Gaelic Prayers

In Memoriam
Canon John Angus Galbraith
1945 - 2006

We remember with gratitude Canon Galbraith's contribution to the diocese and to the worship of God in the Gaelic language. On these pages you can view some of the prayers and readings that Canon Galbraith collected on his website over the years together with other articles on the spiritual tradition of the Isles.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Prayer to the Holy Spirit for the Pentecost Novena

Stations of the Cross

This version of the Stations of the Cross was produced by the late Canon Galbraith.

Gaelic Religious Resources

This is a selection of the resource books that are used or have been used by Gaelic speaking Catholic communities in their prayer and liturgical life.

Gaelic Prayers


These are some of the common prayers that are well known in the Gaelic speaking communities everywhere. They are among the prayers that are said most frequently by Catholics:
Sign of the Cross, Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be, Act of Faith, Act of Hope, Act of Love, Morning Offering, Apostles’ Creed, Act of Contrition (long and short), Hail Holy Queen, We fly to thy patronage, Memorare.

Gaelic Rosary

The Rosary has been one of the most popular forms of devotion among the Catholics of the Western Isles of Scotland throughout the ages and it still is. It is a prayer that is said very often both publicly and privately.

Our Lady of the Isles

To give honour to the Blessed Virgin Mary is as natural to the people of the Isles as breathing the air.

Homily for Canon Galbraith's Requiem Mass

Homily given at St. Peter's Daliburgh, South Uist, 4 October 2006

Tribute to Canon Galbraith

An appreciation of Canon Galbraith's work as a priest and as a broadcaster.
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