It has been announced that the relics of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux are to visit Scotland later this year from 30 August to 20 September 2019.

“It is my fervent prayer that the visit of the relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux to Scotland later this year will provide a very special opportunity for all of us to learn from the saintly example of the Little Flower, the better to imitate her “little way” of seeking holiness in everyday life, and to ask for her heavenly assistance in doing so,” said Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews & Edinburgh, on 19 February.

The invitation for the relics of Saint Thérèse comes from the bishops of Scotland and during the tour the relics will visit all eight dioceses in Scotland.

The relics of St Thérèse have been on an international pilgrimage since 1994. They were brought to Ireland in the summer of 2001 and then to England in 2009 where a quarter of a million people venerated them. For more information on the Scottish visit go to the following links where further information will be made available in the weeks to come:

https://www.facebook.com/littleflowerinscotland/

https://www.littleflowerinscotland.co.uk