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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.

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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Spiritual defence and Game of Thrones

BRENDAN McMANUS SJ :: The Battle of Winterfell in 'Game of Thrones' brings to mind some Ignatian principles for self-protection

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Three chords and the truth

BRENDAN McMANUS  :: A review of 'Wild Rose', the 'redemption story' of a country music singer.

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Film review: Blinded by the light

BRENDAN McMANUS :: Review of 'Blinded by the light', a gem of a movie in which Javed, a Pakistani boy growing up in Thatcher's Britain, turns for meaning to the music of Bruce Springsteen.

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It’s not about the gear!

BRENDAN MCMANUS :: The real magic is disconnecting from all but the most basic technology, getting back into your body and finding some priceless inner peace.

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Helping someone out of a hole

BRENDAN McMANUS SJ :: When someone is in a hole, find a way to help them without getting into the hole yourself!

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The Jesuit smartphone

BRENDAN McMANUS :: If Ignatius were alive today he would find lots of valuable uses for a smartphone, but he would use it with discernment

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