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The Messenger | January 2020


Routed in Ignatian spirituality and catholic social teaching, The Sacred Heart Messenger covers a wide range of articles, observations and reflective prayer which give us food for thought in today’s materialistic world.

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January 2020

This new year brings a prayer from Pope Francis through his Worldwide Network of Prayer for peace and justice in the world. Writing on this ecumenical desire, Tom Layden SJ encourages people from all faiths and none to unite in our diversity and common desire for peace. Tapping the zeitgeist of climate change concern, Kevin Hargaden wonders whether the recent Extinction Rebellion protests were extreme enough in their actions given the bleak ecological reality we face; and Vincent Sherlock, peering into the mystery of what a new year may bring, finds reassurance in the word HOPE and how it can guide our actions and resolutions. Our RE:LINK supplement explores the importance of signs and symbols in our Christian communications.

Regular features include gardening, crossword, prayer, young readers pages and a recipe from one of our readers for a scrumptious Apple Pudding.


A pull-out supplement for teenagers and younger readers that addresses the subject and concerns of Catholicism today. RE:LINK supports the Junior Cert curriculum and is an educational resource for all teachers of Religion Studies.

In the January RE:LINK supplement, Faith Quille gives an A-z of Christian symbols and their meanings – a very handy resource for the classroom!