St Aloysius College

This weekend St Aloysius Jesuit parish in Glasgow will play host to the BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship for Palm Sunday which airs at 8.10am.The service will be accompanied by the St Aloysius College Schola Cantorem directed by Ann Archibald, with Hugh Reid on the organ. The preacher is parish priest Fr Dermot Preston SJ.  Scripture will be read by parishioners.The city centre church is a regular in the BBC schedules.  In May last year the parish offered music and meditation on the Acts of...
This year there are 16 teachers associated with Jesuit schools who are taking on the London Marathon challenge for Jesuit Missions, including a team of 6 from Stonyhurst college and 4 at St Aloysius in Glasgow.Each were given one of the 16 Jesuit pupil profile virtues and asked to write why that word links to their training. Here are a few of their responses:Faith-filledRyan Ferrie - St Aloysius CollegeLondon 2019 will be my second Marathon and it certainly is an exercise in faith! Faith that...
Geoff Wheaton SJ smiles, mid conversation
The Gonzaga Lecture Series was launched in the mid-1990s with a view to providing a forum for exploration and discussion of themes in contemporary Theology and society. They typically take place during Lent and over the years we have been lucky to welcome a range of speakers from across the globe. This year, the theme of the lectures is 'Encountering the Divine'.Fr Geoffrey Wheaton SJ is Lecturer of Art and Scriptures. He is former RC Chaplain at the Imperial College London University.Admission...
The Gonzaga Lecture Series was launched in the mid-1990s with a view to providing a forum for exploration and discussion of themes in contemporary Theology and society. They typically take place during Lent and over the years we have been lucky to welcome a range of speakers from across the globe. This year, the theme of the lectures is 'Encountering the Divine'.Dr. Sohaib Saeed is Muslim Chaplain at the University of EdinburghAdmission is free.RegisterCheck the other lecture from the series:Fr...
The Gonzaga Lecture Series was launched in the mid-1990s with a view to providing a forum for exploration and discussion of themes in contemporary Theology and society. They typically take place during Lent and over the years we have been lucky to welcome a range of speakers from across the globe. This year, the theme of the lectures is 'Encountering the Divine'.Fr Stephen Reilly is Co-ordinator of Spiritual and Pastoral Formation at the University of Glasgow.Admission is free. Register...
As a Jesuit school, St Aloysius's College has set aside ten minutes each day during the season of Advent to pray the Examen in quiet reflection and contemplation.The Examination of Consciousness (commonly called the examen) is a technique of prayerful reflection and meditation on the events of the day in order to detect God's presence and discern his direction for us.St Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, developed the examen as a way of detecting God’s presence and activity in our...
Fr Peter (“Bertie”) Granger-Banyard SJ died on 7th August 2018 in the St Aloysius community in Glasgow. He was 87 years old and had been a Jesuit for almost 70 years.Bertie was born in Birmingham on 6th February 1931. After attending schools in Ipswich, West Norwood, and at Belmont Abbey, he joined the novitiate at Roehampton in 1948, later moving to Harlaxton, where he took his First Vows in 1950. He returned to Manresa in Roehampton for a further year of juniorate, studied philosophy for two...
Gartmore House
Just before breaking for Christmas St Aloysius College in Glasgow held its Kairos retreats. The retreats are for the 16 and 17 year old students and took place over four days. Four different places hosted the retreats: St Mary's Redemptorist Monastery in Kinnoull, Perth; Gartmore House near Stirling; Stonyhurst College; and Minsteracres Retreat Centre in Consett, Northumberland.Over the four days, the students are lead by group leaders, 17 and 18 year old St Aloysius students who took part in...
September is the start of the new academic year as children all over the country head back to school. The Society of Jesus is recognised throughout the world for its work in establishing and running schools, colleges and universities. This blog post gives a brief overview of some of the collections of school records held here at the Jesuits in Britain Archives and, in particular, the records of Mount St Mary’s College, which is celebrating the 175th anniversary of its establishment this...
Fr Provincial (far right) with the four Head Masters and the Chair of Governors
The British Jesuit Provincial has blessed and dedicated the new Sports Facility on St Aloysius College’s Garnethill campus in Glasgow, following its officially opening by Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Gregor Townsend and Scottish Hockey Internationalist Susan McGilveray. The three-storey building will transform the health and fitness of the College’s pupils, diversify the number of sports it can provide, improve extra-curricular activities and offer year-round weather cover. It will also reduce...

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