Scotland will honour her first Bishop and first Apostle on Sunday, September 19. when Galloway Catholics attend Pontifical High Mass celebrated at 4 p.m. in St. Ninian's Cave, overlooking the Wigtownsh ire coast and Luce Bay at Whithorn.
Last year more than 2,000 people made the pilgrimage. which is arranged by the St. Vincent de Paul Society. This year much greater crowds are expected to attend the Mass, which will be celebrated at the cave-mouth by Bishop McGee of Galloway.
Archbishop Gray of St. Andrews and Edinburgh will preach. September 19 is the Sunday within the octave of St. Ninian's feast.
The Mass will be offered for the Persecuted Church. for peace, for the return of Scotland to the Faith, and for the beatification of Frederic Ozanam, founder of the S.V.P. Society.