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.

Build solid foundations: some suggestions

October 13, 2020

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!

September 30, 2020

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

August 20, 2020

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

June 21, 2020

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

June 16, 2020

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

May 5, 2020

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

April 27, 2020

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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40 Ignatian-themed movies to see before you die

February 26, 2020

BRENDAN McMANUS SJ :: Using Ignatian spirituality to look at how movies may reflect transcendental values

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Ignatian guide to tackling depression

February 4, 2020

BRENDAN McMANUS SJ :: Inspired by the life of Saint Ignatius and modern psychology to keep balance in our mental health.

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Hanging up the boots

January 21, 2020

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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