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International role for Glasgow Knight of St Columba

October 18th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Charlie McCluskey, the former supreme knight of the Knights of St Columba, was elected as the president of the International Alliance of Catholic Knights (IACK) on Wednesday October 9. IACK is made up of 15 Catholic fraternal societies, covering 27 countries across six continents. It was founded in October 12, 1979, in Glasgow at the Knights of St Columba’s diamond jubilee.   An ‘honour’ Mr McCluskey, who works for SPUC Scotland, said it was an ‘honour’ and a ‘privilege’ to have been elected for the role. He said: “It’s great that knights from all around the world and those here in Britain have supported ... continue reading.

Nigerian order to take reigns at Edinburgh city centre parish

October 18th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Missionaries from Africa will take over the running of a city centre parish in Scotland’s capital next month, a move the archbishop says will bring ‘zeal and energy.’... continue reading.


Pope receives painting of Iona Abbey

October 18th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The supreme knight of the Knights of St Columba, Bertie Grogan, presented Pope Francis with a painting of a Scottish abbey during a meeting following his general audience at the Vatican — By Tom Knight... continue reading.

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All creatures great and small attend Pets’ Blessing

October 11th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Dozens of furry family friends were sprinkled with holy water as part of an annual Blessing of the Pets service held in Shieldmuir, Wishaw.... continue reading.

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Relics of special couple venerated at newlyweds’ Mass

October 11th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Newlyweds venerated the relics of St Thérèse’s parents at a Mass for recently married couples on Sunday October 6.... continue reading.

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Glasgow man with terminal cancer given comfort by St Thérèse tour

September 27th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Glasgow man with terminal cancer has said the relics of St Thérèse and a pilgrimage to Lourdes have helped him find comfort.... continue reading.

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Knights of St Columba witnessed ‘Faith in action’ guarding St Thérèse relics

September 27th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

If you visited the relics of St Thérèse during their tour of Scotland this month, you may have noticed the men standing silently on guard by their side. ... continue reading.

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Prayers and hope for Margaret Sinclair’s sainthood cause at annual pilgrimage

September 13th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

As Margaret Sinclair’s sainthood cause drew nearer at St Patrick’s Church in Edinburgh Cowgate last week, a priest shared his story of how he believes she saved his life as he was given 48 hours to live — by Colette Cooper and Ryan McDougall.... continue reading.

Women celebrates 72 pilgrimages with Jumbulance bus to Lourdes and Rome

September 6th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Mrs McLeay, 73, was recently congratulated with a special cake for all her years of dedication.... continue reading.

Pilgrims gather for Mass on the beach during annual pilgrimage to St Ninian’s Cave

August 30th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Nearly 500 Catholics from across Scotland and beyond paid homage to the saint who brought Christianity to Scotland nearly 1,600 years ago.... continue reading.

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