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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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Morning prayer for Mental Health Week

ANNE MARIE DOLAN :: The role that Ignatian spirituality can play in the positive mental health of young people and the greatest gift of all – time.

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Three chords and the truth

BRENDAN McMANUS  :: A review of 'Wild Rose', the 'redemption story' of a country music singer.

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Meditative joy

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: A contemplation on the two Marys who witness the risen Jesus and their experience of a deeper level of consolation.

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Film review: Blinded by the light

BRENDAN McMANUS :: Review of 'Blinded by the light', a gem of a movie in which Javed, a Pakistani boy growing up in Thatcher's Britain, turns for meaning to the music of Bruce Springsteen.

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Consoling silence

GAVIN T. MURPHY :: A contemplation on how Mary Magdalen turns to God in the depth of her heart before meeting the risen Jesus, in line with the Jesuits' new apostolic preference for young people.

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