WELCOME TO THE PONTIFICAL SCOTS COLLEGE, ROME
Lent Station Masses
It is a Wednesday, it is 4.45am and my alarm is sounding. An even earlier start than normal. In what is a rare occurrence, the snooze button is not deployed. By the time I have showered, dressed and sorted
The Living Spirituality of Medjugorje
Although I have been extremely fortunate to travel around Italy and Europe during my time in seminary, Medjugorje is by far my favourite place in the world. Before June 1981, when Our Lady appeared to six young children at
Scouted for Sainthood
The splendid and spectacular beauty of Rome is always inviting. She has ancient and fascinating architectural excellences, hundreds of adorable churches with finest marble sculptures both Gothic and Baroque and firmly grounded triumphal columns standing head on high for
Pastoral Life in Rome
Seminary life consistently provides a variety of distinct opportunities. Especially when the seminary itself is in Rome, there are infinite opportunities I never thought I would get to experience in my life.
A Parish Priest – but without the Parish
In the seminary some of that takes place, but it is still very different. The seminary certainly is a place for living in the midst of the people entrusted to us – even more so than in the parish
Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls
The Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls is one of the four major papal basilicas in Rome. It is dedicated to Apostle Paul who was martyred in Rome between 64 and 68 AD and was built over his
The Ragheed Ganni Cup
The whistle blew! The battle between Scotland and Italy commenced. Needless to say it was not a bashful but bashing display by the Scots. The ball was a red rag to the Scottish Bull.
The Vatican Necropolis
Thirty feet beneath St Peter’s Basilica, and largely unknown to the pilgrims and tourists above, exist the remains of an ancient Roman graveyard. The ‘Vatican Necropolis’ is now a rather gloomy, humid space, but at one time...
One of the great privileges of living and studying in Rome is the opportunity to explore a city famed the world over for its art, history, music, food, and culture.
Henry Benedict Stuart
The story of the exiled Stuarts and the subsequent Jacobite Cause have excited imaginations for centuries. The ill-fated quest of Charles Edward Stuart, affectionately known as Bonnie Prince Charlie, has been immortalised through art, poetry and music.