Anticipation builds for arrival of 'The Little Flower' to Scotland
The schedule for the visit of the relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux to the Archdiocese has been published.
The relics are touring Scotland from August and arrive at the Carmelite Monastery in Dysart on Saturday 7th September.
They will then be taken to St Mary's Catholic Cathedral in Edinburgh that same day at 7:30pm, where Archbishop Leo Cushley will lead a Holy Hour before veneration of the relics.
He said: The people of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh await the relics of the Little Flower with great anticipation.
"From the Carmelite Sisters of Dysart to people and parishes all over the Archdiocese, there is much affection here for this extraordinary woman who, in so short a life, became a profound inspiration to many as well as a doctor of the Church.
"We hope and pray for many blessings from the visit of her relics."
Thérèse entered a Carmelite convent in Lisieux, France, aged 15 and gave her whole life to God. She died aged 24, in 1897, following a struggle with tuberculosis.
She had said: "My mission - to make God loved - will begin after my death. I will spend my heaven doing good on earth."
She was canonized by Pope Pius XI on May 17, 1925.
Find out more about St Thérèse and the visit of the relics to Scotland at www.littleflowerinscotland.co.uk