Day of Consecrated Life, 2nd February 2017

Archdiocese of Glasgow

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.

bless candles

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 diocese.

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.

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