Africa, St Patrick's Missions 
January/February 2022, Vol. 87 No. 1

Happy New Year from the Africa Magazine office!

Our January/February 2022 issue is out now. On the cover we feature a very colourful and beautiful silk painting of St Brigid by artist Gail Donovan, courtesy of the Brigidine Sisters. “Brigid carrying the Light into the new Millennium.”

In this issue, Colm Keane and Una O’Hagan describe the life and legacy of St Brigid; Sr Eilís Coe RSC highlights the invisible pandemic of human trafficking; Fr Pat Corcoran tells the story of “The Making of a Monastery” in Nigeria and of its founder Rev Fr Francis Xavier Una; David Larkin takes us to the historic village of Lorrha in Co Tipperary; and Fr Gideon Goma celebrates the faith of Christian mothers in South Sudan. Also, we begin a new series – “Beyond Science” by Bishop John Ryan SPS; and Fr Nicholas Motherway is our new columnist for “A musical interlude…”. “From my Bookshelf” this month is by Kenyan writer and journalist, Rasna Warah and she reviews a book by St Patrick’s Fr Gabriel Dolan, “Undaunted, Stories of Freedom in a Shackled Society.” The book explains Gabriel’s work in Kenya and why he chose to speak truth to power.

We hope you enjoy our first issue of 2022. Wishing our readers, contributors, and supporters a very happy, healthy, and blessed new year.

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A small selection of articles is available below.

Please note: We accept competition entries by email also.

Download Jan/Feb 2022 Competitions

Closing date: February 28th 2022


Let there be food…

Amy Heffernan


July/August…in the family of things

Fr Michael Kane (1941-2021)


From My Bookshelf

Diary of a Young Naturalist By Dara McAnulty


Wonder with the Word

Dermot Connolly