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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Daniel Sullivan, Monsignor

I chose a special topic today to blog about in the A to Z blogging challenge.  Daniel Sullivan. More specifically, Monsignor Daniel Sullivan. He is an engaging speaker, motivating priest and a servant of God on a mission.

Father Dan, as he is often called, began his ministry as a parish priest. After several years, and many inspiring experiences later, he began doing parish retreats. His words and stories move your heart and soul. They point out our humanity, and thus, our dependence on God. The experiences Father Dan shares with you will make you laugh, and some will make you cry. But it's just these emotions in which our own healing begins - and thus a miracle. His preaching is powerful and thought provoking.

But there is more to what Father Dan is about. He felt called to follow a visiting Archbishop to Sierra Leone, Africa where he learned the true horrors of war on all humans - but especially children. Father was so moved by the nightmares he saw, that he got involved. As he said at a recent retreat, "These are my kids."  Father Dan runs several projects to help his kids, which can be found on his website.

One project he's working on is collecting children's books. As a children's author this appealed to me. I am currently contemplating the most effective way I can help these children.  If you have a moment, I recommend you check out the link - http://www.monsignordanielsullivan.com/ and learn more about this inspirational priest and his mission. Be sure to look into his book Walking with Jesus as well, which can be purchased  here.

8 comments:

fa0d58a2-61ff-11e0-9e6e-000bcdcb2996 said...

We had Monsignor Dan Sullivan at St. Lukes in Mint Hill NC. He is one of the most inspierational speakers I have ever met. My family and I really enjoyed the three night retreat. Although we are worried that he hasn't updated anything on his blog since 3/18/11. Nore has he answered any of the emails that my friends and I sent to him. Is He ok??

Jennifer Gladen said...

He seemed okay at the retreat we had this Lent. I know he's travelling a lot. I know he's still committed to answering all his e-mails. Check to be sure you have the right e-mail from his business card.

And yes - he is very inspirational. We thoroughly enjoyed his visit!

Roc. R said...

He actually passed away last night. He was in Florida Indialantic. Great guy. He's definitely in Heaven. -Rocco

Heather Germano said...

Monsignor Dan, blessed us immeasurably by his short and humorous and inspiring presence here in Indialantic, FL. I for one are amongst the thousands of his "fans" crying because he touched us with his presence!!

Mary Gal said...

RIP Fr. Dan Sullivan, you have touched many hearts here in FL and you'll be dearly missed, until we meet again....

rose pecora said...

I feel blessed to have been able to meet Fr. Dan. and to know that he enjoyed the biscotti I baked for him. I, as many, during his talks, laughed with him, cried with him, and now, cried for him. I was not fortunate enough to have him sign his book that I bought, however his signature will always be in my mind and heart. Rest in Peace Fr. Dan. You will be missed.

Lisa Kirkwood said...

God Bless You Father Dan !
Updated 5 minutes ago
Dear Monsignor Dan you're our MAN ! You are a star of wonder to all who have been lucky enough to be touch by your presence. We were so blessed to have you officiate our wedding ceremony at Our Lady Of The Mount in Warren. We were so overjoyed to reunite with you in October on our 25TH Anniversary weekend. WE feel so very fortunate to have known you and we will hold you and the inspiration you gave us in our hearts forever & ever !!!

Donna Daddario Sica said...

I can't begin to imagine the pain and loss Fr. Dan's family, friends, and staff are feeling right now. We had him for only Sunday Mass sermon and Monday and Tuesday nights for parish mission. His impact on people's lives is powerful, mine included. Tuesday night after his talk, he hugged me and gave me Absolution for carrying years of guilt. I will never be the same thanks to him. God Bless Fr. Dan!