‘I have come that you may have life, and have it to the full’

This is a difficult blog to write due to word-count limitation! It is a blog book-ended with coming to terms with compulsory redundancy and the passing of Liam while my family and I celebrated the great joy of new beginnings starting with a wedding, an engagement and then the arrival of Sorcha Keegan, five-week premature. []
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What is Spiritual Guidance?

It occurred to me when preparing to write this blog to tell you about spiritual guidance and what it means.  To do so, I need to give you a very brief overview of its history. Spiritual guidance has several titles such as: “Spiritual Direction”; “Spiritual Accompaniment” or Anam Cara (Soul friend, in Irish). It has []
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Who do you want to become for 2018?

Welcoming in the New Year is full of resolutions, lasting perhaps a week or at most a month.  It can also be a time for more serious goal-setting with statements such as: “I’ve decided to go back to back to college” or “I’ve decided to change jobs” etc.  Whether it be resolutions or specific goals []
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An Epiphany – A Tale Of Three Parts

Part 1 At the last ‘Open Mic’, I shared about a family I had the privilege of meeting during the course of my work in one of our Food Banks.  I shared prematurely because I hadn’t fully unpacked the impact this encounter had had on my heart –  in fact it took another two weeks []
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A Reflection on the “Word” and the Trinity

I was reading a text book by Paulo Freire called: Pedagogy of the Oppressed which was once core reading back in the day when I was studying Community Development and Education.  This time around, I suddenly found myself reading it in the light of Scripture and then the text blew me away. I will do []
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“I AM THE ‘WAY’…

These past few weeks have been an incredible journey of awe, gratitude, adventure and the Lord’s companionship. I started a new Masters in Applied Spirituality in Milltown, followed by my first sliver of a walk on the Camino, deliberately ‘solo mio’ as they say. One of the tasks given to us students after our intensive []
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Oneness in a hurting world

I was having my home decorated three weeks ago which did not go down too well with my cat Crystal. In fact, she climbed over my balcony and dropped about seven feet to escape the upset, she was absolutely terrified.  Since then, I’ve been trying to trap her using an actual trap from Cat’s Aid []
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“Take the plank out of your own eye first”

I’ve been spending a lot of time reflecting on the outcome of Brexit but not necessarily from a ‘political’ point of view.  For me, the under-belly of this narrative is a cohort of working-class people – the disenfranchised, finding a voice having being ignored for so long.  I’m not clear if the outcome attained was []
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Transformative ‘No’

There’s a wonderful poem by Rumi called “The Howling Necessity” where the protagonist is asked: “Why did you stop praising?” “Because I’ve never heard anything back”. “This longing you express is the return message”. “Listen to the moan of a dog for its master. That whining is the connection”. Throughout the various quests in my []
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“YES” as Transformation

In preparing for this blog, I was reflecting on the importance of saying “Yes”. In my reflections I recognised that to make transformation a reality continually lived, was contingent on my ‘Yes’ to life itself and ‘Yes’ to using my innate gifts and talents. In so doing, I could then trust that I was co-creating []
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