Bp Hugh Gilbert

  • Christmas

    This Mass – in its timing, its prayers, its readings – has a different feel from the Midnight Mass or from the Mass early on Christmas morning, the Dawn Mass. […]

  • Midnight Mass

    What a wonderful night this is! It’s light in darkness, A virgin having a child, A baby in a manger. It’s the son of David born in Bethlehem, Wonder-Counsellor, Mighty-God, […]

  • Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    ‘Come, Lord Jesus! Come, and save us! Come and set us free!’ This is what we pray in Advent. We call on Christ to come and save us. Christ saves […]

  • The Monastery and the Local Church

    Talk given at the Benedictine Monastery of Kornelimuenster, Germany on 26 August 2012.  Thank you for the opportunity to address this subject, and especially on such a memorable occasion- the golden […]

  • Homily for the Opening of the Year of Faith

    St Mary’s Cathedral, 11 October 2012; St Mary’s, Inverness, 12 October 2012 (The readings for these Masses were drawn from the Mass for the Spread of the Gospel / the […]

  • The Year of Faith

    Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB, Bishop of Aberdeen, Scotland, speaks to the Newman Association about the Year of Faith on Thursday 4th October 2012.

  • The Birthday of John the Baptist

    ‘His name is John’ (Lk 1:63). Today we keep the birthday of this John, John the Baptiser. After our Lord, the Church keeps the earthly birthdays only of Mary and […]

  • Diamond Jubilee

    Princess Elizabeth came of age – 21 in those days – during her 1947 tour of South Africa. In a broadcast marking the occasion, she said this: ‘I declare before […]


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