On Sunday 11th November, the students of the Scots College joined those of the Venerable English College and the Pontifical Beda College for Mass in commemoration of all the war dead.


The Mass takes place each year in San Silvestro, the British national Church here in Rome. The solemnity of this year’s celebration was added to being the hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I, with the minute’s silence kept exactly one hundred years after the guns fell silent on the battlefields of Europe.


Students from the Venerable English College organised the liturgy and helped create a prayerful atmosphere in the church. Special thanks go to the musicians from the English College, who had clearly given over a substantial amount of time to their preparation for the Mass. Of particular note, our thanks to Sean Elliot (VEC, Theology II) who sang ‘When I am laid in earth’ from the opera Dido and Aeneas by Hugh Purcell.

Throughout the month of November, the students of the College will continue to remember the dead, with Masses for the repose of our benefactors, friends, family and former students.     


Many thanks to Alex Balzanella for the use of his photographs.