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 …

Brian McEwan receives Benenerenti Medal

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St Bride’s in Monifieth celebrated a devoted parishioner as Bishop Vincent Logan arrived in the parish to present him with the Benemerenti medal. Brian McEwan, who has been a committed member of the parish for many years, was chosen to receive the award in hon-our of the work he has done for the church in Monifieth during his life of …

Papal award for George Haggarty

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George Haggarty, retired rector of St John’s High School, was presented with the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Papal Award at the Annual Mass for those involved in the field of Catholic education in the diocese, at Ss Peter and St Paul’s, Dundee. Bishop Vincent Logan thanked Mr Haggarty for his many years of service to the education community within the …

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, …

Canon Augustine Klein (1914-2000)

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Canon Augustine Klein; born July 27, 1914, died December 15, 2000. Canon Augustine Klein, who was once arrested by the Gestapo in Germany and later interned in Ireland as a possible German spy, has died at the age of 86 in Dundee. Canon Klein served the RC diocese of Dunkeld for 31 years until he retired in 1986. Born in …

1913 – The Very Rev. Mgr. Robert Fraser, D D. was nominated Bishop of Dunkeld

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Aberdeen Press and Journal – Saturday 10 May 1913 Roma, Friday The Very Rev. Mgr. Robert Fraser, D.D., rector of the Scots’ College here, has been nominated Bishop of Dunkeld, in succession the late Bishop MacFarlane. (Reuter) Fraser was born at Wardhouse, Aberdeenshire, 10th August, 1858. entered Blairs College on 18th July, 1872; and passed in October, 1875, Edmund’s College, …

Bishop MacFalane’s Requiem Mass (1912)

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St Andrew’s pro-Cathedral, Dundee, was crowded with a sorrowing congregation on the occasion of Bishop MacFarlane’s funeral. From every part of Scotland priests came to pay tribute to the memory of one whom they loved and respected. The Cathedral was draped in black in every part, the vacant episcopal chair in its mourning trappings speaking eloquently of the departed Bishop. …