spirituality

Why lockdown is like an Ignatian retreat

November 10, 2020

BRENDAN McMANUS SJ :: A time of lockdown is often experienced as an involuntary ‘retreat'. Insights from spiritual retreats can be helpful.

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Ten Ignatian tips for surviving autumn lockdown

October 27, 2020

BRENDAN McMANUS SJ :: Notes for a Zoom workshop on 'Praying your way to peace and positivity' in the latest lockdown phase

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The experience of grace: a reflection

October 21, 2020

BILL TONER SJ :: Notes for an online group reflection on the experience of God's grace, with a little help from Karl Rahner

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Build solid foundations: some suggestions

October 13, 2020

BRENDAN McMANUS SJ :: These Covid days are an opportunity to deepen our foundations and prepare us for weathering storms to come. Here are ten Ignatian suggestions.

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Get into the right gear!

September 30, 2020

BRENDAN McMANUS :: When the going gets tough you need to make the internal adjustment to ‘change down a gear’.

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Rediscovering our senses

August 6, 2020

Catherine McCann has published a new book inspired by the sensory experience of visitors to the Shekina Sculpture Garden in County Wicklow

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The sacredness of secular music

June 18, 2020

Brendan McManus SJ explains his love of music, and the intrinsic connection he feels it has with the spiritual life.

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Divine inspiration from Fleetwood Mac

June 16, 2020

BRENDAN McMANUS :: With the help of an Ignatian technique, memories of listening to Fleetwood Mac give rise to reflections on God's presence.

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Care for oneself, care for others

June 10, 2020

Brendan McManus SJ led an international webinar for educators who work in Jesuit schools on the theme of caring for oneself and one's students during the Covid-19 crisis

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Pope Video: A call to compassion

June 9, 2020

The Pope Video for June 2020 asks us to pray “that all those who suffer may find their way in life, allowing themselves to be touched by the Heart of...

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