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    Brendan McManus, SJ

    Brendan McManus, SJ, is an avid hiker whose love of pilgrimage emerged during his Jesuit training when he and a companion begged their way across northern Spain. In 2011 he walked the Camino de Santiago in memory of his brother who died by suicide. He currently works in spirituality in Belfast and is the author of several books, including Redemption Road and The Way to Manresa.

    Brendanā€™s Books

    • The Way to Manresa: Discoveries Along the Ignatian Camino
    • Finding God in the Mess: Meditations for Mindful Living
    • Redemption Road: From Grief to Peace through Walking the Camino de Santiago

    Why I Left IT to Join the Jesuits

    Editorā€™s note: Throughout July, weā€™re celebratingĀ 31 Days with St. Ignatius,Ā a month-long celebration of Ignatian spirituality. In addition to theĀ calendar of Ignatian articles found here, posts onĀ dotMagisĀ this month will explore...

    Five Steps to Transform Negativity Through Prayer

    St. Ignatius, who initially knew life as a vain soldier and courtier, was able to turn his superficial life around by attending to his inner life of thoughts, desires,...

    Living Through COVID as a Retreat

    Editorā€™s note: Throughout July, weā€™re celebrating 31 Days with St. Ignatius, a month-long celebration of Ignatian spirituality. In addition to the calendar of Ignatian articles found here, posts on...

    Two Hints for Recognizing the Two Ignatian Movements of Consolation and Desolation

    The two key movements in Ignatian spirituality are consolation and desolation. These terms can be difficult to understand as their meanings seem to shift and depend on the context...