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Mountain mindfulness: The climb

ASHLEY EVANS SJ :: The Irish Jesuit draws a striking parallel between his experience climbing Sgurr Nan Each mountain in Scotland and completing the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola.

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Jesuits and the influenza, 1918-19

Jesuits and their schools were not immune to the ravages of the influenza outbreak which killed 100 million people just after World War I

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The Jesuit smartphone

BRENDAN McMANUS :: If Ignatius were alive today he would find lots of valuable uses for a smartphone, but he would use it with discernment

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The meaning and mystery of Kairos

DECLAN O'KEEFFE :: The annual Kairos retreat at Clongowes Wood College opened students' eyes to the value of Christian faith as lived and experienced in a community.

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Minding myself, minding others

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: For people with mental illness, there are certain critical considerations when it comes to living with others.

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“Stay in consolation”

BRENDAN McMANUS :: Pope Francis urged Irish Jesuits to ‘stay in consolation’ in relation to prayer and the spiritual life. This means much more than merely 'Stay positive'.

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‘To live this mission in our broken world’

DECLAN O'KEEFFE :: Educators of Jesuit schools were nourished in their mission as they followed the footsteps of Saint Ignatius on the streets of Spain and Rome.

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“Hans, are we the baddies?”

KEVIN HARGADEN :: There are nearly 10,000 people homeless in Ireland but a vast amount of property left idle. When activists try to do something, the only official response is strong-arm disruption and arrests. So who are the baddies?

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