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The Messenger | July 2020


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JULY 2020

As we all take our first tentative steps back towards more communal engagement after many weeks of isolation, several articles in the July Messenger afford us pause for reflection on aspects of life we may previously have taken for granted. Kevin O’Rourke SJ draws inspiration from those people from cleaners to senators who go beyond their own self-interest in doing their jobs; referring to Pope Francis’ warning about our food ‘culture of waste’ Tina McGrath invites us to consider how faith can be reflected in our attitude to food consumption and waste; as we ponder the impact of our recent diminished activity on the environment, we publish an excerpt from Brian Grogan SJ’s latest book, Creation Walk, an exploration of the thirty steps of the creation of our world. And Patrick Corkery SJ reflects on relevant messages for today from St Ignatius, whose feast day is 31 July.

Our Masterpieces of Christian Art article this month features an Icon in the Basilica of St Mary Major, in Rome, which many popes through the centuries have prayed at in times of crisis and distress, we have another tempting yet simple supper dish in our cookery section plus all our regular articles on gardening, crossword, prayer and young readers pages.

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.

RE:LINK will be back in The September issue of The Messenger