My Anam Cara

Posted on 07. Jun, 2018, in Achievement, Faith and Justice, Relationships2 Comments


It’s been ten years since the death of John O’Donohue, former priest, poet, philosopher and best selling author who died suddenly in France in 2008.  Best known for his book Anam Cara, of which his readers said “…he put words on things they have felt”. In this piece from Jan 2008, his friend of over 30 years, Fr. Pat O’Brien, spoke to Eileen Good about his memories of John O’Donohue.

2 responses to “My Anam Cara”

  1. Suzanne Ryder says:

    Ì am so moved to hear this interview. Thank you, Pat, for sharing from your deep friendship with John these intimate memories. From your recollection of John’s vibrant laugh to his poem Cruxifiction, I am brought to John’s extensive vision and am the better for it. Another sign of resurrection!

  2. Suzanne Ryder says:

    Imagine ten years! It is beautiful to hear this interview once again. I find myself quoting him often and to see his picture once again on his cherished landscape is wonderful. Pat knew him so well. As he said, the abiding thing is his laughter, which resounds still on another dimension of landscape. May he continue to speak to our hearts. That last piece he wrote about death could last me the rest of my life!