Saint Aloysius Gonzaga

With the Jubilee year for the 450th anniversary of the birth of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga coming to a close on March 9, 2019 we decided to highlight the work done by Fr Cyril Martindale SJ, the man in charge of organising the English Province’s celebrations for the bicentenary of the canonisation of the young Saint in 1926.The Father Provincial selected Martindale, to his delight, as the right person for the task to organise the dual-celebrations of the canonisations of the two young Saints...
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...
The celebration of a Jubilee Year for the birth of Saint Aloysius is a more than perfect occasion to turn our attention to this inspiring boy. In these months especially focused on the young – with the October Synod of Bishops in Rome and the January 2019 World Youth Day in Panama -, the Holy See has just announced the Holy Year, starting today – March 9, 2018 – and ending on the same date in 2019.The Church of Saint Ignatius in Rome, where the remains of Saint Aloysius lie, and all the...