Religious brothers and sisters from across the Archdiocese joined together with Archbishop Cushley in Edinburgh today to mark World Day for Consecrated Life.

The Day was a chance for religious in our Archdiocese to attend Mass, enjoy lunch and listen to a reflection from Fr Adrian Porter SJ, below, on Pope Francis seen through the eyes of St Ignatius.

Pope St John Paul II instituted the day in 1997 on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.

Each year the Church has thanked God for the gift of the different forms of consecrated life and pray that our Church will continue to be enriched by the life and witness of consecrated men and women.

If you are interested in exploring the Religious Life contact our Director of Religious Vocations Sr Mirjam Hugens FSO at