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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.

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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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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