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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My year with Micheál Mac Gréil SJ

February 8, 2023

EOIN GARRETT :: Working full-time as Micheál Mac Gréil's assistant from 1972-73 was mind-broadening – a most valuable education.

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On Heaney, home and homecoming

January 26, 2023

DERMOT ROANTREE [STUDIES] :: Seamus Heaney's modernism is defended from those who would see him as provincial, in a 1986 essay in Studies by Richard Kearney.

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Pope Francis is a sign of God’s love

January 25, 2023

SUNNY JACOB SJ :: The Pope, even in his physical pain, is a model of hope in our troubled world, intent on sharing true joy with those he meets.

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Garret Fitzgerald on the European project

January 12, 2023

JOHN BIRD :: Ireland joined the EEC 50 years ago. Garret Fitzgerald helped pave the way to this event, as his 1962 article in the Jesuit journal 'Studies' shows.

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