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Appeal for memorial to St John Ogilvie launches
An appeal to erect a permanent memorial to St John Ogilvie at Glasgow Cross will be officially launched at 3pm on Sunday 23rd July at the Cathedral Cloisters, Clyde St.Glasgow.This development comes after plans were kick-started by an online campaign.Sancta Familia Media – a parish group that produces faith-based videos from the Motherwell Diocese raised the lack of a memorial at the site.Tim Curtis SJ, the St Aloysius parish priest who will be leaving in September to join Stonyhurst said: "We...
St Aloysius’, Glasgow organises day trip to Largs
St Aloysius’ church organised a ‘trip away day’ to Largs on the Ayrshire coast, for ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) students, spouses and children on Tuesday 4th July.Fr Tim Curtis SJ, who will be leaving St Aloysius in October for Stonyhurst, hired a coach for the outing which transported 36 students who were asylum seekers and refugees.The students had not been to the seaside before and were keen to discover the sea shores of Scotland, as well as enjoy the fresh...
The National Shrine to St John Ogilvie in St Aloysius Church, Glasgow
The Knights of St Columba in Scotland are pressing ahead with their campaign to mark the spot where St John Ogilvie SJ was executed in 1615 with a permanent memorial erected at Glasgow Cross in his honour. The announcement was made to coincide with the Feast of St John Ogilvie on 10 March.St John Ogilvie is officially recognised as Scotland's only Catholic martyr. As a Jesuit priest, he preached at a time when being a Catholic was outlawed. While Catholicism was not necessarily punishable by...
Fr Provincial (far right) with the four Head Masters and the Chair of Governors
The British Jesuit Provincial has blessed and dedicated the new Sports Facility on St Aloysius College’s Garnethill campus in Glasgow, following its officially opening by Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Gregor Townsend and Scottish Hockey Internationalist Susan McGilveray. The three-storey building will transform the health and fitness of the College’s pupils, diversify the number of sports it can provide, improve extra-curricular activities and offer year-round weather cover. It will also reduce...
The Debating Group join Honor and James at St Aloysius College
Two pupils of St Aloysius College in Glasgow have been recognised for their contribution to the school’s Public Speaking tradition. S6 pupils Honor McWilliams and James Frazier were presented with gifts and cards to celebrate their contributions to the Public Speaking Club over recent months. They have been credited with overseeing an innovative programme that has helped develop pupils’ talents, which has resulted in a hugely successful year for public speaking in the College.Honor...
The raising of Lazarus by Michelangelo Caravaggio
To celebrate the end of the Year of Mercy, St Aloysius parish in Glasgow organised two talks that were both experiential and helped participants to ‘think outside the box’ on the topic of God’s mercy.The first presentation was by internationally renowned composer and former parishioner Sir James MacMillan who talked about finding God’s Mercy through Music. His talk to a packed auditorium at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland was illustrated by some of his own...
Celebrating the Jubilarians in Glasgow. Photos: David Birchall SJ
There are many causes for celebration among the Jesuits in Britain this month, as several men are marking milestone Jubilees.Three months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour in 1941, Michael Flannery marched into the Jesuit Novitiate in Manresa, thereby becoming this year’s most senior Jubilarian with 75 years under his belt. He is a member of the Corpus Christi Jesuit Community in Boscombe, Dorset.Yesterday (7 September), Fr Leo Arnold and Fr Paul Hackett (who started in primary...
  This September marks the 150th anniversary of St Aloysius' College at Garnethill, Glasgow. The Society of Jesus was first approached with the idea of running a parish and establishing a school for the education of boys in Glasgow in 1859. In that same year, they took over the running of the parish of St Joseph in North Woodside Road and were also offered a house on Charlotte Street in the Bridgetown area of the city which would serve as the intended school. However in the...
The St Aloysius' College Captains, 2016-17
The Head Pupils and Senior School Captains for the new academic year at St Aloysius’ College in Glasgow have been announced. At the Senior School Assembly in St Aloysius Church, Liam Martin and Nicole Donnelly were named as Head Boy and Head Girl respectively by Depute Head, Mrs Isabelle Erskine and were presented with their distinguishing Captains Ties alongside the other Senior pupils who will be Captains.  The autumn term in schools in Scotland starts in the third week of August....
What do pilgrims get from walking in the footsteps of Saint Ignatius Loyola? Those who walk from town to town on the Camino Ignaciano with the Spanish Jesuits probably get blistered feet. But in common with the pilgrims led by British Jesuits from the Ignatian Spirituality Centre Glasgow, they get two great gifts of God:  a deeper understanding of St Ignatius and the Spiritual  Exercises, and the camaraderie of those who travel on foot together with a shared goal."I read the...

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