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Mass for Ven. John Sullivan
May 8, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bishop Denis Nulty of Kildare & Leighlin diocese will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the annual anniversary Mass in thanksgiving for the life and work of The Servant of God, Venerable Fr. John Sullivan SJ, which will be celebrated in Clongowes Wood College on Sunday 8 May at 3.00pm. The Anointing of the Sick and blessing with the Cross of Fr John will take place immediately after the Mass. 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. See also the Fr John Sullivan SJ page on Facebook.