| 10th March 2004 | Modified: 15th October 2014 | Christianity, News Releases | Seen 35 times | Liked 0 times

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10th March 2004

At the University of St Andrews, on Saturday 13th March 2004, the Catholic Church in Scotland will join in the Church's Day of Prayer for European Universities. Bishop Joseph Devine on behalf of the Scottish Bishops  
will receive from an Irish delegation the Sedes Sapientiae World Universities' Icon.  

At the close of the Jubilee Year, the Holy Father commissioned this icon from the Slovenian artist, Marko Ivan Rupnik, who also redesigned the Pope's private chapel. The Pope has asked that the University communities to: "constantly fix our gaze upon her, Seat of Wisdom, who continues to communicate to the Church and to humanity the words and events of salvation, cherished in her heart go in peace and journey under her guidance".  

Already the Icon has travelled to Greece, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Slovakia and Ireland. We will pass it on to the English Church at a ceremony in Oxford in October. Thereafter it will travel to Belgium.  

The ceremony at the University of St Andrews is scheduled to take place in the University Chapel of Saint Salvator and its theme will be one of Prayer for the World Universities.  

All are welcome to attend this event.  


Peter Kearney  
Catholic Media Office  
5 St. Vincent Place  
G1 2DH  
0141 221 1168  

Notes to editors:  

The above is a JPEG image of the icon (which measures approx 2ft x 3ft)  

Schedule of tour is shown below  

Sedes Sapientiae = Seat of Wisdom  

Presentation of Papal Icon and Details of Scottish Tour University of St Andrews: Saturday 13 March 2004 at 12 Noon  


March 15-16th St Andrews  
March 17th Transit  
March 18th-19th Aberdeen  
March 20th-21st Transit  
April 15th-16th Dundee  
April 17th-18th Transit  
April 19th-20th Stirling  
April 21st Transit  
April 22nd-23rd Edinburgh  
April 24th-25th Transit  
April 26th-27th Napier  
April 28th Transit  
April 29th-30th Scotus  
May 1st-2nd Transit  
May 3rd-4th Glasgow  
May 5th Transit  
May 6th-7th Strathclyde  
May 8th-9th Transit  
May 10th-11th Caledonian  
May 12th Transit  
May 13th-14th Paisley  
May 15th-16th Transit  
May 18th-19th Dundee  

"Make the University a place where the individual finds direction for the future, knowledge, inspiration for effective service of society."  

Pope John Paul II  
10 September 2000  

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