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St. Martin’s Cross, Isle of Iona

The Isle of Iona is a place of pilgrimage forever associated with Saint Columba (in Irish, Colmcille), who is the patron saint of the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles. Saint Columba was born of a princely family on 7th December 521 in Co. Donegal, Ireland. From an early age, he was designated to a life in the Church and was tutored by St Finian of Moville. At 24 years of age he began founding monasteries in the north of Ireland – his clan area. Inspirational, fiery, sensitive, energetic – he was deeply involved in all areas of life....

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Our Lady of the Isles

The statue of Our Lady of the Isles (Gaelic: Moire ro Naomh nan Eilean} is situated on the western slopes of Ruabhal, a hill near the northern end of South Uist. It was commissioned following proposals from the Ministry of Defence for a large missile testing range. This would have involved construction of a military town as well as facilities for building missiles. There was concern that this would destroy much of the island’s way of life, culture and language. Resistance to the proposals was led by Canon John Morrison, the local parish priest. He commissioned and raised funds...

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Scottish Bishops pledge support for Refugees

The First Minister of Scotland The Right Honourable Nicola Sturgeon   10 September 2015   Dear First Minister,   Earlier this month Pope Francis called upon every Catholic parish community in Europe to offer support to refugee families currently fleeing to our continent from the Middle East. He said. “In front of the tragedy of the tens of thousands of refugees escaping death by war or hunger on the path towards the hope of life the Gospel calls us, asks us to be ‘neighbours’ of the smallest and most abandoned.” In the days since, the UK Government has unveiled...

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Vatersay Our Lady Of the Waves & St John

Served from Castlebay Sunday Mass: 4pm on 1st Sunday of each month Parish Priest: Rev John P. MacKinnon Email: member@mackinnonj.freeserve.co.uk Address: Star of the Sea, Castlebay, Isle of Barra. HS9 5XD. Web: www.barracatholic.co.uk Phone/Fax: 01871 810267 Our Lady Star of the Sea...

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Taynuilt The Visitation

Sunday Mass 11:00 a.m. (9 a.m. Craig Lodge, Dalmally) Holyday of Obligation: 7:00 p.m. Parish Priest: Very Rev William Canon Fraser Email: william.fraser4@btinternet.com Address The Visitation, Taynuilt. PA35 1JQ. Phone 01866 822269 The...

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