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saltandlighttv on April 27 2016 Today on Perspectives Pope Francis recognizes miracle attributed to venerable John Sullivan SJ and we take a look at today's general Audience Blessed John Sullivan …More
saltandlighttv on April 27 2016 Today on Perspectives Pope Francis recognizes miracle attributed to venerable John Sullivan SJ and we take a look at today's general Audience
Blessed John Sullivan
Memorial
19 February
Profile

Son of the Lord Chancellor of Ireland, and raised in the Church of Ireland; his mother was Catholic. Successful barrister in Dublin, Ireland. When his father died in 1885, he inherited the family fortune, quit his career, travelled, and became known as the best dressed man in Dublin.
During his travels he spent several months at an Orthodox monastery, and considered joining the Orthodox Church and the brotherhood, but upon his return to Ireland he converted to Catholicism, joining the Church in 1896. Joined the Jesuits on 7 September 1900. Ordained on 28 July 1907. Professor at Clongowes Wood College where he was considered an indifferent teacher but received the gift of miraculous healing. Visited thousands of the sick in hospital, their homes and at the school.
Born
8 May 1861 in Dublin, Ireland
Died
19 February 1933 at Saint Vincent’s Nursing Home in Dublin, Ireland of natural causes
Venerated
7 November 2014 by Pope Francis (decree of heroic virtues)
Beatified
13 May 2017 by Pope Francis
the beatification miracle involved the healing of a young boy named Michael Collins; Michael was paralyzed; Father John healed him by touching his leg and praying over him for two hours
beatification recognition celebrated in the Saint Francis Xavier Church, Dublin, Ireland, presided by Cardinal Angelo Amato
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