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It’s not about the gear!

BRENDAN MCMANUS :: The real magic is disconnecting from all but the most basic technology, getting back into your body and finding some priceless inner peace.

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Journeying with Jesuits

Seven young men and two Jesuits experienced the highs and lows of pilgrimage in County Mayo

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Men wanted for mini-pilgrimage

Brendan McManus SJ is organising a three-day pilgrimage from Ballintubber to the top of Croagh Patrick over the August bank holiday

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Sharing pilgrim wisdom

Brendan McManus SJ was in the US recently, giving a retreat on 'Pilgrimage as an Essential Ignatian Activity’

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An Irish Camino challenge

Brendan McManus SJ and Eddie Cosgrove SJ are offering an Irish Camino experience with a difference this summer

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‘Going forward’ on the Camino

CHRIS LUMB :: The headmaster of Clongowes reflects ahead of his pilgrimage with students and staff in the footsteps of St Ignatius Loyola.

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The Camino – a spiritual shortcut?

Professor Piotr Roszak, an enthusiastic proponent of the Camino pilgrimage, lectured to a full house in the Loyola Institute, Trinity College Dublin

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Redemption Road: Grieving on the Camino

Struggling to come to terms with his brother’s suicide, Jesuit priest Brendan McManus decides to walk the Camino de Santiago, the famous Spanish pilgrimage route, where he undergoes a profoundly transformative journey of rebirth and renewal that moves through grief and anger to hope, gratitude and acceptance.

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Time for straight talking

“When someone dies by suicide we ask ‘why did it happen?’ And we need to say to each other that we do not know and we never know.” So said Professor Jim Lucey, psychiatrist and Medical Director of St Patrick’s Hospital, during a powerful talk (listen here) at the launch of Brendan McManus SJ’s book Redemption Road, Grieving on the ...

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Brendan McManus SJ

Brendan McManus’ love of walking and pilgrimage comes from being raised on a farm in Lisnaskea, in Northern Ireland. After studying psychology and I.T. at university, he worked in the UK’s computer industry as an interface designer with Hewlett Packard. The desolation he felt with the ‘yuppie’ way of life forced him to resign and subsequently join the Jesuits in ...

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