The Eternal City has always been a destination for pilgrims and recently, the Scots College hosted two groups from Scotland.
In the past two weeks the Scots College has opened its doors to visiting groups from the Diocese of Dunkeld and Paisley. On the 14th October, the pilgrims, led by the parish priest of Holy Family, Dunkeld and Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Auchterader, Monsignor Basil O’Sullivan, took time from their busy schedule to celebrate Mass in the college chapel before being shown around the building by students and staff of the community. Before the next stage of their journey the group were able to relax with some refreshments in the college.
Then, on the 21st October, a group from St. Joseph’s in Clarkston brought their pilgrimage to Rome to an end with the celebration of Mass in St. Andrew’s chapel at the college. After this the group were given a tour and some refreshments in the common room. There the pilgrims had a chance to relax and speak with the seminarians and staff before departing for their final meal before returning home on Sunday.
The chance to host visiting groups from Scotland is a great honour for the community as it maintains the link with home and gives those visiting Rome an insight into the life and work of the college.