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Helping someone out of a hole

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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Vigilant of the shadow

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: The first poetic reflection on mental health for young people in line with the Jesuits' new apostolic preference.

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Shining like angels

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: A reflection on how people influence others in a myriad of positive ways: as loved ones, acquaintances, strangers, even as perceived enemies.

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Traditional music galore

DECLAN O'KEEFFE :: Students of Clongowes Wood College SJ recorded a traditional Irish music album at the Bluebird Recording Studios in County Kildare.

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Gillette and the thin skin epidemic

KEVIN HARGADEN :: The message of the Gillette ad is unexceptionable, but we should note that the company is driven by profit, not progress.

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Surviving ‘Blue Monday’

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: Six guidelines on how to endure or even transcend the third Monday of January which has become known as the bleakest day of the year.

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Bursts of loveliness

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: A reflection on a Jesuit tradition of finding God in all things through the practice of Zen Buddhist meditation.

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Mountain mindfulness: Companions

ASHLEY EVANS SJ :: The Irish Jesuit gives an account of the companions who have climbed the Scottish Highlands with him over the years, naming them the Hammer, the Horse and the Princess.

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Karl Barth 50 years on

KEVIN HARGADEN :: Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Karl Barth (as well as of Thomas Merton), one of the most important Christian voices of the last century.

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Loving my support network

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: The blogger, who lives with bipolar disorder, goes on a mission to hear and respond to the needs of those who care for him.

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