Welcome to Studies

Studies is a quarterly journal published by Messenger Publications, the publishing organisation of the Irish Jesuits.  Founded and in continuous publication since 1912, it examines Irish social, political, cultural and economic issues in the light of Christian values and explores the Irish dimension in literature, history, philosophy and religion.


As the world, blinking and uncertain, attempts to navigate a reality upended and possibly irrevocably changed, it is apt that the theme of the Autumn issue of Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review, is that of Transformation. We are witnessing – and indeed experiencing – challenges in the fields of education, historical perspective, politics and religion that task us to confront our personal worldview. Studies explores some of these evolving conundrums.