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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.

Calling from the grave

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: The path of fragility turns pain into gentleness and it is a transformational force that is needed in our society.

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Ignatian wisdom for loving life

Gavin T. Murphy :: Ignatian wisdom has been a key element in my journey towards loving mental illness and loving life. I present a few gems that may work for you too.

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Blessedly funny

Gavin T. Murphy :: I look into the personality of Blessed Elect John Sullivan to reveal how his wit was compatible with his holiness.

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Young people keeping the faith

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: I went on a quest to find out the truth about the existence or non-existence of faith among our youth.

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It is good to judge like Pope Francis judges

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: Pope Francis is a straight talker. He does not intend to trample on people’s toes, rather he makes judgements for the sound mental health of the general population.

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Expanding my Catholic circle

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: I actively engaged with a number of Catholic groups over the last few months. I share my experience which encompasses a shared familiarity of the divine.

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A language of pre-evangelisation

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: The late Michael Paul Gallagher SJ spoke of a language of pre-evangelisation that is needed today. In the same vein I want to speak about the language of my own journey.

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God’s abundant mercy

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: It is never too late to receive God’s unlimited forgiveness, no matter how wayward we have been. All it takes is an acknowledgement of our humanity, for our cracks to be filled with God’s light.

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God at the Registry Office

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: I felt alive at my sister’s wedding yesterday, a civil marriage ceremony in Dublin City Hall. And I felt a deep sense of the presence of God.

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