Archive for May, 2011

  In relation to the previous post regarding the cancellation of our Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat we have included a testimony from a woman who had an abortion and experienced the healing of a Rachels’ Vineyard retreat in all its’ fullness.  She is a powerful witness.

Day for Life


Please can we urge you and your friends and family to support this years’ diocesan  Day for Life Mass on Tuesday 31st May at Our Lady of Consolation Church at 7.30pm. Archbishop Mario Conti will be celebrating the mass and we want as big a turn out as possible to launch the start of our […]

We have decided to cancel the Rachels’ Vineyard Retreat that we had planned for the end of May due to the lack of people coming forward to take part. We are disappointed but we understand the very nature of the retreat means that people need time, support and prayer to feel the confidence to come […]

The first ever U.C.M. (Union of Catholic Mothers) group in Argyll & Bute & Islands founded on the Island of Benbeccula put an appeal out recently for toiletries for Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative. St Michaels Parish in Ardkenneth( pictured below), St Brides in Gerinish( pictured above) and St Marys’ Parish (where Fr Ross Crichton is based) […]

May Feelings


You may have heard or seen of the series of videos that have been made in the last few years promoting the rosary and Our Lady especially during the month of May, traditionally dedicated to Mary. The latest short film is out and it also shows Blessed John Paul II and it totally wonderful!  Enjoy […]



There is a new film released about the events in Fatima called “The 13th Day”   We have inadvertently infringed copyright for this film with the last posting and would like to apologise profusely.  What we should have recommended  is that you  go to to see a trailer and learn more about this fantastic film. Please  have […]

Faith Talks


The next Faith talk is coming up this week, Thursday 19th May 7pm at Turnbull Hall, Glasgow University.  The speaker will be Fr Stephen Brown  and his talk is entitled “Called to Discipleship” “I am the vine, you are the branches” (John 15;5). A date for your diary for the next talk is 2nd June when Sr Roseann speaks […]

Some of you may have met a volunteer, Clare Dempsey who worked here at the Initiative a couple of years ago.  She entered St Cecilia’s Abbey about a year ago and recently sent us a letter telling us how she is getting on and recommending the newly updated website. We had a look and would […]

Clothes Sales


For those that came to our last clothes sale last January you’ll be pleased to hear we are having four more.   The dates to put in your diary are 10th & 11th June and 17th & 18th June here at The Pro-Life Initiative, 104 Albert Road, Crosshill, Glasgow. The clothes sales are an opportunity for […]

There will be a series of public lectures given at Pluscarden Abbey, Elgin on the 14-16th June 2011.  The title of these four talks given by Professor John Haldane is “God, The Soul And The Spiritual Life”. There is not charge for these lectures and all are welcome to attend.  To register for the talks, […]