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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.

2020 through 13 blogposts

BRENDAN McMANUS SJ :: A guide to the blogpost coverage of this extraordinary year of lockdowns, restrictions, isolation, and insulation

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Why lockdown is like an Ignatian retreat

BRENDAN McMANUS SJ :: A time of lockdown is often experienced as an involuntary ‘retreat'. Insights from spiritual retreats can be helpful.

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Build solid foundations: some suggestions

BRENDAN McMANUS SJ :: These Covid days are an opportunity to deepen our foundations and prepare us for weathering storms to come. Here are ten Ignatian suggestions.

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Get into the right gear!

BRENDAN McMANUS :: When the going gets tough you need to make the internal adjustment to ‘change down a gear’.

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If I were Stevie Nicks’s Spiritual Guide

Brendan McManus SJ :: What spiritual wisdom of St Ignatius would have helped Stevie Nicks navigate her journey through the treacherous waters of fame, wealth, and addiction?

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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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