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(This site has been prepared and is maintained by Hugo MacOscar)

Thanks for joining me!
“Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.”— Izaak Walton

“ I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And he replied: “Go out into the darkness and place thine hand into the hand of God.That for thee, shall be better than light and safer than the known way.” M. Louise Haskins (1908)” .

From “Darkness into light” is certainly not the most original of titles, but hopefully it will provide me with  some sort of starting point for this “new blog”. In hosting and maintaining it, I not only hope to learn something of the technical side of the blogging world, but also hope to rediscover the discipline and order that writing and journalling has brought me over the past two years. I have grown to love and appreciate the insight and peace this “hobby” has brought me and seek to rediscover that grace.


Throughout this time I have  followed a Diploma in Spirituality/Spiritual Direction, facilitated by Dublin’s “Manresa” Jesuit Retreat House and certified by Maynoooth University. This course presented me with many challenging moments but also provoked many moments of deep thought with valuable periods of reflection on my life and that vast often confusing area which we refer to as spirituality.


Maintaining this blog will motivate and commit me to the revisiting of my learning and permit me to once again appreciate  the liberating impact of my first encounter with Ignatian spirituality, and even more importantly,  the encounter my “true self”.