John O’Donohue 1954-2008

Andy Espin P19#1#I met John O’Donohue only last year but he made a big impact on me. A funny, deep thinking, profound man who never wasted words but often channeled them into searching poetry like Beannacht (“Blessing”) that I published on this blog (with permission) and used as a prayer in a number of conferences last year. You can also find it the book Anam Cara: A book of Celtic Wisdom.

The way he introduced himself to the crowd at Greenbelt Festival was memorable. He said “I was a Catholic priest for . . . ohh . . Jesus . . . 19 years!”

My Irish mate Gareth Higgins, who introduced me to John, knew him quite well and has the skinny on John O’Donohue

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Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.

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