The Scots College has welcomed not one, but two groups of pilgrims from the Diocese of Motherwell this week.
During the Holy Year of Mercy, the doors of the Scots College in Rome have been thrown open to greet various pilgrim groups from across Scotland. This week, the community welcomed a group led by Bishop Joesph Toal from the Diocese of Motherwell, during their journey to Rome. The group, who arrived in Rome on Sunday, were in St Peter’s Square for the weekly Papal audience and have also visited St. Paul’s outside the Walls, St. John Lateran and the Catacombs. Before they leave the Eternal City, the group travelled to the Castelli, to the south of Rome, visiting Frascati and Castel Gondolfo.
The group celebrated Mass in the college chapel, joined by Bernard Mournian, a deacon in the college this year from the diocese.
Meanwhile, a parish group from St. Vincent de Paul, East Kilbride, made a flying visit to the college on Thursday. Led by the clergy of the parish, Fr. Ivan Boyle and Permanent Deacon, Joseph Gallagher. The group, who have also been in Rome since Sunday made the Scots College their final stop in Rome before two days in Assisi ahead of their return to Scotland at the weekend.
Following tours around the college with several seminarians, the groups gathered in the college refectory for some light refreshments.