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.

Gentle gaze of Granny

October 30, 2020

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: For All Souls' Day, the writer remembers his beloved grandmother and her influence on the family.

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Rooted or uprooted?

September 30, 2020

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: What Jesus and folk rock can teach us about keeping our feet firmly on the ground.

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Peace please

September 15, 2020

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: Three ways to keep our peace this season, inspired by a retreat experience in Ards Friary, County Donegal.

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From the lighthouse

August 12, 2020

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: An Ignatian contemplation on the light of the body and an inspiring survivor of the Beirut explosion.

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Kneeling knights

August 5, 2020

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: Maintaining a humble prayer posture helps to empty ourselves and acknowledges our complete dependence.

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New life, new normal

July 6, 2020

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: Psychologists note that gratitude and increased spirituality may result from a period of quarantine or isolation.

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To everything a season

June 24, 2020

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: Ignatian-inspired reflections on one of the most important lessons of the Covid-19 crisis.

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Descending Djouce

June 9, 2020

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: A reflection on gifts and gratitude during a hike in County Wicklow.

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Contemplative nothingness

May 26, 2020

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: Looking to a solitary figure in the wilderness may speak of our pain and faith during the Covid-19 crisis.

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Contemplative joy

May 13, 2020

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: Turning to the Divine Office and a personal mantra of praise can give a new lease of life during the Covid-19 crisis.

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