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The Messenger | December 2019


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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December 2019

For the month of December, Pope Francis, through his Worldwide Network of Prayer, encourages every country to prioritise the wellbeing of young people. Writing on this topic, Ronan Barry says that as Christians, our faith must be linked to action and that it behoves us all to respond to those in need in our society. Popular author Alan Hilliard writes about claiming Advent and Christmas as a faith-based season. He stresses the importance of shared ritual in bringing people together and creating bonds of support. At this time of gift-giving and receiving, Ciara Murphy offers advice on how to protect the gift of the Earth. And our RE:Link supplement discusses Christian and Jewish seasonal festivals.

Our regular features include gardening, crossword, prayer, young readers pages – and a delicious recipe for Christmas gravy!

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 December RE:LINK supplement, Faith Quille gives an overview of Advent and Hanukkah, significant festivals in the Christian and Jewish religious traditions, respectively.