Bl John Sullivan SJ

Peter Lloyd and Conor Harper SJ
To mark the occasion of the anniversary of the death of Bl John Sullivan, Farm Street Church welcomed Fr Conor Harper SJ, Vice-Postulator for the Cause of John Sullivan SJ, and members of the Lloyd family, to preach and give a talk.Bl John Sullivan was beatified on 13th May last year at Gardiner St Church in Dublin.  The ceremony was remarkable because it was the first beatification ceremony ever to take place in Ireland, and because the solemn petition for beatification was presented by...
Fr Conor Harper SJ, Vice-Postulator for the Cause of John Sullivan SJ, last weekend preached at Farm Street Church to mark the anniversary of his death in 1933.  Bl John Sullivan was first received into the Church at Farm St in 1896 by Fr John Gavan SJ.Lent is the time of the year when Christians of all denominations observe a time of prayer and penance in preparation for the great feast of Easter when we celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord.We are invited to reflect on the great...
The calling of St Matthew Caravaggio (detail)
Conversion is a fundamental event in the life of the Christian.  The Gospel of Mark opens with the exhortation of Jesus to conversion: “The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the Gospel” (Mk 1:15).  The Gospel of Matthew also affirms that “Jesus began to preach and to say: ‘repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand’” (Mt 4:17).In the final analysis, conversion is the message of Jesus at the end of his earthly mission.  The Risen Christ, in...