Call for Parliament to Celebrate the Consecration of Scotland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Elaine Smith MSP has put forward a Parliamentary Motion at Holyrood, calling on Parliament to recognise the forthcoming Consecration of Scotland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The Consecration, which will take place at Carfin Grotto on Sunday 3rd September, is expected to attract thousands of Catholics and will be the first such consecration in Scotland.
The motion calls on Parliament to recognise the importance of the consecration and to acknowledge that the Bishops of Scotland will be praying for all parliamentarians and government, encouraging them to “play their part in building a true civilisation of love and strive to create a place where all people are valued.” The motion also calls on Scotland to be a place where “people are free to practise their faith.”
The motion is supported by the following MSPs: Stewart Stevenson, Richard Lyle, Alex Rowley, Clare Adamson, Donald Cameron, and Neil Findlay.
Full text of the motion:
‘Scotland’s Catholic bishops will consecrate the nation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on 3 September 2017; understands that the bishops will pray for Scotland at the Marian Shrine at the Carfin Grotto, near Motherwell, asking that Scotland be energised with a renewed desire to seek the truth, and understands that at the same time they will pray for all parliamentarians and government, so that they will play their part in building a true civilisation of love and strive to create a place where all people are valued, a place where poor, lonely and marginalised people are not forgotten, and a place where people are free to practise their faith.’
For more details on the consecration, click this link.