Pilgrims celebrate 60th mass at St Ninian’s cave

Annual Diocesan pilgrimage to St Ninian's cave 60th year.
Annual Diocesan pilgrimage to St Ninian's cave 60th year.

Eight hundred and fifty dedicated pilgrims made the annual journey to a rocky shore on the southern tip of the Machars peninsula to celebrate the 60th mass at St Ninian’s cave last Sunday.

The annual pilgrimage brings Catholics together to honour the memory of St Ninian who brought Christianity to Scotland in the 5th Century.

Annual Diocesan pilgrimage to St Ninian's cave 60th year.

Annual Diocesan pilgrimage to St Ninian's cave 60th year.

The mass last Sunday was conducted by two bishops, 24 priests and three deacons. Among the hundred of pilgrims that travelled from the Scottish diocese of Motherwell, Paisley and the arch diocese in Glasgow was a busload from County Durham in England. Two dedicated ladies also walked all the way from Glenluce Abbey to St Ninian’s Cave for the mass.