A saint in the making

February 24, 2009 in General, News

jsullivan_01_1.jpgOver five hundred people attended the annual mass of thanksgiving and prayer for the canonisation of  Fr John Sullivan SJ in Gardiner St Church on Saturday 21 February. Fr Tom Morrissey SJ gave a  fascinating account of the life of the Jesuit whom many people believe is a saint. He spoke of  Fr John Sullivan’s love of the poor, his life of prayer and fasting, and his care of the sick. He recounted how the nephew of Michael Collins, as a child, had a miraculous cure from polio after Fr Sullivan prayed with him in hospital. Fr Conor Harper SJ was the main celebrant and  is also the vice-postulator for the canonisation cause. Fr Tom Morrissey’s biography of this rare man will be launched in April. A special John Sullivan mass is celebrated in Gardiner St church at 1am on the third Saturday of every month.