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Pope Francis uses verbs a good deal in his prayer, urging us to live our Christian life in an active and dynamic way. In our February Messenger, Alan Hilliard observes that the Holy Father asks us to hear the cries of migrants and refugees so we can all advance in solidarity with ‘humble and practical steps’; ahead of Catholic Schools Week, Msgr Dan O’Connor episcopal vicar for education in the Dublin archdiocese reflects on the place of the Catholic school in the life of the parish and Noel Keating, volunteer coordinator for Christian Meditation Ireland, examines the distinct spiritual benefits Christian meditation can have for schoolchildren. Our RE:LINK supplement examines the origins and current practices of Lent.  Regular features include gardening, crossword, prayer, young readers pages and a recipe from one of our readers for a Kirkfell Fruit Cake.  

Feature: Catholic Schools Week by Msgr Dan O'Connor

Feature: Christian Meditation with Children: A Gift for Life by Noel Keating

Feature: Dementia and Family Care by Ann Marie Lee

CONTENTS a selection

Editorial: Waiting by Donal Neary SJ

Pope's Intention: A Cry for Help by Alan Hilliard

Faithbook: Mercy Alive! by Sean O'Rourke

Letters of St Paul: Romans by Wilfrid Harrington OP

Masterpieces of Christian Art: Creation of the Animals by Eileen Kane

Feature: Hidden Homelessness by Peter McVerry SJ

Historic Places of Worship: St Kevin's Hollywood by Christopher Moriarty

Feature: Well-being, Faith and Fresh Starts by Tina McGrath

RE:LINK: Lent: Origins and Current Practice by Faith Quille

Thanksgiving Letters:

Feature: Ordinary Words John Cullen

Feature: The Power of Good Example by Aideen Madden

Cookery: Kirkfell Fruit Cake


Young Readers Pages:

Gardening: February Fracas by Helen Dillon

Feature: Climate Action by Ciara Murphy

Young People of Faith: Chiara Badano John Murray

Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network: Linking our Life with God

Feature: In the Mourning is the Dance by Gavin T Murphy

What We Believe: Is Believing Exceptional? Nikolaas Sintobin SJ


Apostleship of Prayer, Catholic Schools Week, Chiara Badano, Christian, Christian Art, Christian Meditation, Climate action, Dementia, Faith Quille, Helen Dillon, Homelessness, Jesuits, Justice, Laudato Si', Meditation, Mercy, Migrants and Refugees, Places of Worship, Pope’s intention, prayer guidance, Re:link, Resources for Junior certificate, Social Justice, Spirituality, St Ignatius of Loyola, Young People, YOUNG READERS PAGES, Youth