On August 15, 2001, Deacon Sullivan was healed from a cripling spinal disorder after praying to Cardinal Newman. On July 3, 2009 Pope
Benedict XVI announced that the healing was in fact a miracle, leading to Cadinal Newman's beatification in England on September 19, 2010.
Sullivan was present acting as deacon of the beatification proclaiming the Gospel with the Pope as celebrant. Deacon Sullivan is in
possession of the only first-class relic of Newman other than the original in the Oratory Church in the UK. With it he has hosted numerous
talks about Newman, his own miracle and healing services. Deacon Sullivan conducts his ministries in Beloved honor of John H. Cardinal
Newman for his miracle that led to his ordainment and allowing him to help heal others, as well.