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GARDEN LIFE

March 27th 2020

There are three hostas planted just inside the garden gate. Each autumn they completely withdraw underground but each spring they come back. I saw the first sign of them on Wednesday. In a few weeks from now they will have

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THE LEGEND OF THE TRUE CROSS IN AREZZO PART I

March 21st 2020

“The Death of Adam” from “The Legend of the True Cross”, Piero della Francesca, Church of San Francesco, Arezzo, Italy.  Baccio di Magio,  a wealthy merchant from Arezzo died in 1417 and left money for the decoration of the chapel

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PASTORAL LETTER FROM THE BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF SCOTLAND

March 18th 2020

18th March 2020 Pastoral Letter and Statement of the Scottish Bishops re. Covid-19 Virus Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, In this time of trial we, the Bishops of Scotland, wish to send you a word of reassurance and encouragement.

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CARAVAGGIO’S NARCISSUS

March 14th 2020

“Narcissus”, Caravaggio, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica di Palazzo Barberini. Although lit from above by the same numinous light found in other works of Caravaggio, here the fair Narcissus looks away from it and gazes downwards at his reflection in the

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ANDY WARHOL’S 32 CANS OF CAMPBELL’S SOUP

March 7th 2020

“32 Campbell’s Soup Cans” (detail) 1962, Andy Warhol, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York.  When asked why he choose to paint the 32 varieties of Campbell’s soup, Warhol replied,  that as a child he ate it every day.  This

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A Reflection on the Goosecroft Friar

March 7th 2020

Lyn Cronin offers a Reflection on the day. A Service.  A Burial.  A Reception.  An Extraordinary Day We were driving to Stirling for an unusual funeral.  We were to attend a Requiem Mass and re-burial of the remains of an unknown friar, discovered on

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STANLEY SPENCER’s CHRIST IN THE WILDERNESS – THE HEN

February 28th 2020

“Christ in the Wilderness -The Hen”, Stanley Spencer c. 1954, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth. Stanley Spencer spent the winter of 1938/39 living alone in a room in 188 Adelaide Road near Swiss Cottage in London.  There he began

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Ter Brugghen’s St Sebastian tended by St Irene

February 22nd 2020

“St Sebastian tended by St Irene”, c. 1625, Hendrick ter Brugghen (1588-1629), Memorial Art museum of Oberin, Ohio.  The early Christian martyr, St Sebastian, was shot through by arrows and left for dead. He survived but was executed a few

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REBURIAL OF A DOMINICAN FRIAR IN STIRLING

February 22nd 2020

Stirling Council’s  Archeologist, Murray Cook,  writes, “In 2014 an archaeological excavation ahead of new flats opposite Stirling train station identified some buildings associated with the Medieval Dominican Priory (1230s to 1560) and a single body of a young man between

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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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