A revisiting of tradition was heard at Iona Presentation College last week with the ringing of the Angelus bell at 12 noon, accompanied by the Angelus prayer.
It was originally the custom at Iona to toll the Angelus bell three times a day (at 6am, 12 noon and 6pm). In later years, this changed to 6pm only.
The practice of ringing the Angelus bell was a part of the Iona day for more than 90 years.
Sr Brendan Curtin was the last Presentation Sister charged with ringing the Angelus bell and the practice ceased in 2005.
The Angelus bell was restored by the college in 2013 in honour of the centenary of the presentation of the bell to Mother Treacey and is housed in a small belfry in the convent garden.
It has been a reminder to stop and give thanks to Our Lord and His Blessed Mother, and spend some time in personal devotion.