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.

Coffee house contemplation

December 11, 2019

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

November 15, 2019

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

October 30, 2019

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

October 22, 2019

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

October 9, 2019

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

September 9, 2019

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...

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It’s not about the gear!

August 28, 2019

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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15 aphorisms I wish I knew at 15 (Ignatian rules of thumb)

June 11, 2019

BRENDAN McMANUS  ::  Fifteen wise Ignatian insights to help negotiate the crooked paths of ordinary life.

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Helping someone out of a hole

March 7, 2019

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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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’: a reflection on the movements

November 20, 2018

BRENDAN McMANUS :: An Ignatian reflection on the life of Freddie Mercury in the light of 'Bohemian Rhapsody', Briyan Singer's 2018 film

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