On The Way again

May 25, 2023

BRENDAN McMANUS SJ :: The 2010 movie 'The Way', with Martin Sheen, about pilgrims on the Camino has been re-released. It's as fresh and poignant as ever.

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Eavan Boland on women poets in Ireland

April 28, 2023

JOHN BIRD [STUDIES] :: Renowned Irish poet Eavan Boland died three years ago this April. Her essay in Studies on Irish women poets is published here.

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Living with remorse

April 5, 2023

BILL TONER SJ :: We can judge ourselves harshly and be plagued for years by the thought of past acts we are ashamed of. Should we not cut ourselves some...

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The re-birth of Patrick Kavanagh

March 29, 2023

JOHN BIRD :: A look at Kavanagh's fascinating essay in 'Studies' (1959) about his transformation on the banks of the Grand Canal after his cancer treatment.

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Getting your head right

March 20, 2023

BRENDAN McMANUS SJ :: St Ignatius Loyola came to understand the value of awareness during moments of chaos; he looked at his inner world of thoughts and feelings.

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Kickstart your Lenten resolutions with this hack

March 13, 2023

BRENDAN McMANUS SJ :: Becoming conscious of where we are with our Lenten resolutions and reflecting on what God wants enables us to find consolation.

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Thinking ahead to Ireland’s future

March 7, 2023

DERMOT ROANTREE :: What kind of Ireland do we want in 2030? Many concrete issues need attention, but most of all we must ask from where we will draw our...

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Compassionate presence meditation

March 7, 2023

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: A mind-body-heart meditation with an invitation to turn to our source of compassion with music, imagery, energy and love.

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All kinds of rainbows

February 21, 2023

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: A poem about meditation that includes 'dropping into' the body to experience a wise and compassionate presence within.

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Ireland’s missed opportunity

February 14, 2023

JOHN BIRD [STUDIES] :: AE (George Russell), a contributor to Ireland's cultural revival, lamented the destruction wrought by 'the champions of physical violence'.

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