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John Ogilvie SJ was born of noble Calvinist parents in 1579 at Drumna-Keith in Banffshire, Scotland. As a boy he was sent to the continent to further his education. With the help of Father Cornelius van den Steen (also known as Cornelius a Lapide) he was received into the Catholic Church, and was a student at the Scots College in Louvain and at other centres of learning. He entered the Society of Jesus on November 5 1599, and after insistent pleading, he was allowed to return to his native...
Pondering the Word: An Introduction to the Scriptures of Other FaithsAbout the eventFollowing last year's series on general Conversations in Faith, this year's series will focus on the Scriptures of world faith traditions.  Each session will provide an opportunity to learn about the Scriptures of the faith in question, to hear what meaning they have for believers, to ponder a text in a silent and prayerful atmosphere, and to reflect on connections.The coordinator of this series is Sr...
A quiet hour to pray with Taizé chants, prayers and periods of silence.
Help people in need by creating simple clothes, blankets, knits and crafts. Our items are used for the elderly and disadvantaged groups. A chance to care and share in a pleasant atmosphere. (Basically knitting!) Enthusiasm is the main requirement!
Fr Peter Granger-Banyard SJ will be one of the participants in an event of music, word, visuals and song to mark the 400th anniversary of the martyrdom of St John Ogilvie SJ in 1615. The Jesuit chaplain to St Aloysius College, who has appeared on An Island Parish on BBC 1, will be taking part alongside some of the top acts that have appeared at Lentfest, the arts project initiated by the Archdiocese of Glasgow.Brave Faith is bringing artists together under one roof across two evenings that are...
The Martyrdom of Saint John Ogilvie, written and directed by Stephen Callaghan, will be performed at the Scottish Youth Theatre in Glasgow, as part of the 400th anniversary of the Jesuit saint's martyrdom in 1615. Following the musical and liturgical celebrations at St Aloysius Church, Garnethill and St Andrew's Cathedral, Glasgow, it will be performed at the Scottish Youth Theatre, Old Sherriff Court Building, Brunswick Street, Glasgow on Thursday and Friday 12 and 13 March (7.30pm). It will...
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...
Archdiocese of Glasgow Arts Project presents an outstanding array of talent in this special event of music, word, visuals and song for Lentfest 2015.Fr Peter “Bertie” Granger-Banyard SJ (who appeared on BBC’s “An Island Parish”) reads a selection of his own poetry.  He has been performing at the Lentfest Poetry and Music Cafe since 2010, when he was first involved in “Priest Poets Society”, an event for the Year of the Priest, exploring the work of poets who also happen to be priests (...
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...
The principles of Structural Engineering or cell biology would not normally be associated with children of Primary School age, but those were among the experiments undertaken by pupils at St Aloysius Junior School in Glasgow. They were taking part in the Primary 7 Science Fair 2015, which gave them the opportunity to display their impressive knowledge and enthusiasm for science.The judges, who included Professor Sir Harry Burns, said they had a very difficult time selecting winners out of such...

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