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This May issue contains a blessing from Pope Francis for the readers and promoters of The Sacred Heart Messenger magazine. SEAMUS CLAFFEY discusses the Pope’s prayer for creativity in this month’s evangelisation. EILEEN KANE explores the symbolism of the ‘new Eve’, Mary Queen of Heaven, in The Madonna of the Rose Bower by Stefan Lochner. In Re:link, FAITH QUILLE takes a closer look at the gift of ‘Wonder and Awe’. Gardening columnist CIARAN BURKE tells us to beware of sudden frosts in May that can catch out even the most experienced gardener. May Messenger includes our regular articles such as the Pope’s intention, art, architecture, cookery, crossword, prayer, young readers pages and much more.
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Masterpieces of Christian Art: The Madonna of the Rose Bower by by Eileen Kane

Feature: Youth Synod by by Gerard Gallagher

Feature: Greening the Shopping Basket by by Eco-congregation Ireland

CONTENTS a selection

From the Editor: What do you mean? by Donal Neary SJ

Pope's Intention: Faith is what we do by Seamus Claffey

Feature: May and Mary by John Scally

The Book of Psalms: The Prayer of Jesus on the Cross by Martin Hogan

Masterpieces of Christian Art: The Madonna of the Rose Bower by Eileen Kane

Feature: Youth Synod by Gerard Gallagher

Historic Churches: Monkstown Quaker Meeting House by Christopher Moriarty

Feature: A Blessing from Pope Francis

Feature: Pandemic: Who Suffers by Kevin Hargaden

Relink: Confirmation Gift of 'Wonder & Awe' by Faith Quille

Feature: Port Arthur by Alan Hilliard

Gardening: Mercurial May by Ciaran Burke

Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving Letters

Thanksgiving Story: A Kindness I'll Never Forget Anon

Cookery: Summer Salads and Sweet Treats by Marie McGuirk

Crosswords:

Young Readers' Pages:

Feature: Does God have skin? by Philip Fogarty SJ

Feature: Mary: Smile of Joy by Thomas Casey SJ

In the Master's Footsteps: Blessed Bartola Longo by John Murray

Poem: Unending Play by James Smyth SJ

Feature: Irish Immigrants at Stamford Hill by Paul O'Reilly SJ

Calendar:

Reflection: by Donal Neary SJ

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