Blessed John Sullivan

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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.





MLA Citation

  • “Blessed John Sullivan“. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 March 2020. Web. 28 February 2021. <>