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Coffee house contemplation

BRENDAN McMANUS SJ :: A six step process to 'give your head peace' while enjoying a cup of coffee.

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Mary, model of accompaniment

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: Saint Ignatius encourages us to renew our love for Jesus by seeing how his mother loved him.

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What did Jesus teach us about Hell?

Bill Toner SJ :: Whatever the reality of Hell, the stress of the New Testament is decidedly on the eternal life of joy awaiting us and the infinite mercy of God.

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Reflecting on Jesuit times past

After reading through the 'Irish Jesuit Annual Letters' published recently, Bill Toner SJ reflects on the shape of Jesuit life in 17th century Ireland

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The Devil wears Prada: an Ignatian perspective

BRENDAN McMANUS :: The promise of glamour and prestige in the ruthless fashion industry brings the protagonist to an 'Ignatian moment' of facing the truth and making a choice

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Evil: the label and the reality

KEVIN HARGADEN :: The murder of Ana Kriegel and the rush to demonise the teenage murderers raises profound questions about the way we use the term 'evil'.

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Gently, kindly, lovingly

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: Did you know that Zen and Ignatian spirituality are strikingly similar at the level of impulses?

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Surviving anxiety in the modern world

BRENDAN McMANUS SJ & JIM DEEDS :: Ten Ignatian tips for handling anxiety and achieving good mental health as part of the upcoming feature page on spirituality and mental health.

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Spiritual defence and Game of Thrones

BRENDAN McMANUS SJ :: The Battle of Winterfell in 'Game of Thrones' brings to mind some Ignatian principles for self-protection

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Emotional health

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: The 'mysterious duel' of mourning and dancing becomes a ‘duet’ that encourages an affective life full of depth and meaning.

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