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.

A language of pre-evangelisation

February 11, 2016

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...

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God’s abundant mercy

December 21, 2015

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,...

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God at the Registry Office

November 12, 2015

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...

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Fully alive, fully emotional

October 23, 2015

Gavin T. Murphy reflects on his emotional responses and numbness from his father's death and his friend's wedding, with surprising insights to be more fully alive.

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The love of a big hug

August 19, 2015

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: Last January Pope Francis remarked that going to confession is not like going to the dry cleaners to get a stain removed: "It’s about going to...

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A light through the darkness

June 26, 2015

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: Our humanity tells us that we are vulnerable people, that we need each other for love, intimacy and wholeness. As Christians, we believe that God is...

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