Little Sisters 150th Anniversary

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Lord Provost Bob Duncan hosted a Civic Reception in the City Chambers in Dundee to mark the 150th Anniversary of the arrival of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Dundee. In the winter of 1839, Jeanne Jugan, the daughter of a fisherman, from Cancale in Brittany visited an elderly, blind, paralysed lady, who was abandoned, cold and hungry.  Jeanne …

Ss Leonard & Fergus Hall re-opens

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The opening of the Refurbished Hall at Ss Leonard & St Fergus Church, Dundee took place on Sunday 3rd March 2013. A large proportion of the cost of the refurbishment was met by a grant of £10,000 from Dundee Partnership through the Strathmartine Community Regeneration forum and a grant of £10,000 from the Awards for All, Big Lottery Fund.

Inaugural Lecture of St Ninian Institute

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Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen was the guest speaker at the inaugural lecture of the St Ninian Institute, Dundee. The Institute is based in the Lawside Campus of the Diocese of Dunkeld and was established to provide a new distance learning/part-time study college. The event also involved an open discussion with those present, chaired by Dr Harry Schnitker, Senior Research …

Sister Aloysius – a founder of the Lawside Romanian Fund

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Sister Aloysius, the Sister of Mercy who co-founded the Dundee-based Lawside Romania Fund, has died at the age 89. She was still visiting the sick children of Bucharest’s Budimex Hospital on Sunday, the day before her death. Born Gertrude Philomena Kiernan, into a farming family in County Cavan, Ireland, she was one of 12 children, three of whom died in …

World Day for the Sick

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The Diocesan celebration to mark “World Day of Prayer for the Sick” took place on the evening of Monday 11th February, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, in St Mary’s Lochee, Dundee. The principal celebrant of the Mass was Canon Aldo Angelosanto, parish priest of St Mary’s Lochee.  

Sister Anne dies at the age of 100

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A Dundee nun who celebrated her 100th birthday last May has died. Sister Anne, who had been resident in the city’s Wellburn Home for many years, was a Little Sister of the Poor. Born in Springfield, near Cupar, in 1912, her family of eight girls and two boys moved to Dundee with their parents. Having visited Wellburn Home with her …

Pilgrimage to Lourdes – October 2012

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Parishioners from St Mungo’s, Alloa, St Bernadette’s, Tullibody, St John Vianney’s, Alva and St Serf’s High Valleyfield visited the Cathedral at Amiens, and Nevers to visit the tomb of St Bernadette. Mass was celebrated in both locations by Canon Michael Milton, who was chaplain to the group. The pilgrimage was organised by Mr McLaughlin, parishioner of St Bernadette’s, Tullibody. During …

Fr David Ward, RIP

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FR DAVID Ward, a priest in the Dunkeld Diocese for almost 50 years, has died after a long illness. He was 72. Born in Dundee, the son of Francis and Agnes Ward, his family moved to Broughty Ferry shortly afterwards. He was educated at Lawside Primary and Lawside Academy. He began his studies for the priesthood at the then national …

Canon Basil’s 50 Golden Years

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The priest who was one of the first on the scene after 16 primary one pupils and their teacher were shot dead at Dunblane Primary School is celebrating 50 years of Ordination to the Priesthood, in Holy Family Church, Dunblane, Friday, June 16, at 7.00pm. Canon Basil O’Sullivan, parish priest of Holy Family, Dunblane and Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, …