Archbishop Michael Jackson Reflection of Michael Jackson, Church of Ireland, Archbishop of Dublin, at the annual Mass of thanksgiving for the life of Servant of God, VenerableFather John Sullivan, Church of Saint Francis Xavier, Gardiner Street, 20 February 2016.
“A person who moved from sophistication to simplicity”
Archbishop Michael Jackson A transcript of the sermon given by Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson at an Evensong Service honouring Venerable John Sullivan SJ, Christchurch Cathedral, June 2015.
“May his message be heard with clarity and compassion”
Bishop Denis Nulty A transcript of the homily given by Bishop Denis Nulty on the occasion of the Annual Mass for Venerable John Sullivan, Clongowes Wood College, May 2015. Bishop Nulty reflected on three key points; the Venerability of Fr John, his birthday, and how his message is relevant for the Ireland of 2015.
“Most of his good works were done in secret unknown to others”
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin The transcript of a homily given by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at a Mass to celebrate the recognition of Father John Sullivan as Venerable Servant of God, Church of Saint Francis Xavier, Gardiner Street, February 2015.
Fr John Sullivan SJ declared Venerable
Fr John Sullivan SJ (1861-1933), the Jesuit priest with the reputation for saintliness and healing, has been declared ‘Venerable’. Pope Francis signed the official decree recognizing the heroic virtue of Fr John on Friday, 7 November, 2014.
Port of Tears
Fr Mathias Bodkin SJ A detailed and in-depth biography of the life of Fr John Sullivan, by Fr Mathias Bodkin SJ. Available to download here.
“Beyond the Grave”
Fergal McGrath SJ An excerpt from the book ‘More memories of Fr John Sullivan’ by Fergal McGrath SJ. Available to buy in full from messenger.ie.
“We call him The Saint, mum”
Fergal McGrath SJ An excerpt from the book ‘Father John Sullivan SJ’ by Fergal McGrath SJ. Available to buy in full from messenger.ie.
Saintly Jesuit still remembered in Kildare
Liam Kenny An article from the Leinster Leader in August 2007 marking the centenary of Fr Sullivan’s ordination to the priesthood.
From the Headmaster of Portora
T.J. Garrett. Former Principal of Portora Royal School, T.J. Garrett, looking back 100 years later on the outstanding academic achievements of the young John Sullivan, and at those who had mentored and influenced him during his time at the school in Enniskillen.