James MacMillan

Christians in Nagasaki have been celebrating the Jesuits and laity who risked (and often gave) their lives for their faith in 17th century Japan. 17 March was the 150th anniversary of the 'Hidden Christians' of the country revealing themselves to an amazed Dutch missionary in 1865. Pope Francis was represented by Cardinal Orlando B Quevedo, Archbishop of Cotabato in the Philippines. In a letter read out at the celebrations, the Pope asked that Cardinal Quevedo should remember those who gave...
Senior and junior choirs from ten Jesuit schools joined together this weekend to sing the music for the liturgies in St Aloysius Church, Glasgow, marking the beginning of the celebrations for the Four Hundredth Anniversary of the martyrdom of St John Ogilvie SJ. On Saturday the 7th March, the senior students sang the Mozart Vespers with orchestra in a church full of parishioners and visitors. On Sunday 8th of March, the junior choirs took their turn singing for the Parish Mass; a special Votive...
A new work by the renowned Scottish composer, James MacMillan CBE, will be performed for the first time as part of the Ogilvie 400 celebrations in Glasgow.  The Ave Verum has been specially commissioned to mark the 400 years since St John Ogilvie SJ was martyred at Glasgow Cross on 10 March 1615. It will be included in Mass at St Aloysius Church on Sunday 8 March, at which 66 pupils from six Junior Schools will join together to sing the Mass setting dedicated to St Aloysius Gonzaga SJ.“The...