Meetings of Conferences of Religious

AGM 2016

Conference of Religious in Scotland

The Conference of Religious in Scotland convened for the AGM on 19th October in Blessed John Duns Scotus Church, Glasgow. After 10 o’clock Mass we had coffee in the hall. Fr Jim Crampsey S.J., our President, welcomed everyone and said the Opening Prayer.


Marian Pallister who is vice-chair of Justice and Peace, Scotland, and Ambassador for SCIAF, spoke about her work in the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles to make Justice and Peace better known and to get people, young and not so young, involved in its efforts to improve the lives of the poor and those unjustly treated. After questions and discussions, a group came together to revive CRS Justice and Peace Forum.

Fr Jim gave an update on responses from membership to the four questions on Mutuae Relationes sent from Rome. He collated our responses, forwarded them to Rome and will give us an update when Rome replies.

We enjoyed a delicious lunch and an opportunity to renew friendships and make new ones among the sixty six people present.

Voc Sr Frances Kelly is a Nazareth Sister whose full-time ministry is promoting vocations up and down the country, encouraging the Religious who are working with young people in parish vocation groups and in Samuel and Compass groups among others. Sr Frances’ input was animated and energising and elicited many comments and questions from her listeners.

Following her talk, a group of seven Religious agreed to re-form the CRS Vocations Forum.

A warm vote of thanks was extended to Fr Ed, OFM, Guardian of the Community in Blessed John Duns Scotus, also to Wendy who catered for us so well and to her staff and helpers.

Everyone agreed that we had had a very enjoyable day with prospects of two forums being revived. We sang the Salve Regina before we dispersed.

Sr Patricia Orr rsm

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