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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....
St Aloysius’ College in Glasgow went casually festive with their annual Christmas Jumper Day and raised several hundred pounds for charity, as well as smiles. On the day when the refectory served up their Christmas Lunch, pupils and staff were invited to wear their favourite Christmas jumpers and make a donation to one of the college charities. The day was hailed as a great success with Aloysians from Kindergarten to S6 accepting the invitation, as well as their teachers. A total of...
The Ignatian Spirituality Centre Glasgow is offering a non-residential individually-guided weekend retreat in November. This is an ideal opportunity to try a short retreat.There will be some input on the theme ‘Prayer in a Busy Life’ with suggestions from scripture and from the tradition of prayer associated with St Ignatius Loyola. We will try to retain an atmosphere of quiet within the Centre during the days of this retreat. There will be space for quiet and creative reflection...
Following last year's series on general Conversations in Faith, the Ignatian Spirituality Centre in Glasgow is offering a monthly series of evenings that will focus on the Scriptures of world faith traditions:  Pondering the World: an introduction to the scriptures of other faiths.  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...
Education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Among children not attending school in the developing world, there are twice as many girls as boys, and among illiterate adults there are twice as many women as men. However, studies strongly suggest that when women have the opportunity to gain an education a wide variety of positive things begin to happen.These issues will be addressed by Sr Lynne Baron FCJ on 9...
A recent graduate of St Aloysius' College in Glasgow starts a prestigious internship with the Scottish Parliament this summer. Pierce-Patrick Hynes from the Class of 2014 developed a strong interest in politics during his time at the Jesuit college and has been accepted to study Law at the University of Edinburgh. Now he will be learning about how important decisions are made within the Scottish Government over the summer months.“I will be in a privileged position to gain an insight...
Former pupils of St Aloysius College in Glasgow were among the performers at the official Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Old Aloysians Michael Scanlon and Andrew Kearney from the Class of 2012 sang in front of the world as part of the National Youth Choir of Scotland in the event at Celtic Park.Members of the St Aloysius community had also been involved as bearers of the Queen’s Baton as it concluded its journey to the Games in Scotland. Elizabeth Sturrock, the...
The bells of St Aloysius Church in Glasgow have been rung for the first time in almost 50 years. The extraordinary campanological event was to mark the opening of the Commonwealth Games in the city. All of the churches in Glasgow had been asked to ring their bells at 2014hrs (8.14pm) on Wednesday 22 July to mark the opening of the ‘Friendly’ Games.  “This was a challenge for us as our bells were last rung in the 1960s,” says parish priest Fr Tim Curtis SJ. “...
St Aloysius Church in Glasgow is preparing to welcome an influx of visitors and worshippers during the Commonwealth Games. It is laying on extra tours of the 100-year-old Jesuit church and has limited the times of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at weekends.The Commonwealth Games get underway this evening until 3 August, and tens of thousands are expected to attend events. St Aloysius Church on Rose Street in the Garnethill area of the city is in prime position for athletes and supporters...
The father of two pupils of St Aloysius’ College in Glasgow who is married to an Old Aloysian has raised nearly £2,000 for the college’s Kibera Charity Project by running in the Hoka Highland Fling Ultramarathon. Dr Andrew Mackay, whose daughters Amélie and Olive are pupils in classes P2 and KG respectively, completed the 53 mile race in a personal best time of just under 10 hours and 47 minutes.The St Aloysius’ College Kibera Project links the Glasgow Jesuit college...

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