In September Glasgow will hostthe relics of St Therese of Lisieux firstly at Barlinnie prison, then at St Teresa’s, Possilpark, then at St Andrew’s Cathedral.     St Therese has been one of the most popular of modern saints – one whose simplicity of life has given her a magnetism that has probably been rivalled in recent times only by St Pio and Mother Teresa.

In St Andrew’s Cathedral at 12.00 on the 17th September the relics will be welcomed by  Archbishop Philip Tartaglia :  ‘United with all peoples of the earth who are drawn closer to God through their veneration of these relics, we welcome these holy relics of St. Teresa of the Child Jesus of the Holy Face and receive them into St Andrew’s Cathedral. We ask for St. Teresa’s intercession to lead us to greater union with Christ’.

choir: Such are the ones who seek your face, who seek your face, O Lord.

All: Such are the ones who seek your face, who seek your face, O Lord.

Choir: The Lord’s is the earth and its fulness, the world and all its people.
He it was who set it on the seas, on the waters he made it firm.

All: Such are the ones who seek your face, who seek your face, O Lord.​

Glory to the Father, glory to the Son, Glory to the Holy Spirit now and for ever. Amen.


hymn: tune = O Waly Waly

Throughout the world the Gospel spreads bringing good news from heav’n above,

That all God’s children must be fed and given faith and hope and love.


Theresa’s grace is charity, her gift, her burden and her goal,

This binds her, this declares her free and filled with joy within her soul.


She sees her place and calling clear, shapes to perfection common things,

And finds her Lord endearingly near so does not need an eagle’s wings.


With humble steps that do not stray, with singleness of heart and mind

she does not seek a loftier way but childlike looks to Christ the Child.


Psalm 66: Let the peoples praise you, O Lord


After a short service there will be Mass at 1.00.

There will be a Vespers on radioalba.org on Tuesday the 17th and Wednesday 18th September at 8.00 – repeated at 9.00 and at 10.00 –