Let Go and Let God
Irish Jesuit Brendan McManus’ latest book The Way to Manresa, has just been published by Loyola Press, Chicago. In this second part of his story, he compares some of the spiritual understandings of his Ignatian Camino with the Twelve Steps Program, recognising how he needed to “Let Go and Let God”.
The book is the story of Brendan’s experiences along the Ignatian Camino in Spain, which runs for 600km from Loyola to Manresa, following the journey that St Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits, made after his spiritual awakening in his home at Loyola.
Brendan’s first book, Redemption Road: Grieving on the Camino, is based on his pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago, which he undertook to try and come to terms with the death of his brother by suicide.
Here he talks with Pat Coyle about how he had to let go of all the expectations that he had for the trip and learn to embrace the lessons that were in front of him.