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Refuge Garnethill
New film shows wonderful journey of 'Refuge Garnethill' photography projectSt Aloysius Church in Glasgow has been hosting English language classes for refugees and asylum seekers since March 2016. The people being helped are from all over the world: Syria, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kurdistan (East, West and South), Iraq, Iran, Egypt, DRC, Kuwait, China, Vietnam and El Salvador.Staffed only by volunteers, the classes provide a high level of instruction in the four language skills: speaking,...
Kevin Wyber with a group of students
The parish community of St Aloysius in Garnethill Glasgow responded with generous and practical help to the needs of mainly Syrian refugees three years ago.  A team of nearly 40 volunteers, led by retired teacher Kevin Wyber, set up an English language school for speakers of other languages (ESOL), which now sees 50 refugees and asylum seekers each week.Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the volunteers are launching a new project to engage these new members of the Glasgow...
St Aloysius Church Glasgow
The Jesuit Church of St Aloysius in Glasgow has been awarded grants by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Environment Scotland of £420,000 to undertake urgent repairs to its landmark tower. The 150 ft tower, topped with a gold cross, has dominated the Garnethill area of the city for over a hundred years. But there are structural defects which have caused rain water to leak into the church, damaging plasterwork.The grants will enable work to start in the summer to make the building...
St Ogilvie's statue at the National Shrine in Glasgow. Copyright: 2015 Jesuit Institute London
St John Ogilvie is finally to be given a public memorial more than 400 years after he was hanged at Glasgow Cross. A plaque telling his story will be unveiled on the martyred saint’s feast day on 10th March, and will be the first in a series forming a new Glasgow City Council City Heritage Trail.The news arrives on time for today's special remembrance, as on this date in 1976 the martyr was canonised by Pope Paul VI.An anonymous benefactor is ready to make a substantial donation that will help...
Today is the feast of Saint Aloysius, a Jesuit young saint who embodied selfless love and complete dedication to the service of poor.St Aloysius’s Jesuit Church in the centre of Glasgow serves the city, the West of Scotland and beyond. The local community is always the main focus of the parish, which seeks to deepen the spiritual life of those who are part of it or come for a visit: the doors are always open and the church offers a peaceful refuge and solace for everyone.A week on from the...
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...

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