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Changing Lives Through Celtic

The motto of the Marist Brothers, the order to which Brother Walfrid belonged, is Ignoti et quasi occulti in hoc mundo or Hidden and unknown in the world. But nothing could be further from the truth in the case of Brother Walfrid, whose legacy includes transforming lives in Glasgow’s East End and creating one of the world’s most famous football clubs.

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The Celtic Foundation’s Sleepover at St Anne’s

The Celtic FC Foundation’s sleepout event is held annually at St Anne’s Parish in Whitechapel, London – a place of huge historical importance for the football club founded in the name of charity by Brother Walfrid. It was in this spirit of charity that I was privileged to have the opportunity to join fellow Celtic

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Brother Walfrid’s 12 Days of Christmas: Day Nine!

FAITH: Football, Art & Anorexia. There are a few meanings of Faith and these never ring truer than when it comes to Celtic Football Club. It is really hard to pinpoint where my personal religious experiences with Celtic began but I can think all day long of encounters I have had with my Faith and

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Brother Walfrid’s 12 days of Christmas: Day Seven!

Making the Documentary:The Founder “The 9 Muses” name comes from Greek Mythology which is rich with gods and goddesses but none were as influential as the Nine Muses who were created to give inspiration, knowledge, artistry and music to the ancient world. Hence it fitting that the 9 Muses choose this name as included in

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Brother Walfrid’s 12 Days of Christmas: Day Five! Michael’s First Interview.

We love to catch up with Michael Connolly and find out all the latest on his Ph.D. on Brother Walfrid but this is the first time he’s sat with us to take us on the journey of where he has been and what he has been upto in his own words- Hi Michael,  Thank you

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Day Four!: The 9 Muses announce Partnership with CelticFC

Today is a very special day for us at The 9 Muses as we have a big announcement that was just made public by CelticFC: CELTIC FC and Celtic FC Foundation are delighted to announce a partnership with The 9 Muses.  It certainly is fitting that we can announce this at Christmas time, with it being

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Brother Walfrid’s 12 Days of Christmas: Day Two!

Welcome to Brother Walfrid’s 12 Days of Christmas: Day Two !   We have had so many truly amazing people from many types of organizations involved on and along the immense journey that has been The Brother Walfrid Campaign and Project but one of the most influential and longest-serving has been our Creative & Art

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Brother Walfrid’s 12 Days of Christmas: Day One!

In true Chrismas Spirit, The 9 Muses, along with Michael Connolly is doing ’12 Days of Walfrid’, each day starting today we will be giving away exclusive interviews, facts, behind the scenes looks at the Brother Walfrid Campaign and how we have developed it. We will also be giving away some amazing Brother Walfrid Merchandise and have

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World’s First PhD on “Apostle of the Poor” Brother Walfrid Announced

The world’s first PhD on Brother Walfrid starts today (Sunday 1 October) as part of a wider campaign to raise understanding and awareness of the Celtic founder’s life and works.

Walfrid – a Marist Brother – founded Celtic F.C. in 1887 to alleviate poverty among Irish immigrants in Glasgow’s east end.

It is hoped the PhD will increase knowledge regarding his significance to the lives of thousands of Irish immigrant Catholics in late 19th century Glasgow, while scrutinising his legacy for 21st-century Scotland.

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Why I Commissioned a PhD in Celtic Founder Brother Walfrid

We’re here. It’s launch week. Getting to this point’s been a labour of love, but I do believe it’s one of the most important things I’ve done in my life. Namely, kicking off a campaign (and PhD) to raise awareness of a great man’s (Brother Walfrid’s) contribution to our nation, particularly the cultural identities of

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