“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.

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.

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.