Today we celebrate the feast of St Francis de Sales

St Francis de Sales was born to a noble family near Geneva, Switzerland in 1567. Although from a young age he felt a strong calling to serve God as a priest his father wanted him to be lawyer. After completing his studies and much disagreement from this father he was ordained a priest in 1593.

Francis decided to led an expedition to convert his calvinist neighbours to catholicism and though his gentleness and patience he is believed to have brought 40,000 people to the catholic church.

In 1602 Francis was consecrated bishop of Geneva and devoted his life to preaching, visiting and instruction of the people of his diocese. He believed the first duty of a bishop was to give spiritual direction to lay people who were living real lives in the real world.

He died on the 28th December 1622 after giving his last piece of advice: “Humility.”

One of his quotes is

“Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.”

This is something we see in the strength of a mother as she provides for the needs of her children with patience, care and gentleness.

 

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St Mungo

13Jan20

Today we celebrate the feast of the patron saint of Glasgow – St Mungo.

Looking into the story of St Mungo, we cannot help but look at another patron of Glasgow, his mother St Enoch.

St Enoch didn’t have it easy gaining the title of “Scotland’s first recorded rape victim, battered woman and unmarried mother”. A princess thrown out by her father because of her pregnancy, she was rescued by St Serf, the leader of a monastery. 

In Smug’s mural on George Street, we see a modern-day interpretation of St Enoch cradling St Mungo. Captured on an ordinary Glasgow street is the love of a mother for her child regardless of the hardship she has faced.

By a wonderful Providence, we’re delighted to announce that, in addition to our original centre in south side of Glasgow, we have a new office that will be dedicated entirely to the work of healing after the trauma of abortion and abuse. It’s location? St Enoch’s Square. It’s only a mustard seed just now but it bears within it the promise of a great healing apostolate, so badly needed in our time. As with all our work, we commend it to St Enoch and St Mungo’s powerful intercession.

 

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Please join us in praying for the pro-life cause this Wednesday 15th January.

This month’s celebrant will be Fr Joe McAuley.

6pm – Holy Hour
7pm – Rosary
7.30pm – Mass
Tea, coffee and great banter afterwards!

 

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Please see below the poster for our the years pro-life masses. Come along and join us as we pray for the pro-life movement.

 

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Happy New Year

10Jan20

Now that we’re back into the swing of things again, the sister would like to wish all our supporters a very happy new year.

We would also like to thank everyone for their generous donations throughout December. We had many groups drop off donations including the pro-life group and the helping hands group from St Ninian’s High School Giffnock, St Paul’s High School Pollock, St Bernard’s Parish Nitshill, Our Holy Reedemer and St Margaret’s Parishes Clydebank and St Joesph’s and St Patrick’s Parish Wemyss Bay.

More photos and updates from here to follow, so watch this space.

 


Here’s a poster with this year’s pro-life Mass dates, please join us in praying for the pro-life cause. 


Please join us in praying for the pro-life cause this Wednesday 17th October evening. Mass will be celebrated by Fr Vincent Toal.

The programme for the evening is: Eucharistic adoration 6-7 pm, Rosary 7 pm, Mass 7:30 pm. Followed by refreshments. Join us for as little or as much of the evening as you can.

Venue: Blessed John Duns Scotus RC Church, 270 Ballater Street, Gorbals, Glasgow, G5 0YT


Please join us in praying for the pro-life cause this Wednesday 19th September evening. Mass will be celebrated by Fr Paul Denny.

The programme for the evening is: Eucharistic adoration 6-7 pm, Rosary 7 pm, Mass 7:30 pm. Followed by refreshments. Join us for as little or as much of the evening as you can.

Venue: Blessed John Duns Scotus RC Church, 270 Ballater Street, Gorbals, Glasgow, G5 0YT


8th Anniversary Mass for the repose of the soul of
Rev. James Canon Morrow

10.00 am on Saturday 15th September 2018

At St John’s Church, Aurs Road Barrhead G78 2RW

Principal Celebrant: Fr Joseph Burke

Refreshments will be served afterwards


Come and join us at some point over the weekend to celebrate the feast of St Margaret, Queen of Scotland.

Building on the momentum and spirit of the ladies lunch, we are planning a ladies open weekend hosted by the Sisters and our fantastic group of co-workers, taking place here at the pro-life centre.The event will consist of Evening/Afternoon tea, talk on the work of the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative  followed by a tour of the centre and a look at our future plans and so much more…

Craft goods, handbags, gifts for sale, plus plenty of time to just enjoy the chat and catch up with Pro-Life friends old and new.

The weekend will be based around 7 available slots where you’ll be able to book a table (for whatever number suits your party):

Friday 16th:  7pm-9pm

Saturday 17th:  12-2pm, 3-5pm & 7-9pm

Sunday 18th: 12-2pm, 3-5 pm & 7-9 pm

Tickets will cost £15 and will include full afternoon/evening tea (Prosecco available separately)

See form to book your places:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfnCfKyzLrGA2WtpH_nhs7XttqUytN1AOJHyXFZjrWuAXlOkQ/viewform

see here for more information:




I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. - John 10:10