The Knights of St Columba in Barrhead held a fundraising quiz night last Friday and kindly donated £210 to support our pro-life work. May God bless them in all that they do.
Sr Roseann was delighted and surprised to receive the highest honour anyone outside the Knights of St Columba can receive – the Columba Cross.
Outgoing Supreme Knight, Charlie McCluskey, presented Sr Roseann with the Columba Cross for her exceptional work within the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative over the past 20 years and her solid support of the Knights of St Columba. This was presented at the recent Knights of St Columba Supreme Council banquet.
Archbishop Philip Tartaglia also presented Charlie McCluskey with a papal award and welcomed him into the Knights of St Gregory.
The Knights of St Columba are leading a campaign to have a statue of St John Ogilvie at Glasgow Cross, which was the site of his martyrdom in 1615. The campaign officially launches on Sunday July 23rd at St Andrew’s Cathedral cloister at 3pm and it would be great if you could come along to show your support.
There will be a public rosary in honour of Saint John Ogilvie and a scene from the acclaimed play “The Martyrdom of St John Ogilivie” a work by Stephen Callaghan.
It promises to be a great day for a great Scottish saint!
The video below explains why a statue of St John Ogilvie at Glasgow Cross is important:
Last weekend, Sister Roseann, postulant Jess and volunteer Louise were honoured to be invited to the Knights of St Columba’s Supreme Council. They enjoyed the Saturday evening banquet, with socialising and listening to speeches and then on Sunday morning they gave talks to the ladies and attended Mass. Sr Roseann spoke about the history of involvement of the Knights of St Columba with the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative. Louise spoke about Project Truth, a youth initiative of SPUC, which the Knights have helped with. Jess spoke about what led to her joining the Sisters of the Gospel of Life. The Knights of St Columba have always been very helpful in giving practical, spiritual and financial support to the work of the Sisters of the Gospel of Life at the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative. Over the weekend, the ladies (wives of the Knights) fundraised an amazing £1000 to help us and also donated baby clothes and toys (pictured). We are very grateful for their support.
For more information about the Knights of St Columba, visit www.ksc.org.uk
For more information about Project Truth, visit www.facebook.com/projecttruthscotland