Scottish Hospitality

Following the World Meeting of Families and the subsequent trip to Heiligenkreuz, Austria, we made a five day visit to Paisley, Scotland. Bishop John Keenan was our host. We were overwhelmed by his hospitality and those who welcomed us in Scotland. Helen Border and her team of volunteers seamlessly organized the July 2 event at St. Mirin’s Cathedral where Bishop Keenan celebrated Mass, we prayed the Rosary, had Adoration, and I was able to provide a talk about the Children’s Rosary.  Children’s Rosary group leader Lesley Ward invited us to her home for lunch the following day.

We were able to tour her garden, and she prepared a lovely lunch with her family – even a salad from her garden. 

Angela Brogan, Children’s Rosary group leader, and her husband hosted us for a delicious dinner at her home! (see photo directly below) 

Carméla Reilly, who is the group leader of a Children’s Rosary group in Glasgow, joined us for Sunday morning Mass at St. Mirin’s Cathedral. 

She and her children used the Child Consecration book to make a 33 Day Consecration journey. After Mass we spoke together with Bishop Keenan (photo beneath). 

We were grateful to Marianne from the Curia office who helped in providing us transportation (see picture below). 

One of the highlights of the visit was to join Bishop Keenan each evening for his Rosary, which he leads each evening using the Children’s Rosary book.  Normally we unite with him from our home in Connecticut, USA, but during the visit we were able to pray in person. The top picture was taken just after he led the Rosary. 

Source: Children’s Rosary

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