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Redemption Road: Grieving on the Camino

Struggling to come to terms with his brother’s suicide, Jesuit priest Brendan McManus decides to walk the Camino de Santiago, the famous Spanish pilgrimage route, where he undergoes a profoundly transformative journey of rebirth and renewal that moves through grief and anger to hope, gratitude and acceptance.

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Time for straight talking

“When someone dies by suicide we ask ‘why did it happen?’ And we need to say to each other that we do not know and we never know.” So said Professor Jim Lucey, psychiatrist and Medical Director of St Patrick’s Hospital, during a powerful talk (listen here) at the launch of Brendan McManus SJ’s book Redemption Road, Grieving on the ...

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Brendan McManus SJ

Brendan McManus’ love of walking and pilgrimage comes from being raised on a farm in Lisnaskea, in Northern Ireland. After studying psychology and I.T. at university, he worked in the UK’s computer industry as an interface designer with Hewlett Packard. The desolation he felt with the ‘yuppie’ way of life forced him to resign and subsequently join the Jesuits in ...

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