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Africa, St Patrick's Missions 
December 2022, Vol. 87 No. 9

Our December/Christmas issue is out now. On the cover we feature the Star on the tower of the Virgin Mary on La Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona, Spain. It was lit for the first time on December 8th, 2021. Our editor comments: “Our ancestors worshipped in woods and forests, then moved inside to ornate buildings. Now Gaudí is combining both. God does speak to us through the written book and through the book of creation. We are belatedly appreciating that now – he foresaw it over 100 years ago. He’s giving us a glimpse of the many ways God communicates with us.”

In our December issue we celebrate St Stephen whose feast day is December 26th; Anne Cowley enjoys the dark, winter skies and encourages us to do some stargazing this winter; Fr Donal Dorr reflects on The Magnificat; and Maol Muire Tynan is looking forward to the “Promise of Christmas”. Eamon Mulvihill reviews “Travelling on Titanic with Father Browne” and our recipe this month is Christmas Pudding. Africa Magazine celebrates 90 years in existence and Fr Brendan Cooney follows its journey from the beginning as a bulletin in 1931 to the present day. Thanks to you our readers and to all our readers gone before us for many, many years of support and encouragement. We look forward to the future.

Happy Christmas!

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A small selection of articles is available below.

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Closing date: December 31st 2022

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Closing date: February 28th 2023


From My Bookshelf

Travelling on Titanic with Father Browne


Let there be food…

Amy Heffernan

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Wonder with the Word

Dermot Connolly

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