Honouring the 250th Anniversary of Bishop George Hay


Mass at Scalan the Secret Seminary honouring the 250th Anniversary of Bishop George Hay On Trinity Sunday 1769, Fr George Hay a Scottish Priest was consecrated a Bishop in secret. An illegal act. During those years following the Scottish Reformation the Catholic Faith was outlawed. It was to remote wild places such as Scalan College in the highlands where this ancient faith was rekindled by training for priesthood to administer to the Church underground. The Protestant Reformation tried but ultimately failed to wipe Catholicism from Scotland Bishop George Hay is fundamental to the revival story of Scottish Catholicism. It was fitting that 3 Bishops and one Archbishop along with many priests, deacon and pilgrims honoured this historic occasion.

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