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The Messenger | July 2019


Routed in Ignation 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.

€1.75 + p&p The August issue of Messenger covers a range of topical subjects. Addressing the theme of solidarity with those who are most poor and neglected – the focus of the Pope’s intention for June – Fr Vincent Sherlock writes that we need to do better by those who have fallen on or were born into hard times; Kevin Hargaden distinguishes the migrant from the tourist or the pilgrim as being driven by necessity rather than seeking a destination or pursuing the journey; there is a thought-provoking article on the need for care within the Christian community for the separated and divorced; and to mark the month of the Sacred Heart, FR ALAN HILLIARD proffers a new view of the Heart of Christ today. RE:LINK, our resource supplement for RE studies, covers religious groups in the time of Jesus Christ as an exam revision topic. The June Messenger also includes an article about Edel Quinn, continuing our series on women who have influenced Church and state life plus regular articles such as art, cookery, crossword, prayer, young readers pages and much more.

Feature: Tourists, Pilgrims and Migrants by Kevin Hargaden
Feature: Sacred Heart, Frustrated Heart by Fr Alan Hilliard
Feature: Women of Faith: Edel Quinn by John Murray

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. Ever since the beginning of human expression, people have used art to convey their feelings, thoughts and beliefs. Think for example of the indigenous art of the Aboriginal people whose wall paintings are still visible in Australia, some estimated to be 40,000 years old. Another example is the art and architecture of Ancient Egypt found in its tombs and monuments, some dating as far back as 3000BC. It is not therefore a new concept for religious beliefs and ideas to be explored and expressed through artistic forms, as civilisations have been doing so for generations.

In this month’s RE: Link, we will be looking at some classical and modern interpretations of religious art for you to enjoy and maybe research further during your school
summer holidays. If you are a student of art, history or both, some of this information