About seventy Religious of the
Archdiocese of Glasgow gathered in St Andrew’s Cathedral on the Feast of the
Presentation of Our Lord to celebrate the Day of Consecrated Life.
At the beginning of Mass the
Religious congregated at the back of the cathedral for the blessing of candles
before processing in.
The Principal Celebrant at Mass,
Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, Archbishop of Glasgow, was joined for the occasion
by Archbishop Emeritus, Archbishop Conti, and several other priest of the
In his homily Archbishop Tartaglia
welcomed to the cathedral a large number of the Religious domiciled in the
Glasgow Archdiocese telling the congregation it was a day to pray for Religious
and thank them for the many ways they exercise their ministries. He remarked
that present in the cathedral today there were hundreds, if not thousands of
years of service! The Religious were reminded by the Archbishop that this was a
day for each to reflect on why they had joined their Congregations and their
great service over the years to God and Church.
After the Prayers of the Faithful,
there was a renewal of vows for all Religious present.
After Mass, the Religious were
invited by Archbishop Tartaglia for refreshments in Eyre Hall where they met up
with friends old and new.
For more pictures of Glasgow Archdiocese
celebration see Gallery page