Posted by SCMO on 21st May 2003 in Christianity |
As part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of Scotus college
, the national seminary in Scotland, the college
community went on pilgrimage to Eilean Ban, an island on Loch Morar, near Mallaig, where there had been a seminary for "heather priests" in the early eighteenth century. Loch Morar is as picturesque a spot as can be found, with the landscape dotted with small islands. Eilean Ban is situated in the middle of the Loch and can only be approached by boat, and so the party from the college
were ferried across to the island, stirringly done to the accompaniment of bagpipe music.
The island had been chosen as a suitable site for the training of priests many c...