The Ragheed Ganni Cup

The Ragheed Ganni Cup

The Ragheed Ganni Cup Written by  November 25, 2022 w Comments You’d be forgiven for thinking to yourself, “How nice, an amiable congregation of seminarians all out to have fun and take part in a friendly competition.” But you’d be wrong! Look behind the smiles and...
The Vatican Necropolis

The Vatican Necropolis

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 enjoyed the sunlight...
Any Recommendations?

Any Recommendations?

Any Recommendations? Written by  November 1, 2022 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.  Another fact is that, when people from home visit...
Henry Benedict Stuart

Henry Benedict Stuart

Henry Benedict Stuart Written by  October 18, 2022 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...
Mgr Charles Burns – The First Four Years

Mgr Charles Burns – The First Four Years

Monsignor Charles Burns OBE arrived in Rome in the late 1950’s, based at the Pontifical Scots College on the Via delle Quattre Fontane. Little did he know that his time would include some incredible moments in the history of the church, as well as the story of...
THE FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD

THE FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD

Today on the Feast of the Presentation, Christ is proclaimed by Simeon as the light of revelation to the Gentiles and the glory of the Lord’s people Israel. The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple is an sublime image of the total gift of one’s life for all, those men...