Recent Visits and Visitors: Dominicans and Dunfermline

April 18, 2017

We had the pleasure of hosting two Nashville Domincans, Sr Teresa Anne and Sr Mary Amata, who came over from their convent in the Netherlands to Glasgow for a TEFL conference. On their day off, we took them sight-seeing around Glasgow, to Loch Lomond and over to Dunfermline. In Dunfermline, Fr Chris Heenan very kindly gave us a tour of the St Margaret of Scotland related sights. It was great to see the cave in which St Margaret of Scotland went to pray, now located under a car park and accessed via a tunnel! There is a wealth of information about her life on boards as you walk down the tunnel. We also saw Dunfermline Abbey, where the remains of St Margaret and her husband King Malcolm Canmore are buried. The grave of Robert De Bruce is also there. We finished our tour of Dunfermline with a visit to St Margaret’s Memorial Church, which holds a relic of St Margaret (part of her shoulder blade). In the evening we paid a visit to Sr Margaret’s Church in South Queensferry for stations of the cross followed by dinner with Fr Scott Deeley. We continue to pray for the Sisters in their missionary work in the Netherlands.

We plan to return to Dunfermline for the annual national pilgrimage in honour of St Margaret, on Sunday 11th June.

 

 


Reminder: Pro-Life Mass this Wednesday

April 17, 2017

Please join us in praying for the pro-life cause this Wednesday 19th April evening. Mass will be celebrated by Fr Joseph McAuley.

The programme for the evening is: Eucharistic adoration 6-7 pm, Rosary 7 pm, Mass 7:30 pm. Followed by refreshments. Join us for as little or as much of the evening as you can.

Venue: Blessed John Duns Scotus RC Church, 270 Ballater Street, Gorbals, Glasgow, G5 0YT


Happy Easter!

April 16, 2017

On this the day of the Lord’s Resurrection, we celebrate the new life that Jesus gives us. We may struggle in life, we may have sufferings, we may make mistakes, we may feel discouraged. There’s not a feeling that we experience that Jesus didn’t live through himself. Let us remember that Jesus has done away with our sins in his death on the cross. He lived, died and rose from the dead for us – this life on earth is only the start of an eternity with God. Death can have no power over us ultimately. Alleluia! May God bless you all.

 


40 Days For Life Finale

April 12, 2017

Congratulations to the many people who took part in this year’s 40 Days for Life campaign, especially Rose and her team of leaders, who devoted themselves full-time to ensure that the 40 day vigil ran smoothly no matter what the weather. What a wonderful witness they have been to the value of the life of the unborn and that women need loving support in their difficulties, rather than abortion.

The vigil came to an end on Saturday evening, with a candlelit silent hour of prayer. In Glasgow, 118 people took part in this last hour.

There was a closing event on Sunday afternoon- with pro-life speakers in George Square.

Let us continue to pray for an end to abortion, in this the 50th year of the Abortion Act.


50 Questions About Abortion: 12 – Does abortion affect the doctors and nurses who participate in them?

April 11, 2017

This year is the 50th anniversary of the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act in the UK. Sr Roseann is answering 50 questions about abortion, to mark the 50th anniversary.

Question 12: “Does abortion affect the doctors and nurses who participate in them?”


50 Questions About Abortion: 11 – What about men and abortion, surely this is a woman’s issue?

April 4, 2017

This year is the 50th anniversary of the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act in the UK. Sr Roseann is answering 50 questions about abortion, to mark the 50th anniversary.

Question 11: “What about men and abortion, surely this is a woman’s issue?”

 

 


Glasgow midwife mentions help from the Pro-Life Initiative in an interview for the Evening Times

March 24, 2017

An article was published in the Evening Times (on 10th March) featuring Hilary, one of the midwives who gets equipment for the women she works with from us. Here is an extract from the article:

“Hilary is part of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s SNIPs team (Special Needs in Pregnancy) which works with some of the city’s most vulnerable pregnant women including young teenagers and the homeless. She recently became one of only 20 community nurses selected to be part of the first group of Queen’s Nurses in almost 50 years – a marker of excellence in the industry.

Hilary’s Mini Cooper is normally crammed full of prams, toys and cots as she helps source women equipment through the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative.

She said: “The women get a cot, a steriliser and and baby bedding and that’s it. So when these women have their babies – they get £35 a week in support – you can’t buy anything with that.

“So usually from the Cardinal Winning charity, I can get these women everything they need.

“They are amazing. There are lots of charities in Glasgow which help.”