BY Daniel Harkins | May 24 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS     print icon print

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Taking love of Mary into the streets of Edinburgh

The streets of the nation’s capital were blessed by the presence of Our Lady as children processed to St Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday May 18.

The annual May event, now in its fifth year, is organised by the Missionaries of Charity and saw Catholics from across the city carry a statue of Our Lady to the cathedral.

There they were met by Fr Emmanuel Ojeifo, a Nigerian priest serving in St Andrews & Edinburgh Archdiocese while he studies for a masters degree in the city.

He said such public displays of Faith are ‘really needed as we live in a society where those who are opposed to religion and Christianity are very vocal.’

“We need to show a public face of Christianity that it is not opposed to modern life and show that Christianity has a lot to offer society,” he said.

“The procession was very impressive and I was very happy to see people taking it seriously and were very committed.”

Sr Christi Paul from the Missionaries of Charity said that those in the procession prayed the Rosary on the street and ‘promoted devotion to Our Lady and brought Our Lady’s blessings to the people of Edinburgh.’

She added that the procession brought together different families and volunteers from across the area, with an open invitation to all to take part.

 

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