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FUNDRAISING FOR ST CATHARINE’S

January 11th 2020

The 9 O’Clock Mass Congregation fundraising event raised   £1,342.88. This includes the auction of icons which, when all funds, are collected will have raised £579.   The collections taken up after Mass came to £1, 093.92.  The CSU Carol

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JACOPO BASSANO’S ADORATION OF THE KINGS

January 4th 2020

“The Adoration of the Kings”, Jacopo Bassano, 1542, National Galleries Of Scotland.  We see the Holy Family with their haloes on the left. A beam of light from the star can just be seen above them.  These are the only

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FLIGHT INTO EGYPT BY JACOPO BASSANO

December 28th 2019

“Flight into Egypt”, Jacopo Bassano, c.1544, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena.  The Holy Family is on the move.  Behind them is the familiar landscape of Bassano del Grappa where the artist lived.  But here they are led by an angel and

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MASS TIMES IN JANUARY

December 21st 2019

    Unless stated otherwise Daily Mass is at 5.15pm Monday to Friday and at 12noon on Saturdays.  The student Mass at 7.15pm begins again on Sunday 12th January.  The 1.15pm Mass begins the next day on Monday 13th January.

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CIMA’S VIRGIN AND CHILD WITH STS JEROME AND ST LOUIS OF TOULOUSE

December 21st 2019

“Virgin and Child with Sts Jerome and St Louis of Toulouse” (“Madonna of the Orange Tree”) 1496- 98,  Cima da Conegliano,  Accademia, Venice.  When I saw this painting recently on a visit to Venice, I was struck by the similarities

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CIMA DA CONEGLIANO’S REST ON THE FLIGHT TO EGYPT WITH SAINTS JOHN THE BAPTIST AND ST LUCY

December 14th 2019

“Rest on the Flight into Egypt with Sts John the Baptist and St Lucy”, 1496 – 98, Cima da Conegliano, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon.  This artist is known for his altarpieces but at 53.9 cm X 71.6cm this painting must

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CARAVAGGIO’S BURIAL OF ST LUCY

December 7th 2019

“Burial of St Lucy” 1608, Caravaggio, Chiesa de Santa Lucia alla Badia, Syracuse. The two grave diggers, the soldier and the mitred bishop are far larger than the central group of mourners.  With this deliberate distortion,  they both frame and

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ICON OF ST DOMINIC

December 6th 2019

Dominic is shown holding the Gospel of St Matthew and a white lily, indicating the resurrection within its trinitarian structures. He is also shown with the flame, this indicates both the Holy Spirit and the flame in his mother’s vision,

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ICON OF ST ALBERT THE GREAT

December 6th 2019

Albert is shown holding the Gospels in one hand and a scroll in the other. The scroll carries the Greek words for matter and form, pointing to his study of Aristotle and the subsequent influence this had on his student,

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ICON OF ST CATHERINE OF SIENA

December 6th 2019

This icon is visually the simplest of the three. This is a deliberate choice, to indicate her sense of her calling to live simply and to embrace a poverty that enriched others. This clear and uncluttered life was mirrored in

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Edinburgh Catholic Chaplaincy

The Catholic Chaplaincy serves the students and staff of the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University and Queen Margaret University.

The Catholic Chaplaincy is also a parish of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh (the Parish of St Albert the Great) and all Catholic students and staff are automatically members of this parish.

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