The publishing organisation of the Jesuits in Ireland.

Letter from Elizabeth

Elizabeth Foley is our Promoters Coordinator and maintains regular contact with the thousands of promoters who support and distribute The Sacred Heart Messenger magazine around Ireland.  Her regular newsletters throughout the year proved so popular that we now also reproduce them as a blog here on our website, for all to enjoy!

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The Month of Mary

Since I was a small child, May has meant Mary. In school we always had the May altar in our classroom, and we took turns bringing in flowers and looking after it. Every day we sang hymns to Mary and at home we said the rosary most evenings or attended devotions and benediction in our

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Jesus and the Centurion

OVER THE past weeks I have been thinking and praying a lot about faith. Christian faith is a central element of our lives and a theme that Jesus brings the reader back to over and over again in the Gospels. I have read through the parables and gospel passages where Jesus praises a person for

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An Interview with God

IT WAS early morning, not long after nine, and I was travelling the roads of Co. Down to visit a promoter. The sun was low in the sky, and the sea was calm with waves gently lapping the shore. Though it was grey and the sky was cloudy, the sun shone with such a resilient

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‘Martyrdom is not just a phenomenon of the past but continues, and is even increasing, in today’s world. Eighty percent of all acts of religious persecution around the world today are being committed against Christians.’ – Archbishop Eamon Martin HAVE YOU ever noticed how a song or a hymn or a verse of poetry, that

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Into the New Year – January 2020

    I can’t believe that another year has ended and a new one is beginning. Perhaps, like me, you feel that the years seem to pass more quickly as you get older. There’s no time to change old habits! This New Year fills me with hope. In the Gospels we see that each time

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