WATCH: Lenten Prayer Talk...with Sr Anna Marie

You can watch last night's talk 'Becoming Saints Today: Unlocking the Present Moment', with Sr Anna Marie McGuan RSM below or on our YouTube channel. Introduced by Gordon Wood of the Archdiocese's Catechetics Commission.

To find out more about our INSPIRE Lenten Prayer Talks (and to register) click here.

WATCH: Prof John Haldane - Faith, Hope and Charity...

Archbishop Leo Cushley's talk series 'Faith in the Time of Covid' continued last night with Professor John Haldane.

The Philosopher's presentation is titled Faith, Hope and Charity in Times of Desperation.' Watch the video below or here.


Next week's talk is at 5pm, Sunday 21 February, with the Rt Hon Gordon Brown. The Webinar is full but can be watched live on our YouTube channel:

INSPIRE Lent Talk: Archbishop Leo Cushley

Praying the Passion According to St Mark. Event will be streamed live on YouTube: bit/ly/ArchYouTube

INSPIRE Lent Talk: Sr Sally Rollo

Prayer as a Relationship as Reflected in St Teresa of Avila. Event will be streamed live on YouTube at

INSPIRE Lent Talk: Br Joseph Carron

Songs of the Redemption: The Benedictine Liturgy of the Hours

INSPIRE Lent Talk: Sr Anna Marie McGuan

Becoming Saints Today: Unlocking the Present Moment. Talk will be streamed on YouTube:

EVENT: Register now for Faith in the Time of Covid

Archbishop Cushley invites you to listen to four renowned speakers who will give their unique perspective on the current pandemic.

Faith in the time of Covid is a new series of online talks beginning this month featuring Bishop Philip Egan, Dr Mary Rice Hasson, Professor John Haldane and the Rt Hon Gordon Brown.

Archbishop Cushley said: "Our speakers come from the fields of religion, ethics, philosophy and politics respectively, and all share a Christian background.

"This is a unique moment in all our lives so I wanted to find out their approach to the covid crisis and to share that with others. I'm grateful that they've accepted my invitation to speak. They have each been given a blank page for their event so we can all look forward to a series of stimulating talks."

Each talk lasts 30 mins. Registration details below. Any registration queries/issues email

Bishop Philip Egan | Sunday 31 January 5pm | Register here

Philip Egan is Bishop of Portsmouth Diocese. He is a popular speaker on theology and catechetics as well as a regular contributor to magazines. He is the author of Philosophy and Catholic Theology: A Primer (Collegeville, 2009).

Dr Mary Rice Hasson | Sunday 07 February 5pm | Register here

Dr Mary Rice Hasson is the Kate O'Beirne Fellow in Catholic Studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington DC. She also directs the Catholic Women's Forum. Mary is an expert on topics related to women, faith, culture, family, sexual morality, and gender ideology.

Professor John Haldane | Sunday 14 February 5pm | Register here

John Haldane is one of the heavyweights of modern philosophy in the UK. He is Professor of Moral Philosophy Emeritus at the University of St Andrews among other universities. He was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI Consultor to the Pontifical Council for Culture and served for ten years in that role.

Rt Hon Gordon Brown | Sunday 21 February 5pm | Register here

Gordon Brown is the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1997 to 2007, making him the longest-serving Chancellor in modern history.

EVENT: Find out about life as a religious sister

Young women can find out what life’s like for a nun in a series of Q&A events in Edinburgh.

‘Ask Me Anything’ will feature a religious sister who will chat about her vocational journey and answer any questions from the audience.

The events have been organised by Sr Mirjam Hugens, vocations director for religious life at the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh.

She said:They’re for young women who want to find out more about the religious life in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. It's also for those who simply want to hear what it's like for a woman living as a religious sister in 2020.”

The first event takes place on Monday 3rd February at St Columba’s Church Hall, 9 Upper Gray Street, Edinburgh at 7:30-8:15pm. Following events are on 2nd March and 6th April (samr time/venue) and feature different religious sisters.

Attendees are welcome to join the Mass for Vocations beforehand in the church at 6:30pm. The event is free and registration is via Facebook or Eventbrite.