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Gavin T. Murphy

Gavin Thomas Murphy (BS Psychology, MA Applied Spirituality) is a Dubliner and writer on Ignatian Spirituality. He was educated by the Jesuits in Ireland and the US, and spent time as a Jesuit novice in the UK. He also practises Zen meditation.

Soft gaze

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: A mother's love for her child from a psycho-spiritual perspective.

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Deeply-felt awareness

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: A meditation on good and evil from the Spiritual Exercises gives us confidence to live a life of freedom and lasting happiness.

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The book of joy

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: Three pieces of wisdom from a ground-breaking book on lasting happiness in a changing world.

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Mary, model of accompaniment

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: Saint Ignatius encourages us to renew our love for Jesus by seeing how his mother loved him.

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Gently, kindly, lovingly

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: Did you know that Zen and Ignatian spirituality are strikingly similar at the level of impulses?

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Emotional health

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: The 'mysterious duel' of mourning and dancing becomes a ‘duet’ that encourages an affective life full of depth and meaning.

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Meditative joy

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: A contemplation on the two Marys who witness the risen Jesus and their experience of a deeper level of consolation.

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Consoling silence

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: A contemplation on how Mary Magdalen turns to God in the depth of her heart before meeting the risen Jesus, in line with the Jesuits' new apostolic preference for young people.

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Celebrating mental health

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: A true entrepreneur or spiritual leader knows how to stay connected with their inner flame and uses a variety of meditative exercises to enhance performance.

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Endurance through pain

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: A contemplation on the faithfulness of Mary to her son before and after his resurrection, to accompany young people in the creation of a hope-filled future.

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