Tuesday, 25 August 2009

The Isles

Scotland's last seminary is about to close its doors. And members of what could be the last generation of priests in Scotland are offering their thoughts. They are the last priests training in Scotland. Scotus College in Bearsden, the only remaining seminary for Catholic priests in the country, is due to close in a matter of weeks: the end of Catholic seminary life in Scotland.

The Scottish seminarians will now train at Ireland's lone surviving seminary, Maynooth (there were 7 seminaries across Ireland 20 years ago). This year's new class of seminarians is the largest in 10 years: 36 new students.

At the end of September the number of seminarians in Maynooth will be 77 (7 of them transferring from Scotland).

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