The feast day of Saint Ninian is remembered in recent history as the day Pope Benedict XVI visited Scotland in 2010, but what of the saint himself? Bishop of Galloway, William Nolan, reflects on the figure that brought Christianity to our country.
Our series of reflections continues with a reflection on Saint Cuthbert, one of the diocesan saints of St Andrews and Edinburgh. Whilst he is widely associated with the North-East of England, his story is rooted in Scotland. Father Andrew Garden considers the life of the 7th century figure.
Saint Columba is a figure with a remarkable personal story and an important legacy for Christianity in Scotland. Monsignor Jamie MacNeil from the Diocese of Argyll & the Isles reflects on the impact of Columba on 21st century Scotland.
The roots of Patrick are difficult to trace, whilst Ireland maintains his place as their patron, there is a strong link between Scotland and the patron. Canon Gerard Conroy, Parish Priest at St Patrick’s Dumbarton considers our latest saint of Scotland.