I am delighted to be able to introduce the inaugural edition of the new newsletter of the Pontifical Scots College in Rome. It is important for us to be able to keep in touch with the many people at home in Scotland, and elsewhere, whose prayers and support for the College allow it to continue to play its important role in forming priests for the dioceses of Scotland. We know that not everyone is able to follow all that happens here using the new technology of our website and social media, so we hope that this newsletter will allow those of you who prefer paper to the screen to feel very much part of this little part of Scotland out here in the city of the Apostles.
I would like to thank all those whose hard work and dedication have helped produce this newsletter. They have worked hard to help give our readers an insight into what we do here in the College and to the wider interests and activities of our seminarians. I hope that you find something to interest you and give you a sense of the life of the seminary.
For many years the College has been able to welcome many visitors from parish groups and pilgrimages to families and friends of our seminarians. Whatever your connection with the College, I invite you to take a moment to remember us in your prayers as we celebrate 400 years of priestly formation this year.
Fr. Daniel Fitzpatrick