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Irish Episcopal Watch

 

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Aspirations

to be said throughout the day

Jesus! (300 days indulgence)

 

Hail, O Holy Cross, our only hope. (500 days indulgence)

 

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I offer you my heart and my soul. 

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, assist me in my last agony.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, may I breathe forth my soul with you in peace. (300 days altogether, 100 day each; Pius VII, 1807)

 

Eternal Father! I offer Thee the Precious Blood of Jesus, in satisfaction for my sins, and for the wants of Holy Church. (100 days; Pius VII, 1817)

 

Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation. (300 days when said with contrition and devotion; Pius IX, 1852)

 

May the most just, most high, most adorable Will of God be in all things done, and praised, and magnified for ever. (100 days once a day; Pope Pius VII, 1815)

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. (300 days)

 

My God and my All.

 

Heart of Jesus, all for Thee.

 

Set thyself, O faithful Virgin, as a seal upon my heart, that in thee and through thee I may be found faithful to God.

 

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee. (300 days)

 

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you, save souls.

 

Prayer to St. Joseph: Remember, most pure husband of Mary ever-Virgin, my loving protector Joseph, that never hath it been heard that any one invoked thy protection or asked aid of thee who has not been consoled. In this confidence, I come before thee, I fervently recommend myself to thee. Despise not my prayer, reputed father of the Saviour of men, but do thou in thy pity receive it. (300 days)

Father John Sullivan, S.J

Father John Sullivan, S.JFather John Sullivan, S.J

The following account of the life of Fr. John Sullivan is largely taken from the book Father John Sullivan, S.J by Fergal McGrath, S.J.

 

Early life

Father John Sullivan was born in Dublin on the 8th May 1861. His father, the Lord Chancellor of Ireland, was a Protestant but his mother was a Catholic. The custom at that time in mixed families was that the daughters would be reared in the mother's faith and the sons in the father's. And so, on July 15th, John Sullivan was baptised in St. George's Protestant Church in Dublin.

In 1873, he entered Portora Royal School in Enniskillen, where he studied for six years, and in 1879, he began his studies at Trinity College, Dublin. He was an outstanding student of the Greek and Latin classical authors and he retained this taste throughout his entire life. Having taken his degree in 1883, John Sullivan entered Law School at Trinity College. During this time, he travelled extensively over continental Europe, going as far as Greece, Macedonia and Asia Minor. Later on in his live, Father Sullivan often entertained others with memories of his travels.

When at home in Ireland, John Sullivan was known as the "best dressed young man in Dublin" - a remark that is amusing knowing his extreme poverty in dress in his later life.

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A short film shot over 30 years ago telling the life of Father John Sullivan (taken from Irish Jesuits on Vimeo):