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The Way to Manresa: Discoveries along the Ignatian Camino


Brendan McManus SJ

‘…an introduction to an individual journey and an invitation to interpret experience in the light of the Ignatian spiritual tradition…a ready and rousing recommendation.’   The Furrow

‘There is wisdom here in dealing with the struggle to let go of plans and expectations… McManus’s central message is that letting go of control allows God in.’    The Irish News

We have all had experience of when plans and expectations don’t go according to plan. This book is a roadmap for those seeking to make sense of these occasions and reinterpret it in God’s eyes that allows for new life and meaning.

The author brings us along the Camino Ignacio in Spain. On the way, we take in key Ignatian sites such as Loyola, Naverette and Manresa, giving even more insight into Ignatius’ own experience as a pilgrim. Part travel guide, part spirituality guide and part autobiography, this is an ideal book for the armchair pilgrim.

Read Brendan’s blog on the Jesuits in Ireland website here


Brendan McManus SJ works as a Spiritual Director and retreat giver in Belfast. He has published a number of books with Messenger Publications:
Brothers in Arms
Channelling the Inner Fire
Contemplating the Camino
Surviving Suicide Bereavement

Books co-authored with Jim Deeds
Discover God Daily,
Finding God in the Mess.  (Award-winning bestseller)
Deeper into the Mess.

210 x 140mm