As the New Year begins with the Solemnity of Our Lady, the Scots College offers prayers for peace in the world and to Our Lady for the intentions of 2018.

God our Father, since you gave mankind a saviour through Blessed Mary, virgin and mother,
grant that we may feel the power of her intercession,
when she pleads for us with Jesus Christ, your Son, the author of life…

From the concluding prayer of the Liturgy of Hours for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.


A statue of Our Lady and the Child Jesus. The statue stands on the central staircase in the Scots College, Rome.

The Rector, staff, students and sisters of the Scots College community would like to extend their warmest greetings for a Prosperous, Blessed and Happy New Year.

The image on the front page of Pacem in Teris originating from the Christmas crib, comes from a painting by János “Giovanni” Hajnal. The Hungarian born artist produced artwork when the college moved to the current location on the Via Cassia. He produced the images of St. Andrew either side of the main door into the chapel – one from the crucifixion of the saint and the other showing when a relic of Andrew was handed to the King of Scots. Near the end of Hajnal’s career he returned to the college to produce the artwork for the stained glass window that dominates the chapel, behind the altar. In this work, for the 400th anniversary of the Scots College in the Millennium year, Hajnal depicts, in his trademark style, scenes of Andrew in the scriptures. His work was also used in the Milan Duomo, the Paul VI auditorium at the Vatican and on several editions of Vatican stamps.