For anyone who thinks the faith is dying a slow death in Scotland, the crowds of people at Carfin Grotto yesterday evening would beg to differ. Several hundred had come specially to honour the Mother of God.
The Church of England has begun a prayer initiative called ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, which is summarised as ‘a global wave of prayer’ beginning on the feast of the Ascension and ending on the great feast of Pentecost.
Catholics across the United Kingdom will gather in groups along the British coastline tomorrow to pray the Rosary in honour of the Mother of God, and to ask Her intercession for faith, life and peace in the British Isles.
Mercy seems like a very high ideal, one which we might feel we cannot reach – surely this is only for the Saints and holy people? And yet, we are all called to ‘be merciful, as your Father in Heaven is merciful’