In 2003, Adam Nicolson came to Papa Stronsay to film one of the episodes of the channel 4 documentary "Atlantic Britain". This is the half of that episode which concerned Papa Stronsay, and is reproduced with permission. In 2008, the Transalpine Redemptorists were reconciled with the Holy See and now enjoy full and undisputed communion with the Holy Catholic Church.
The 2010 baling was kindly done for us by Matt Duffy from Stronsay. It was a big task to complete, but after a little over 12 hours he had finished baling 203 bales! His baler can pack the hay tighter than our one and so these bales were coming out weighing 1.5 times more that our usual ones — aprox 750kgs a piece. Even though more hey went into each bale, we still had our biggest harvest yet! Thanks Matt and may God bless you.
You can see the blog post which goes with this video here.
Claudio Casciolini's Panis Angelicus sung at Holy Mass on the feast of the Most Holy Redeemer 2010 by Brs Martin Mary, Magdala Maria and Bernard Maria with Mr. Brian Crowe of Stronsay. You can see the blog post which goes with this video here.
On August 15th 2010, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, Br. Martin Mary, F.SS.R. made his final vows in the Congregation of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer on Papa Stronsay. His mother, father, sister and two brothers were also there for the occasion, and his father and brothers sung in the schola. This video is mostly made up of clips from the ceremony. In the evening we held our annual bonfire and BBQ, to which the residents of Stronsay are also invited, to celebrate the profession and the feast. You can see the blog post which goes with this video here.
The Storm raged through the night with gusts reaching up to 127mph. The midday high tide was a big one and although the storm had reduced in ferocity, it was still enough to cause water to come over the pier.