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Blessed John Sullivan SJ

John Sullivan SJ was born in Dublin in 1861. He became renowned for the hours he spent in prayer, his asceticism, and for his kindness and wisdom. His love of the poor and sick led to miraculous cures being attributed to him. John Sullivan SJ was beatified in Dublin in May 2017 and this lovely new edition of the booklet incorporates these details.

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Special Edition | A Man Sent by God: Blessed John Sullivan SJ |Hardback

The first-ever Beatification ceremony to be held in Ireland took place in St Francis Xavier’s Church, Gardiner Street, Dublin. Fr John Sullivan SJ (1861-1933), a Jesuit priest born in Dublin and closely associated with Kildare, graduated from ‘Venerable’ to ‘Blessed’ on May 13 2017.

A Man Sent by God is a fascinating account of the life and times of one of Ireland’s most revered holy men.

The reader is guided through the various stages of John Sullivan’s life from his childhood in Dublin, secondary school at Portora, university education at Trinity College, and his call to the bar in London.

This is followed by an account of the second part of his life when he converted to Catholicism, entered the Jesuit order, and lived an ascetic and spiritual life in his various ministries, but most especially at his ministry in Clongowes Wood College in County Kildare. It is his work here, especially with the poor and the sick, which has led to his beatification by Pope Francis.

 

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A Man Sent by God: Blessed John Sullivan SJ |Paperback

The first-ever Beatification ceremony to be held in Ireland took place in St Francis Xavier’s Church, Gardiner Street, Dublin on 13 May 2017 when Fr John Sullivan SJ (1861-1933), a Jesuit priest born in Dublin and closely associated with Kildare, graduated from ‘Venerable’ to ‘Blessed’.

A Man Sent by God is a fascinating account of the life and times of one of Ireland’s most revered holy men.

The reader is guided through the various stages of John Sullivan’s life from his childhood in Dublin, secondary school at Portora, university education at Trinity College, and his call to the bar in London.

This is followed by an account of the second part of his life when he converted to Catholicism, entered the Jesuit order, and lived an ascetic and spiritual life in his various ministries, but most especially at his ministry in Clongowes Wood College in County Kildare. It is his work here, especially with the poor and the sick, which has led to his beatification by Pope Francis.

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The Messenger | February 2019

In the February issue of SHM VINCENT SHERLOCK writes about praying for our loved ones who are ill, in this month of World Day for the Sick; to mark the anniversary of the death of Blessed John Sullivan SJ, we publish an extract from BISHOP DENIS NULTY’S homily at the Beatification Anniversary Mass in Clongowes Wood

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The Messenger | May 2017 PDF VERSION ONLY!

In the May issue of The Sacred Heart Messenger, Loreto Sister Orla Treacy connects the Pope’s intention with the daily life of the missionary. Tom Casey Sj notes the central place of Mary in the life and conversion of St Ignatius Loyola. Maureen O’Sullivan TD writes on the poverty prevailing in society. Fr John Murray

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The Sacred Heart Messenger | July 2018

This July issue features a number of preparative articles for the Pope’s visit in August. MAUREEN O’SULLIVAN TD, among others, shares her thoughts and hopes for the forthcoming Pope’s visit. BISHOP BRENDAN LEAHY offers a timely reflection on family life as we prepare for the Pope’s arrival in Ireland. In this month’s Relink, FAITH QUILLE shares

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The Sacred Heart Messenger | July 2018 | Read Online Only

This July issue features a number of preparative articles for the Pope’s visit in August. MAUREEN O’SULLIVAN TD, among others, shares her thoughts and hopes for the forthcoming Pope’s visit. BISHOP BRENDAN LEAHY offers a timely reflection on family life as we prepare for the Pope’s arrival in Ireland. In this month’s Relink, FAITH QUILLE shares

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