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My Penny Red by Canon Jim Foley

At the age of 12, I joined the distinguished ranks of young philatelists and, almost seventy years on, I find myself unwilling to dump my tattered Stamp Album.   As I paid it a nostalgic visit recently...

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50 Years from Vatican II by Canon Jim Foley

Logo of the Scots College The Gregorian University Class of 1955 Students and Professors 50 years after Vatican II 450 years after the Council of Trent 1962 years after the Council of Jerusalem By...

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The Savoy Operas by Canon Jim Foley

‘I have a song to sing, O!’ The Gondoliers It may come as a surprise to recent graduates of the Scots College in Rome to learn that Francis Walsh (1901-1974), late bishop of Aberdeen is credited with...

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La Casa di Dante Rome by Canon Jim Foley

Dante Alighieri The members of St Augustine’s Italian Club will be pleased to learn that La Casa di Dante has recently published the Programme of Lectures on La Divina Commedia for 2012-2013. The...

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A History of Drumpark School

A PERSONAL VIEW BY MARGO DUGGAN JUNE 1999  CONTENTS *Please click on links for access to individual Chapters in a PDF printer-friendly format. Click here to view this index page in PDF format....

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The Chapel of Saint Mahew, Cardross by David McRoberts

By David McRoberts Kilmahew 1955 IMPRIMATUR+ Donald A. Campbell21st February 1955,Glasguae. ABOUT a quarter of a mile to the north of Cardross village, in Dunbartonshire, lies a small parcel of land...

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Wishing you a happy New Year from Canon Jim Foley and Queen Victoria

South Africa 1900 Victoria Reg. R9 No4 349850 by Canon Jim Foley I boasted in an earlier Post that I was the proud owner of a Penny Red postage stamp dated 1864. My Penny Red, however, pales into...

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My Birmingham Dribbler by Canon Jim Foley

By Canon Jim Foley Having put on display my Penny Red (1864) and my Presentation Box of Queen Victoria’s chocolates (1900), I feel obliged to add to my collection of objets d’art my Birmingham...

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The Bishops of Motherwell

The Right Reverend Edward Douglas First Bishop of Motherwell 1948-1955 The Diocese of Motherwell, comprising the County of Lanark, was erected as a Suffragan See of the Archdiocese of Glasgow by the...

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A Glimpse of Rome

Between the Years of 1948 and 1955 during the Pontificate of Pius XII. by Canon Jim Foley The scribe at his desk ‘Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the...

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