As the Academic Year comes to an end at the Scots College, three new Candidates for Holy Orders have taken another step towards their ordinations following their admission on the 12th May.
Bishop Brian Farrell, the Secretary for the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, presided at Mass in the college on the 12th May and oversaw the admission of three seminarians as Candidates for Holy Orders.
During his sermon, before the official admission, Bishop Farrell spoke about the history of his Titular see, Abitinae. The Roman province, in modern day Tunisia, is known for the martyrdom of nearly 50 people who were found guilty of breaking laws preventing them from celebrating the Eucharist in 304. Through the example of these early church martyrs, Bishop Farrell encouraged the new Candidates to be a confident and proud examples as they prepare for their Diaconate ordinations next year.
The three Candidates are Emmanuel Alagbaoso, Diocese of Argyll & the Isles, Rafal Szweda and Emmet O’Dowd from the Diocese of Aberdeen and are pictured here with Bishop Farrell and the staff and deacons of the Scots College.