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The Religious are the ‘unseen beating heart’ of our parishes, bishop says

October 19th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop praises the hidden work of Sisters and Brothers visiting the sick and lonely

The Religious Orders of Scotland are the ‘unseen beating heart’ of many parishes up and down the country, Bishop John Keenan of Paisley Diocese said this week. The bishop spoke of the ‘hidden work’ that many religious Sisters in his own diocese carry out daily, as he attended the Conference of Religious in Scotland on Tuesday, October 16 at Carfin Grotto’s Xavier Centre. The annual general meeting of the Religious in Scotland was attended by Archbishop Emeritus Mario Conti of Glasgow, Bishop Brian McGee of Argyll and Isles and Bishop Keenan. The main theme of the conference focussed on the often-overlooked work in schools by the Religious in Scotland before the 1918 Education Scotland Act. Speaking after the event, Bishop Keenan praised the vital work of Religious both historically and in the present day. “I always say that the Sisters are like the beating heart of the diocese,” he said. “Many of them are involved... continue reading.

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Paisley bishop talks Caritas and coffee with Greenock pupils

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