodoxy Lutheranism Oriental Orthodoxy Roman Catholicism imagesize=200px caption=Painting by… … Wikipedia