Brendan McManus SJ

Belfast book launch draws big crowd

November 13, 2023

Veteran journalist and author Alf McCreery was guest speaker at the Belfast launch of 'Brothers in Arms'- a journey along the Ignatian Camino..

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Praying with anxiety: Ignatian survival tips

October 10, 2023

BRENDAN McMANUS SJ :: Anxiety is not from God and is not good for people. Tips from Ignatian spirituality for dealing with it.

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Ignatianised on the Camino

October 3, 2023

A taxi driver from Dublin and a Jesuit priest walk the Ignatian Camino together. What could possibly go wrong?

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Comfortably numb

August 22, 2023

BRENDAN McMANUS SJ :: Being numb seems like a pleasant state in that it avoids pain but it also avoids life and the unpredictability, and any real happiness.

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Sinéad: Being real with God

August 21, 2023

Reflections on the sadly departed Sinéad O'Connor were being shared recently in the Milltown Park Jesuit community when it was recalled that she had studied theology at the Milltown Institute

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‘Music for the soul’ from the archives

August 10, 2023

Brendan McManus SJ speaks about how music is the 'royal road to the heart' that helps us get through some of the hardest moments in our lives.

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‘Brothers in Arms’ – Ignatian Camino book

July 3, 2023

Messenger's latest title is part travelogue, part Camino-prep, and part hands-on guide to the basics of Ignatian spirituality.

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Twelve things I learned accompanying pilgrims

June 26, 2023

BRENDAN McMANUS SJ :: A reflection on listening to people's stories at the Camino pilgrim reception centre, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, this summer.

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Keeping the Camino alive back home

June 19, 2023

Brendan McManus SJ, volunteer at the pilgrim reception centre in Santiago, offers Ignatian principles to help people find God back at home.

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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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