Throughout the Year of Mercy, Rosaries are being prayed in St. Peter’s Square. On the 31st January, the Scots College community led the praying of the Rosary.
As part of the celebrations for the Year of Mercy, the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation has organised a daily recitation of the Rosary in St. Peter’s Square, at the statue of St. Peter.
The community of the Scots College were asked to lead the recital on the 31st January. Due to the slightly damp weather it was moved under the cover of St. Peter’s portico. Dwarfed by the scale of the building, the group, led in turn by our Deacons Matthew Carlin and Jamie McMorrin, recited the Rosary.
Whilst our college Deacons led the Our Father, the Hail Mary and Glory be, five of our students read the different meditations on the mysteries. Paul Denney (Motherwell Diocese), Jonathan Whitworth (Paisley Diocese), Emmet O’Dowd (Aberdeen Diocese), Andrew McGowan (Archdiocese of Glasgow) and Mark O’Donnell (Diocese of Motherwell) are pictured with Rev. Matthew Carlin and Rev. Jamie McMorrin following the Sunday night rosary in St. Peter’s.