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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...
The care of souls, through the sacraments, preaching and works of mercy, gives St Aloysius' parish in central Glasgow a unique Jesuit flavour which makes the church a haven of solace and peace in the midst of the city centre. It has a long history of Jesuit presence, and very close relationship with local Jesuit school St Aloysius’ College.A recent project has flourished in the church in response to the refugee crisis.“As a parish we were wondering how we should respond to the...
St Aloysius Church, Glasgow mass for AoS
Archbishop Mario Conti was the chief celebrant last week at a Mass at St Aloysius’ Jesuit Church in Glasgow celebrating the launch of the League of St Peter, the new Legacy Society of Apostleship of the Sea.This new society honours everyone helping AoS with a gift in their Will. The Apostleship of the Sea was founded in Glasgow in 1922 and following a blessing from Pope Pius XI, it spread rapidly around the world. AoS Legacy Officer Alastair Emblem explained:“It was...
St Aloysius' College
Before heading off on study leave this year, pupils from St Aloysius' College were delighted to have raised £630 for charity with a number of events. Stephen Considine and Lara Barclay presented the fruits of their charitable work to Anne McIlveen of Salt and Light, a charity which aims to give hope and dignity to those in need on Glasgow’s streets.To encourage their fellow pupils to donate funds, the S5 year group organised a bake sale, a Teachers v Pupils...
Matthew Bartlett
The Governors of St Aloysius’ College are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Matthew Bartlett as Head Master with effect from October 24, 2016. Mr Bartlett is currently Headteacher at twice ‘outstanding’ Ofsted-rated Dover Grammar School for Girls, which also hosts a co-educational Sixth Form. He expressed his delight at taking up the role of Head Master at St Aloysius’ College, describing it as having ‘a treasured place in Jesuit, Catholic and Glaswegian education’. Mr Bartlett said...
A computer-generated image of the new sports facilities
St Aloysius’ College in Glasgow has launched a major fundraising appeal to help build and equip a brand new Sports Facility. The ‘Be Our Sporting Heroes’ appeal is the Jesuit college’s first in 20 years and it would enable to replace its current facilities with resources more appropriate for current needs – and for the future.Head Master John Browne describes the project as “a bit of a leap of faith” but says he is confident their supporters will help to bring it to fruition. “We have a lot of...

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