Edinburgh: The relics of St. Therese of Lisieux was brought in to the Her Majesty Barlinnie Scottish Prison, the biggest gallows of Edinburgh. Following the relics, the Archbishop of Glasgow His Eminence Philip Tartaglia walked into the prison and met the inmates. While his visit, the Archbishop celebrated the Holy Mass with the Jail Officials and the prisoners. In the sermon, he mentioned the life story of St. Therese and urged the listeners to imitate the saint by doing little deeds of kindness. He mentioned in his address that the officials should be more and more considerate towards the inmates, while the inmates should be cooperative and disciplined. 

He further continued to request the fellow jail mates to surrender each other and their intentions, in their daily prayer. Also, he asked the prisoners to try and inculcate goodness within themselves in the duration they are to serve their term in the gallows; so that they could become good members of society, once released.

Carfin Grotto, National Pilgrimage Mass withThe Relics of St Therese of Lisieux, Sunday 1st Sept 2019.

The presentation of the relics for veneration comes as a procession that goes through eight dioceses in Scotland. As a result the relics, placed in specially designed chest, reached under the guidance of Archbishop Tartaglia at the Edinburgh prison on August 28th, 2019.


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