See Bishop Whalon's Pastoral Address, Oct. 2010
Pierre Whalon was born on 12 November 1952 in Newport,
Rhode Island. He received the Baccalauréat philosophie, in
Caen, France in 1972 and took a Bachelor of Music degree from Boston
University in 1974. He was awarded the Diplôme supérieur,
Harmonie et Contrepoint, from the Schola Cantorum in Paris, France
in 1977, followed by a Master of Sacred Music from Duquesne University
in 1981. He is a graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary, earning
the Master of Divinity degree, cum laude, in 1985.
Bishop Whalon was ordained Deacon in June 1985
and Priest in December 1985. From 1985 to 1991, he was Rector
of All Souls, in North Versailles, Pennsylvania. He then served
as rector of St Paul’s, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, from
1991 to 1993. His last parish position was serving as rector
of St Andrew’s Church and School in Fort Pierce, Florida.
He was elected Bishop of the Convocation of American Churches
in Europe in June 2001 (since renamed the Convocation of
Episcopal Churches in Europe) and consecrated in Rome,
November 2001, at St Paul’s-within-the-Walls.
A columnist for Anglicans
Online since 1999, he has also been a feature writer for
Tribune 2000 (a Paris-based, liberal Roman Catholic magazine
in French) and has published a number of articles and book reviews
in both Anglican and secular publications.
Bishop Whalon is a dual national of the United
States and France and is bilingual in English and French. He
has studied German, Spanish, Russian, Latin, New Testament Greek, and
is currently trying to learn Italian.
Since 1980 Bishop Whalon has been married to Melinda
Jane McCulloch, also a musician. They have one daughter, Marie-Noëlle.
In what spare time he has, he enjoys playing the organ, fishing,
writing, cooking, weightlifting, learning new languages, and the
Bishop Whalon’s writings
You can find a number of the bishop’s writings on this web
site. Click the link for the material you’re interested in:
17 November 2001
Audiences with Benedict XVI; Travels
His Holiness John Paul II offers his official welcome in Europe
to Pierre Whalon on the eve of his consecration in Rome.
Sa Sainteté Jean-Paul II souhaite officiellement la bienvenue
en Europe à Pierre Whalon, à la veille de sa consécration
Seine Heiligkeit John Paul II entbietet seinen amtlichen Willkommensgruss
in Europa an Pierre Whalon am Tag vor seiner Bischofsweihe in Rom.