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The Messenger | August 2018

The Sacred Heart Messenger magazine, Ireland’s bestselling religious magazine, is celebrating 130 years of continuous publication.

This August issue features a number of preparative articles for the Pope’s visit in August. Bishop Alan McGuckian SJ, among others, shares his thoughts and hopes for the forthcoming Pope’s visit. Patricia Higgins shares some thoughts on the Pope’s description of the family as a ‘treasure of humanity’. Alan Hilliard asks as to why Pope Francis has chosen to focus so much of his papacy on the issues of migrants. In this month’s Relink, guest contributor Will Flanagan gives us a great introduction to St Columban. Our gardening columinist Ciaran Burke highlights the garden as both haven and heaven.

August Messenger includes our regular articles such as art, architecture, cookery, crossword, prayer, young readers pages and much more.