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Traditions meet

sullivan_01.jpgOn Tuesday 12 May, at 7.30 p.m. in Gardiner Street Ignatian Room, Bertie Ahern TD launched Where two traditions meet: John Sullivan SJ, by Todd Morrissey SJ. Bertie came to Gardiner Street as an affectionate parishioner with memories of making visits to the shrine in the church. He was eloquent in his special way, warm, simple and in touch with his mixed audience. He linked the book’s title with the peace process in Northern Ireland, where he and many others had laboured to find common ground between two traditions. John Sullivan’s goodness had built bridges throughout his life, including the wonder of restoring health to the grievously sick. It was a happy and uplifting evening, a tribute to Todd Morrissey’s untiring biographical labours. To listen to the speeches and to view the photos, go here.