Scottish Parliament formally recognises Act of Consecration of Scotland

  • Antonia Moffat

Carfin Grotto

Carfin Grotto

News that the Scottish Parliament has officially recognised today's Consecration of Scotland to Our Lady has been welcomed by Catholics across Scotland.

The Parliamentary Motion states:

'That the Parliament recognises that Scotland’s Catholic bishops will consecrate the nation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on 3 September 2017; understands that the bishops will pray for Scotland at the Marian Shrine at the Carfin Grotto, near Motherwell, asking that Scotland be energised with a renewed desire to seek the truth, and understands that at the same time they will pray for all parliamentarians and government, so that they will play their part in building a true civilisation of love and strive to create a place where all people are valued, a place where poor, lonely and marginalised people are not forgotten, and a place where people are free to practise their faith.'

Bishop Keenan of the Diocese of Paisley has written on Facebook: News that the Scottish Parliament has chosen to involve itself in the Consecration of Scotland to Our Lady with a formal motion of recognition. I feel this is enormously significany and providential.

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