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Brendan McManus SJ

Fermanagh-born Brendan McManus SJ works in the area of spirituality and spiritual accompaniment. He is the author of Redemption Road: Grieving on the Camino, a highly-praised personal reflection on healing and recovery. It deals with Brendan’s experience on the Camino pilgrimage as part of his effort to come to terms with his brother’s suicide.

Songs to survive lockdown

BRENDAN McMANUS :: Music's unique ability to reach our hearts and souls is all the more needed in these days of anxiety and pressure. So, a lockdown playlist...

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Divine inspiration from Fleetwood Mac

BRENDAN McMANUS :: With the help of an Ignatian technique, memories of listening to Fleetwood Mac give rise to reflections on God's presence.

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Resurrection in dark times

BRENDAN McMANUS SJ :: The death-resurrection experience of Jesus, is a continual process that marks our lives and shapes our Covid-19 world.

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Praying with grief in a Covid-19 world

BRENDAN McMANUS SJ and JIM DEEDS :: Reflections and prayers to help the bereaved to come to terms with grief, made harder than ever by the coronavirus lockdown

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Hanging up the boots

BRENDAN McMANUS SJ :: After years of leading pilgrimages, letting go of this leadership role has turned out to be a good thing.

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Coffee house contemplation

BRENDAN McMANUS SJ :: A six step process to 'give your head peace' while enjoying a cup of coffee.

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The Devil wears Prada: an Ignatian perspective

BRENDAN McMANUS :: The promise of glamour and prestige in the ruthless fashion industry brings the protagonist to an 'Ignatian moment' of facing the truth and making a choice

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Surviving anxiety in the modern world

BRENDAN McMANUS SJ & JIM DEEDS :: Ten Ignatian tips for handling anxiety and achieving good mental health as part of the upcoming feature page on spirituality and mental health.

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