A Venerable Irishman

Last Friday Pope Francis declared Fr John Sullivan SJ (1861 - 1933) Venerable.

Born into a prosperous Protestant family, he became a wealthy young man living a comfortable life. Then, at the age of 35, after several years' reflection, he was received into the Catholic Church at Farm Street, and joined the Jesuits four years later. He spent the rest of his life in Ireland, where he gained a lasting reputation for prayer, holiness and service to the sick and poor. In 1960 Pope John XXIII declared him a Servant of God.

You can read more about him on the website dedicated to him http://frjohnsullivan.ie/