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Reprising a modern Jesuit journey

June 26th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

During AGAP’s (Archdiocese of Glasgow Arts Project) Lentfest of 2015; a play was performed to mark the anniversary of the martyrdom of St John Ogilvie. The parish performances in the touring schedule, included twice at the SYT(Scottish Youth Theatre) and further from home at the St Ninian Institute in Dundee. Now the players are set to tread the boards again, in one last final Glasgow performance at St Michaels in Parkhead. Nothing unusual in itself but it is the beginning of a preparation far from the dear green place, as the play will journey east to be performed at St ... continue reading.

Taking to streets early for Pontiff

June 19th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish priest FR COLIN MacINNES, a missionary living and working in Guayaquil, Ecuador, explains the excitement, and preparations, ahead of Pope Francis’ first visit to Latin America... continue reading.


Pray for Syria

June 12th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

MICHAEL J ROBINSON, communications executive in Scotland for Aid to the Church in Need, provides an insight into the harsh reality of what life is like in Syria for Christians... continue reading.


Helping Zambians make the grade 

June 5th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

MARIAN PALLISTER from MISSIO SCOTLAND explains how continued support is allowing the organisation to change the lives of young men and women in Zambia for the better... continue reading.


We’ve come a long, long way together

May 29th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

MAGNUS MacFARLANE-BARROW founder and chief executive officer of Mary’s Meals, reflects on the milestone of reaching one million of the world’s poorest children with a life-changing meal in school... continue reading.


New SPUC Scotland chief executive outlines his vision

May 15th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

John Deighan highlights that “The exact words of the European Convention of Human Rights which states: ‘Everyone’s right to life shall be protected by law.”... continue reading.


And they’re off for hospice

May 8th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

CLARE MURPHY of St Margaret of Scotland Hospice looks at the inspiring fundraising work in the hospice’s 60th anniversary year of people such as Geraldine Meehan and Eileen McHugh, those who did the second annual charity walk this year plus many more events... continue reading.

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Getting on our bikes to say thanks

May 1st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

VAL MORGAN, media officer for SCIAF, explains how the charity’s director is leading a cycle pilgrimage to thank its supporters for their assistance throughout the years... continue reading.

When did I see a stranger?

April 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

IAN DUNN explores the April theme of the Knights of St Columba prayer campaign: Immigration, refugees and ignoring the less fortunate, issues being widely discussed ahead of general election... continue reading.

Small is more beautiful

April 17th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish priest FR COLIN MacINNES, a missionary living and working in Guayaquil, Ecuador, explains how tall oaks grow from small acorns by drawing our attention to a micro-credit project he helped to set up among parishioners... continue reading.

Faith is a light of hope in the darkest of places

April 10th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

IAN DUNN shares a very personal reaction to his visit to a DR Congo prison while in the country with SCIAF marking the charity’s 50th anniversary year... continue reading.

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