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Did You Know this was on?

AGAP's latest offering on December 9 at Nazareth House marks the Year of Consecrated Life

By Matt Lynch

The latest offering from Stephen Callaghan (above), director of the Archdiocese of Glasgow Arts Project (AGAP) is a celebration of consecrated life in word, drama, music, image and song.

Did You Know? takes place on Wednesday, December 9 in Nazareth House, Paisley Road West, Cardonald at 7.30pm. The event is free and no tickets are required.

Members of the cast of The Martyrdom of St John Ogilvie and Wilderness will take part in an entertainingly-informative sketch and monologues of the lives of Mill Hill Missionary Father John Kaiser, murdered in Kenya, and Dorothy Stang, a sister of Notre Dame who was killed in Brazil.

Two contestants will take part in a quiz in Did You Know, testing their knowledge of religious life.

Contestant No 1 is Mark, a painter and decorator, who once offered to paint the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel; and contestant No 2, is Pricilla, whose hobby is making paper decorations with photographs cut out of The Scottish Catholic Observer!

Bringing a musical note to the event will be the choir from St Paul’s in Shettleston.

The evening concludes with pupils from Turnbull High performing a dramatic sketch depicting the battle young persons of today have in trying to follow the life of Jesus.

Did You Know was prompted by Sr Veronica Kealey, of the Sisters of Nazareth, who approached AGAP in the summer, asking if there might be a collaboration with the Conference of Religious Scotland to mark the Year of Consecrated Life instituted by Pope Francis, which began in November 2014 and runs until February 2016.

“It came about after a meeting with Sr Veronica and other religious sisters when we realised just how little people know about the historical contribution of religious and consecrated people to everyday life, and the range of charisms and gifts at work in the large number of religious congregations throughout Scotland,” Mr Callaghan said.


—AGAP Art Group have created a splendid array of new artwork on the theme of Consecrated Life which will be on display in St Patrick’s Church, Anderston, from Wednsday December 9 to Sunday December 20. Open daily (8.30am-4pm, except Wednesdays: 8.30am-12pm). Free entry. Many works for sale at bargain prices and some proceeds going to charity.

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