Archive for August, 2011

Craft Fair


Please come and support us at a craft fayre on 27th August at Shawlands Kirk Church, 114 Pollockshaws Road.  Everyone has been extremely busy making lots of jewellery and cards for the fair which we will sell there.  It is from 11am until 3pm and we’re hoping to raise lots of funds for Cardinal Winnings Pro-Life Initiative.  […]

Craft Evenings


We’re having another very popular craft evening here in the hall at the Initiative and anyone who wants to let their creativity run wild are welcome to come.  We spend the evening making cards and jewellery ( all materials supplied) which we will sell at the upcoming Craft Fayres (see other posting).  

Sorting Days


We’re having another couple of sorting days here at the Initiative this weekend 20th & 21st August 12-5pm. If you’re in the area and fancy getting stuck into the many bags to be sorted please come along.

It was fantastic to see the crowd for last nights pro-life mass for August led byFr John Campbell.  Peoples’ commitment to this event is so encouraging for us and we pray that it will continue. It was a great way to for Sr Roseann to celebrate her birthday with all the pro-life supporters around her for a […]

Srs Andrea & Roseann attended the ordination of the new Bishop of Aberdeen, Hugh Gilbert last Monday 15th August.   It was a fantastic road trip and great to see most of the Pluscarden Abbey community there to support  Bishop Gilbert including the new Abbot of Pluscarden Fr Anselm. Also great to see Scotlands’ foremost composer […]



On Saturday 13 August Sr Roseann visited Ladywell Marian Shrine in the Lancashire Diocese for the Day for Life in England.  She attended Mass, Holy Hour and gave a talk. Ladywell is looking fantastic following the fire on the 14th of April this year.  As ever everyone there are very supportive of our work at the Initiative.  ManyThanks to Fr Tom and Ann and to Sue for […]

You may remember that some time ago a woman contacted us saying she was pregnant and had an abortion booked for Ash Wednesday.  Lots of people prayed for her and her unborn baby and two weeks ago she gave birth to a healthy baby boy! Praise the Lord! No name as yet.

Maximilian was born in 1894 in Poland and became a Franciscan. He contracted tuberculosis and, though he recovered, he remained frail all his life. Before his ordination as a priest, Maximilianfounded the Immaculata Movement devoted to Our Lady. After receiving a doctorate in theology, he spread the Movement through a magazine entitled “The Knight of the Immaculata” and […]



We give thanks for the election of the new Abbot of Pluscarden Abbey, announced on Tuesday 9th August.  Abbot Anselm Atkinson was named as the new Abbot and a blessing date will be announced shortly.



We had an unexpected visit from a dear friend, Luz Maria, a member of the first ever UCM group in Argyll & Isles.  The group have been very faithful to us and Luz brought more baby items for us which we are extremely grateful for.  Many thanks for remembering us and your faithfulness.