St Aloysius

On Friday 23rd August St Aloysius’ Junior School, Glasgow launched their new Companions in Action (CIA) partnership with St Paul’s Primary School in Musami, Zimbabwe. After the partnership agreements were signed and ideas for CIA initiatives developed, there was an air of excitement at St Aloysius’ as the pupils listened during assembly while Jesuit Missions staff members Stephanie Beech and Lynn McWilliams shared stories about their work and the work of Jesuit Missions across the world. This...
A group of marathon finishers with medals
The last Sunday of April is always a big day in the London calendar and this year 42,000 runners embarked on the 26.2 mile challenge of the London Marathon. Among them the Jesuit team included four runners for Jesuit Refugee Service, including JRS Operations Manager Aidan Cantwell (5:25), and 26 for Jesuit Missions, of whom no fewer than twelve are teachers in our Jesuit schools.First home in 3:44:32 was English teacher Ruth Freer from St Aloysius College in Glasgow.  Not far behind...
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...
Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee Year of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga to be celebrated from 9 March 2018, the 450th anniversary of Aloysius’s birth, until the same date in 2019. The Jesuit, whose feast is celebrated on 21 June, was proclaimed patron saint of young people by Pope Benedict XIII in 1729; patron saint of students by Pope Pius XI in 1926; and, on the fourth centenary of Aloysius’s death in 1991, Pope Saint John Paul II declared him patron of those suffering from AIDS and their...
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...
Consolation: helping souls in a time of uncertaintyFr Paul Nicholson SJ gives the first 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 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...
Last Sunday (27 September) at 8:10 am, St Aloysius' Church, Glasgow played host to BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship.Mass from St Aloysius' RC Church, Glasgow, marking the Pope's visit to the United States and attendance this weekend at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.Celebrant: Fr James Crampsey SJ, with the Choir of St Aloysius' Church and the Choirs of the Schola Cantorum of St Aloysius' College.Fr James opened by welcoming the congregation, “St Aloysius’ is in the centre of Glasgow,...
Pope Francis has been invited to Glasgow to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the martyrdom of Scotland’s only post-Reformation saint - a Jesuit. The invitation to the Catholic Church’s first Jesuit Pope has been issued by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow to celebrate the life, ministry and sacrifice of St John Ogilvie SJ.Ogilvie – whose national shrine is situated in St Aloysius Church in Glasgow - was executed at Glasgow Cross on 10 March 1615. Archbishop Tartaglia...
My name is Michael Smith, and I became a Jesuit just over fifty years ago.  Almost all my working life in the Jesuits has been with young people in one way or another – as a teacher in several schools, a year head in a boarding school, a headmaster in the Jesuit school in Wimbledon, then I worked in a youth project in London which ran retreats and other activities for groups of young people.  Now at the moment i am the chaplain to the senior school at St Aloysius in Glasgow, and...