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March 18, 2018

Mary McAleese ‘The time is now for Change in the Church’

I found this on Philip Chircop’s blog and felt it worth sharing with Companions. Kevin G Philip writes, ‘From what I understand this conference was originally scheduled to be held at the Vatican. Late in […]
February 23, 2015

Companions is now on Facebook!

You can now follow us on Facebook! The page has been set up for members to share information and resources to support us in our ministry of giving the Spiritual Exercises. We warmly welcome your […]
November 14, 2014

Spirituality and Vulnerability

As part of its purpose Spiritual Direction enables a person to find and affirm their own identity, particularly in relation with God. When I attended a symposium hosted by L’Arche in Melbourne on October 3rd […]
May 24, 2014

BL BR FRANCISCO GARATE

Situated just a few metres from the Loyola Holy House, is the birthplace of another famous Jesuit Brother Garate who was born in 1857 and joined the Jesuits in 1873. His entire life was devoted […]
May 23, 2014

CHAPEL OF CONVERSION – IN THE HOLY HOUSE AT LOYOLA

The members of the 2014 Ignatian Immersion travelled to Loyola the birthplace of St Ignatius last week as part of their course.  Here we saw the Manor House (or the Holy House as it is […]
May 23, 2014

THE PONT VELL (The Old Bridge)

One of the most beautiful  landmarks in Manresa is the Pont Vell (or the Old Brige).  This medieval bridge from the 12th or 13th century crosses the Cardoner Riveer at the entrance to the City […]
May 11, 2014

LA COVA (THE CAVE) MANRESA

The Cave, over which the present day Retreat House of La Cova Sant Ignasi in Manresa, is built has special significance for the Jesuits and has been considered a sacred space for those devoted to […]
May 9, 2014

HE SAW THE MOST HOLY TRINITY IN THE FORM OF THREE MUSICAL NOTES

The Autobiography of St Ignatius records his great devotion to the Holy Trinity. One particular elevation of his understanding of the Holy Trinity happened on the steps of the Monastery of St Clare, not far […]
May 6, 2014

THE EYES OF HIS UNDERSTANDING BEGAN TO BE OPEN

One of the significant experiences that St Ignatius had in Manresa occurred while he was gazing at the Cardoner River.  Here is how this experience is recorded in the Autobiography.  “One he was going out […]
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