St John Ogilvie

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...
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...
“The treatment of asylum seekers on the Italian mainland is symptomatic of European asylum regulations that prioritise control and border security above respect for individual human rights and dignity,” writes Oscar Spooner of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in the latest edition of Jesuits and Friends. In his article ‘Extreme lengths in search of safety’, Oscar quotes migrants themselves as well as the views of JRS staff, including Fr Jean-Marie Carrière SJ, the director of JRS Europe.“We...
St Aloysius parish in Glasgow is one of three which has been granted Jubilee Year status by the Vatican. The decree has been issued in honour of the 400th anniversary of the martyrdom of St John Ogilvie, the Jesuit priest executed at Glasgow Cross on 10 March 1615.St Aloysius Church in Garnethill is the site of the National Shrine to St John Ogilvie (left), erected in 1933, four years after his beatification. The other two parishes honoured are Saint Jude and Saint John Ogilvie’s Barlanark, the...
10 March 2015 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Scotland's only Catholic reformation martyr, St John Ogilvie SJ. Among the events to mark the event, the Catholic Truth Society has published a pamphlet about him, sub-titled A Jesuit in Disguise.Born in Banffshire, Scotland, of noble parentage, John Ogilvie was raised in the Calvinist tradition and was sent abroad to be educated. During a period of spiritual contemplation, he converted to Catholicism and was ordained a Jesuit priest....
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...
On 10 March, the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of St John Ogilvie SJ, Scotland’s only post-Reformation Jesuit martyr. Ogilvie was born in 1579, the son of a respected Calvinist family, and converted to Catholicism after receiving his education from the Benedictines and the Jesuits. He entered the Society of Jesus at the age of 29 and was ordained priest two years later.After ordination Ogilvie served in France, but he was keen to be sent to Scotland to minister to the few Roman...