Monday, 28 January 2013

Ordinations in Rome

From the Chairman of the Friends.

Brothers Magdala Maria and Yousef Marie are to be ordained in Rome on June 22nd this year and the Friends are invited to 
attend.  Clearly it is a great and momentous occasion.
If there is sufficient interest I may try to organise a Friends of Papa Stronsay group to travel to the ordinations.  I would seek to co-ordinate our travel arrangements and arrange accommodation in a convent.  I envisage that we would travel on the Friday, 21st June and return on the following Monday or Tuesday so as to have one or two days for sightseeing etc. after the day of the ordinations.  I must stress that these are initial thoughts only and whether I take them further depends on whether anyone is interested in going!  I am also not able to make a prediction as to cost at this stage, but would try to establish this as soon as possible if there is sufficient interest.
If you would be interested in travelling as part of an organised Friends of Papa Stronsay group please would you let me know in writing, by post or through email by Friday 8th February.  Obviously, if you do want to go, you are free to make your own arrangements if you prefer.

Those interested should email or write to the friends - see contact details on this blog.


  1. Dear Dr. Shaw,

    I will be there and would be very interested in meeting some other "Friends of Papa Stronsay". Although I live in Germany, I would like to become a member or support you in some way.

  2. Please use the 'email us' facility to get in touch with the Friends.