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Newsletter February 2017

It is a very wet summer. Most of the country has been affected but one of the areas most cruelly suffering the deluge of rain is Manabi, the earth-quake province. Just now a person told me that it has not stopped raining for three days. Rivers overflow, roads collapse, bridges are carried away in the flood. Some are still in tents or communal shelters. You can imagine how they are suffering. I hope to visit the area any of these days as a person from New York gave me a generous donation and I can add to that donations...

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Meet our seminarians

Emmanuel Onyekachi Alagbaoso is being ordained deacon for our diocese at the Scots College in Rome on 30th April.  Emmanuel finished his STB last year and is currently working on a Licence at the Angelicum University.  He took some time out of his studies to answer some questions about his vocation.   So Emmanuel, thanks for agreeing to be interviewed.  What age are you and how old do you feel?  Thanks for this opportunity. I am 28 years old, and I really feel….. 28! But I sometimes feel a wee bit older than my age, especially during Exam season! ...

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Our J & P Commissioner on Radio Alba

Don’t miss the 15 minute broadcast on Radio Alba from Marian Pallister, our Diocesan Commissioner for Justice and Peace, on Sunday 26 February. This is the first in a monthly series of broadcasts. the link to Radio Alba is on our Home Page Or visit ABOUT RADIO ALBA – Scottish Christian Internet Radio – is sponsored by Glasgow Churches Together, by the music committee of the Archdiocese of Glasgow, and by ACTS. We welcome contributions gladly and are particularly keen on promoting material from schools as we continue to develop our service to the community. We have already celebrated three years of providing Morning Prayers, School Morning Prayers, Evening and Night Prayers, prayers for those who mourn, prayers for peace, and a steady flow of news from such as the Scottish Catholic Observer, Life and Work, Sciaf, Open House, Flourish, Mary’s Meals, Vocation Justice, Justice and Peace Scotland, the Comboni Mission magazine, the Focolari, The Little Sisters of the Poor, ‘The Light of the North,’ ‘Africa’ Magazine, Medicines sens Frontieres, the Sailor’s Society and many others . . . . Morning Prayer for parishes is at 8.00 daily and Morning Prayer for Schools is at 8.15. (lasts about 5 minutes usually) 5 minute scripture reflection 5 minute prayer for Peace, or the sick, or an interfaith prayer The 30 minutes Morning Prayer section is repeated every...

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Bishop Brian’s first anniversary of episcopal ordination

Loving congratulations and prayerful good wishes to Bishop Brian on the first anniversary of his ordination as Bishop of Argyll and the Isles   Bishop Brian shares his reflections on his first year as our Bishop: This night last year, 18th February, I was ordained as your new bishop. I was very nervous and yet at the same time quite at peace. The reality of being called to be a successor of the apostles was quite frightening for me but the conviction that God was in charge most liberating.  During my life I have slowly learned that surrendering to...

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