Special Edition | A Man Sent by God: Blessed John Sullivan SJ |Hardback

The first ever Beatification ceremony to be held in Ireland will take place in St Francis Xavier’s Church, Gardiner Street, Dublin. Fr John Sullivan SJ (1861-1933), a Jesuit priest born in Dublin and closely associated with Kildare, graduated from ‘Venerable’ to ‘Blessed’ on May 13 2017. A Man Sent by God is a fascinating account …

John Sullivan SJ (Revised Edition)

Born in Eccles Street, Dublin, in 1861, John Sullivan – once dubbed “the best dressed young man about Dublin” – seemed destined, like his father, for a successful career in law. Then, following his conversion to Catholicism in 1896, he decided to become a Jesuit. Immediately after his ordination, he was sent to Clongowes Wood College in Co Kildare, where he spent most of his remaining years.

His reputation soon spread beyond the college walls, and people from the surrounding areas began to call on him in their hour of need. His love for the poor and the sick brought him into contact with innumerable people in distress and pain, and before long miraculous cures began to be attributed to him.

After his death in February 1933, devotion to him continued to grow throughout the length and breadth of Ireland, and in 1947 the first stage of the process of Canonisation was introduced.

The Sacred Heart Messenger | July 2018 | Read Online Only

This July issue features a number of preparative articles for the Pope’s visit in August. MAUREEN O’SULLIVAN TD, among others, shares her thoughts and hopes for the forthcoming Pope’s visit. BISHOP BRENDAN LEAHY offers a timely reflection on family life as we prepare for the Pope’s arrival in Ireland. In this month’s Relink, FAITH QUILLE shares …

May 2017 | Contents

In the May issue of The Sacred Heart Messenger, Loreto Sister Orla Treacy connects the Pope’s intention with the daily life of the missionary. Tom Casey Sj notes the central place of Mary in the life and conversion of St Ignatius Loyola. Maureen O’Sullivan TD writes on the poverty prevailing in society. Fr John Murray …