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JUN14: Venerable John Sullivan SJ Service of Thanksgiving
June 14, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
A Service of Thanksgiving will take place for Venerable John Sullivan SJ in Christ Church Cathedral. The presider at this Evensong service will be Archbishop Michael Jackson, Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin and Glendalough. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will also be in attendance. All are welcome.
Servant of God, Venerable John Sullivan SJ (1861-1933) was a Jesuit priest with a reputation for sanctity. He was formed in both the Protestant and Catholic traditions, having been brought up in the Protestant tradition of his father before he was received into the Catholic Church and later entered the Jesuits. Known for his love of the poor, his life of prayer and fasting, and his care of the sick, he spent much of his priestly life in Clongowes Wood College, Co. Kildare. There was great devotion to him in his lifetime and that devotion has continued since his death on the 19th February, 1933. Many people believe that his prayers have brought the healing power of God into their lives and his tomb in St. Francis Xaviers’ Church in Gardiner Street, Dublin is visited daily by those who seek his help. In 1960 Fr John was declared a Servant of God. He was was declared ‘Venerable’ by Pope Francis in November 2014. See www.frjohnsullivan.ie for features, photos and videos on the life of Venerable Fr John Sullivan SJ and devotion to him.