Editor’s Welcome!

Welcome to the new Sacred Heart Messenger website! This is the latest venture of a magazine that first appeared on 6 January, 1888. It has been in print continuously ever since, becoming a staple in Irish homes that has endured for generations.

In 1888, it cost all of one penny per copy, or one shilling for the year. Postage was free. Today, the Messenger is also available online, and now reaches a loyal following all over the world.

In the first year of its life, promoters of the Messenger carried copies to 9,000 homes throughout Ireland. Today, we reach 70,000 readers each month, which makes the Messenger probably the biggest-selling magazine in the land. Then and now, it has only had one message: that God loves his people.

John Looby SJ, Editor