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...
Homily: The Passion of St John Ogilvie

Homily: The Passion of St John Ogilvie

Fr Joseph Carola, SJ recently preached the following homily at a Mass to mark the Feast of St John Ogilvie at the Pontifical Scots College. We are indebted to Fr Carola for providing such an inspiring reflection on the priesthood.   A. M. D. G. THE PASSION OF...
First Sunday of Lent: John Ogilvie

First Sunday of Lent: John Ogilvie

In the first of a series of Lenten reflections, Bobby Taylor considers St John Ogilvie as a model for Christians in Lent. Tasked with the job of writing the reflection for the First Sunday of Lent, it struck me that today also marks the 414th anniversary of the...
Monsignor William Canon Clapperton Remembered

Monsignor William Canon Clapperton Remembered

After a time of relaxation over the Christmas holidays, followed by an intense study period around the time of exams, the Scots College community reconvened for the second semester of classes last week. The start of the semester coincided with the 50th anniversary of...