Highlights of St Margaret’s Pilgrimage, Dunfermline

June 16, 2017

We had a great day on the St Margaret’s Pilgrimage 2017 in Dunfermline. Here’s a video of the event, which does feature Sr Andrea! Next year’s pilgrimage will take place on Sunday 10 June 2018. See you then! St Margaret of Scotland, pray for us.

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Reminder: Pilgrimage to Dunfermline next Sunday

June 4, 2017

This years National Pilgrimage to Dunfermline, in honour of St Margaret of Scotland, is on Sunday 11th June 2017.

We are leaving from Glasgow at 10 am. If anybody wants a lift from Glasgow to Dunfermline, please phone or email as soon as possible 0141 433 2680  gospeloflifesisters@googlemail.com

The programme for the day is:

10 am: Pilgrims arrive and there will be regular guided tours of sites associated with St Margaret. Covered area in Pittencrief Park available for lunch.

2 pm: Procession led by Archbishop Cushley with the relic of St Margaret, leaves Pittencrief Park to walk through the streets of Dunfermline to St Margaret’s Memorial Church

3 pm: Holy Mass at St Margaret’s Memorial Church, followed by blessings with St Margaret’s relic

“This will be a real family event to which everybody in Scotland – not just Catholics – are invited given that St Margaret is an inspirational figure for all Scots as well as a heavenly protectress of the people of our land,” said Fr Chris Heenan, Parish Priest of St Margaret’s Memorial Church.

The roots of the summer pilgrimage dates back to June 1250 when the relics of Saint Margaret were translated to a new shrine in Dunfermline Abbey following her canonisation that year by Pope Innocent IV. An annual summer pilgrimage to Dunfermline soon emerged becoming a celebrated fixture within Scottish national life until the late 16th century. It was then re-established in 1899 and continued again until 1974. The pilgrimage was revived in 2015, after an absence 41 years.

http://stmargaretsdunfermline.co.uk/events/st-margarets-national-pilgrimage-2017/


St Margaret’s Pilgrimage Invitation

April 26, 2017

This years National Pilgrimage to Dunfermline, in honour of St Margaret of Scotland, will be on Sunday 11th June 2017.

“This will be a real family event to which everybody in Scotland – not just Catholics – are invited given that St Margaret is an inspirational figure for all Scots as well as a heavenly protectress of the people of our land,” said Fr Chris Heenan, Parish Priest of St Margaret’s Memorial Church.

The roots of the summer pilgrimage dates back to June 1250 when the relics of Saint Margaret were translated to a new shrine in Dunfermline Abbey following her canonisation that year by Pope Innocent IV. An annual summer pilgrimage to Dunfermline soon emerged becoming a celebrated fixture within Scottish national life until the late 16th century. It was then re-established in 1899 and continued again until 1974. The pilgrimage was revived in 2015, after an absence 41 years.

We look forward to going and will be organising a bus from Glasgow to Dunfermline if enough people are interested.

To register your interest, please get in touch: email gospeloflifesisters@googlemail.com

http://stmargaretsdunfermline.co.uk/events/st-margarets-national-pilgrimage-2017/


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.