St Aloysius College

As a Jesuit school, St Aloysius's College has set aside ten minutes each day during the season of Advent to pray the Examen in quiet reflection and contemplation.The Examination of Consciousness (commonly called the examen) is a technique of prayerful reflection and meditation on the events of the day in order to detect God's presence and discern his direction for us.St Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, developed the examen as a way of detecting God’s presence and activity in our...
Fr Peter (“Bertie”) Granger-Banyard SJ died on 7th August 2018 in the St Aloysius community in Glasgow. He was 87 years old and had been a Jesuit for almost 70 years.Bertie was born in Birmingham on 6th February 1931. After attending schools in Ipswich, West Norwood, and at Belmont Abbey, he joined the novitiate at Roehampton in 1948, later moving to Harlaxton, where he took his First Vows in 1950. He returned to Manresa in Roehampton for a further year of juniorate, studied philosophy for two...
Gartmore House
Just before breaking for Christmas St Aloysius College in Glasgow held its Kairos retreats. The retreats are for the 16 and 17 year old students and took place over four days. Four different places hosted the retreats: St Mary's Redemptorist Monastery in Kinnoull, Perth; Gartmore House near Stirling; Stonyhurst College; and Minsteracres Retreat Centre in Consett, Northumberland.Over the four days, the students are lead by group leaders, 17 and 18 year old St Aloysius students who took part in...
September is the start of the new academic year as children all over the country head back to school. The Society of Jesus is recognised throughout the world for its work in establishing and running schools, colleges and universities. This blog post gives a brief overview of some of the collections of school records held here at the Jesuits in Britain Archives and, in particular, the records of Mount St Mary’s College, which is celebrating the 175th anniversary of its establishment this...
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...
Blessed Oscar Romero
The Secret of Romero – Passion for God and Compassion for the PoorPresented by the Archbishop Romero Trust in the year of the centenary of the birth of Blessed Oscar RomeroSpeaker Martha Zechmeister CJ Professor of Systematic Theology at the Jesuit University of San SalvadorALL ARE WELCOMEcontact: romerotrust@gmail.comwebsite: romerotrust.org.ukOther locations for this lecture:Wrexham Saturday 18 March at 2.00pm – Wrexham CathedralEdinburgh Monday 20 March at 7.30pm – Lauriston...
Discernment:  Discern to DifferThe Rev Dr Laurence Whitley, Minister of Glasgow Cathedral, gives the third in this year’s Gonzaga Lecture Series: Consolation, Compassion, Discernment.  The series is organised by St Aloysius College Glasgow.Admission is free.For more information contact Ruth Sweeney rsweeney@staloysius.org
Compassion: Being with refugees and asylum seekersSarah Teather, Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service, gives the second in this year’s Gonzaga Lecture Series: Consolation, Compassion, Discernment.  The series is organised by St Aloysius College Glasgow.For more information contact Ruth SweeneyAdmission is free.
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...
A victorious St Aloysius' College U16 Rugby Team
St Aloysius’ College Under-16 rugby team have been celebrating this week, after beating Strathallan School in the Scottish Rugby U16 Schools' Cup Final. The Glasgow school beat their opponents 10-3 on the international pitch at BT Murrayfield to lift the Cup - the first time since 1995.After a nervous start, St Aloysius’ took the initiative, with second-row Luke McCutcheon crossing the line in the 13th minute. His try was converted by Tom Lonergan. Despite the Glasgow team being...

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