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 has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)

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