Gavin T. Murphy

Gardening with Peter

January 16, 2024

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: A tribute to the late Peter Hannan SJ, wonderful gardener and spiritual teacher, who showed three ways toward love, intimacy and happiness.

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We are gold

August 29, 2023

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: Experiencing the kindness of a colleague inspired me to meditate on how God might treat us in every aspect of our lives.

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A summer meditation

June 12, 2023

The 'summer breeze meditation', published in Messenger magazine, tunes into the rhythm of the summer breeze and a gentle inner experience.

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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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Zen spirit in poetry

October 5, 2022

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: Two poems on themes of relationships and career/work attempt to answer the question, 'Why engage in Zen practice today?'

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September 14, 2022

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: A friend's song helps recovery from an encounter with an 'aggressive man' and prompts a journey of growth and discovery.

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Comfort in the discomfort

August 22, 2022

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: The Story of the Good Samaritan suggests that taking risks to be close to people brings meaning and happiness, even in the ugliness of life.

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A man deeply in love with God

July 26, 2022

'Pedro Arrupe: A Heart Larger than the World' by Brian Grogan SJ illuminates the inspirational leader's profound relationship with God.

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Praying with the boy Jesus

May 24, 2022

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: A gospel contemplation on the 12-year-old Jesus in the Temple, inviting people to draw from their experiences of 'missing and cherishing'.

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