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The Daily Examen

The Daily Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction for us. The Examen is an ancient practice in the Church that can help us see God’s hand at work in our whole experience. The method presented here is adapted from a technique described by ...

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Spiritual Direction

Saint Ignatius, who describes himself as a pilgrim on a journey through life, tells us in his Autobiography how he frequently engaged with his fellow pilgrims in ‘spiritual conversation’. This was one of his more remarkable gifts. ‘He so adapted himself to those with whom he conversed,’ said one of his early companions, ‘that he evoked amazing movements in them. ...

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The Spiritual Exercises

The Spiritual Exercises grew out of Ignatius Loyola’s personal experience as a man seeking to grow in union with God and to discern God’s will. He kept a journal as he gained spiritual insight and deepened his spiritual experience. He added to these notes as he directed other people and discovered what “worked.” Eventually Ignatius gathered these prayers, meditations, reflections, ...

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Sacred Space Advent Retreat

Sacred Space and Pray as you go have just published an online retreat for Advent in audio and text format. The theme of the retreat ‘All the Generations’ invites visitors of both sites to reflect on the ancestors of Jesus that are recorded at the start of St Matthew’s gospel. A new session of the retreat will be made available ...

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Sharing the grief

Dr John Connolly, founder secretary of the Irish Association of Suicidology, was guest speaker in the famous old Galway bookshop Charlie Byrnes where the owner Charlie Byrne (pictured on the right) had invited Brendan McManus SJ to sign copies of his book Redemption Road: Greiving on the Camino. Margaret Tierney of Console also spoke, thanking Jesuits for donating the proceeds ...

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‘Don’t forget us’ says Syrian Jesuit

Bishop Antoine Audo SJ is the Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo and president of Caritas Syria. Recently two of his close friends, both bishops, have been kidnapped and disappeared. He’s in Ireland this week as a guest of Trocaire. He says he wants to thank the Irish people for their generous aid that’s so needed in his country. And he’s telling ...

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Do they know it’s Christmas in Maban?

John K. Guiney SJ, director of the Mission Office, has returned from South Sudan with a grim question: ‘Do they know it’s Christmas in Maban, South Sudan?’: “Christmas is coming fast and Dublin is full of bling and decoration. I am just back from Maban, a refugee camp in South Sudan where two Spanish Jesuits Pau and Alvaro lead the ...

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