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The stories behind the names

FLORENCE BOYLE.

In this, the centenary year of the Armistice, a resident of the village of Old Kilpatrick traced the stories behind the names on her local war memorial.  Continue reading

Mapping the future in Galloway

MARY CULLEN.

A meeting of parish pastoral council representatives offered a snapshot of the way in which lay people are taking responsibility for the church’s life and mission in Dumfries and Galloway. Continue reading

From the Firth of Forth to the Indian Ocean

HONOR HANIA and ALISON CLARK

As summer holiday cruises become increasingly popular, two Open House contributors highlight the changing role of the church’s ministry to seafarers.  Honor looks at its history, and Alison at one chaplain’s journey from the Firth of Forth to the Indian Ocean. Continue reading

The heartstone pilgrimage

IAN CAMPBELL.

Pilgrimage seems to be the thing at the moment.  Not only the phenomenal popularity of all the various branches of the Camino to Compostela, but also near home, revivals of old pilgrimages such as to Whithorn and St Andrews and the creation of new ones such as the St Cuthbert’s and the St Oswald’s Ways, both of which I have enjoyed walking.  The present piece, however, is about making a walk I do several times a week into something meaningful enough to be called a pilgrimage, and, I hope, may encourage others to do similarly with their favourite walks. Continue reading

CURRENT ISSUE
CURRENT ISSUE

October/November 2018

CONFERENCE PAPERS

Open House held a conference on the role of lay people in the governance of the Catholic Church in November 2013. See conference papers.