"You could be reading The Little Messenger of the Sacred Heart that's beside your bed."

Founded by Fr Paul Cullen in 1888, "The Messenger of the Sacred Heart" had a circulation of 73,000 by 1904.  It was distributed by volunteers recruited by priests, teachers, housewives and farmers and in this way it reached the most remote parts of the country. These volunteers often continued through subsequent generations.

The readership today is over 300,000.