The Messenger | November 2022
THE SACRED HEART MESSENGER
The contemplative month of November is traditionally a time of reflection and quiet before the anticipation and preparation for the forthcoming season of Advent and Christmas.
This month’s Messenger draws our attention to the 10% of children in Ireland living in poverty and the 250 million worldwide who are deprived of an education. We read about what a truly synodal parish of the future might look like, focussing on two-way communication, active lay participation, and a Church reaching out to people where they are living, engaged in ‘listening, dialogue and encounter’.
Elsewhere, Eamonn Walls SJ describes his novitiate journey to join the Jesuits, Brian Grogan SJ paints a picture of what heaven might look like and Mary McAleece recounts the life of Dominic Collins SJ, martyred for his faith at the turn of the sixteenth century. We have crosswords to keep people busy, children’s pages to occupy younger minds, cookery pages with winter warming recipes plus our popular reflections and prayers.
Our pull-out supplement for teenagers and younger readers returns after the summer break.
The November RE:LINK considers the Climate crisis in the context of humanity’s responsibility for creation and all its life forms.