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Come along to a fun filled fund-raising day at the Ignatian Sprituality Centre in Glasgow Cake StallBring and BuyBooks & CD'sChildren's CornerTombola & Raffle                                            Workshops on candle making and jewellery makingEntry ticket includes afternoon tea with strawberries and cream, jam, scones, tea and coffee - only £5 for adults and £2...
Two students of St Aloysius College in Glasgow have achieved Gold Awards in the Senior Maths Challenge, placing them in the top 10% of all performers across the UK. Alexander Früh and Michael Dunn from S4 were taking part in the Maths Trust Challenge, a UK-wide competition designed to inspire and engage Senior School pupils in mathematics. This year, 33 Aloysians volunteered to take on the Senior Challenge for S4-S6 pupils.Alexander Früh’s score in the Senior Maths Challenge meant that he also...
Cleaning and childcare products were high on the shopping list for pupils of St Aloysius College in Glasgow as they spent hundreds of pounds of donations for Maryhill Foodbank. Students Nicholas Daly, James Haughey and Monica Murray represented the College with the Big Shop, which saw them spend £500 raised by the College community to buy items for the Foodbank.The £500 for the Big Shop was raised by the pupils of the Justice and Peace Society through ticket sales for the annual St Aloysius’...
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 pupil of St Aloysius College in Glasgow has been elected to the Scottish Youth Parliament. S3 student Calum Macleod will represent the Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn constituency and says he wants to use the position to encourage young people to remain as engaged in political debate as they were throughout last year’s independence referendum.“I would like to see votes at 16 implemented across the UK,” says Calum. “I think it’s wrong that you can join the army at 16 but you can’t vote for who...
John Ogilvie SJ
On 9 March 2015 an ecumenical vespers was held at St Aloysius church in Glasgow, on the eve of the 400th anniversary of them martyrdom of St John Ogilvie SJ. Fr Dermot Preston gave the homily, that you can listen to below, but in which he read this letter:Dear Fr Preston,My name is Fr John Ogilvie. I understand that you will be preaching this evening as part of the celebrations of my 400 years. I’m sorry not to be there – well, I’m not actually... I’m in a far better place. And the weather is...
The Martyrdom of St John Ogilvie is currently touring Scotland, as part of Lentfest, the Archdiocese of Glasgow Arts Project's arts and music festival. Originally performed in 2012, the production forms part of the celebrations to mark 400 years since the Jesuit saint's death.The play is written by Stephen Callaghan, who also plays the 17th century martyr. He has added a new prologue for the Ogilvie 400 anniverary. In it, people of different faith backgrounds meet at the Shrine of St John...
St Aloysius Church in Glasgow was full to capacity again yesterday evening, on the eve of the Feast of St John Ogilvie SJ.  Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow officiated at Ecumenical Vespers with Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor (representing Pope Francis) and Fr Dermot Preston SJ, the British Jesuit Provincial. In the congregation were John Fagan’s son, John Fagan Jnr and his grandson. John Fagan Senior was a Glasgow docker who was diagnosed with a stomach tumour which was cured...
Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor, the former Archbishop of Westminster, has been asked to represent Pope Francis at two special services to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the martyrdom of St John Ogilvie SJ.  Along with Jesuit Provincial Fr Dermot Preston SJ and Archbishop Tartaglia  he will attend a special Mass in St Andrew's Cathedral, Glasgow on Tuesday 10th, the feast of St John Ogilvie.Cardinal Murphy O'Connor said: "I feel greatly honoured to be appointed by Pope Francis...
Fagn and Mary Fagan in Rome 1976
Michael McLaughlin reflects on the miracle that contributed to St John Ogilvie SJ being declared a saint in 1976.The first part of the 17th century was a dangerous time to be a Catholic priest in Scotland as, after the Scottish Reformation of 1560, it had become illegal to preach or convert others to Catholicism.  Ogilvie arrived in Glasgow disguised as a horse trader with the names of five lapsed Catholics whom he wished to contact.  But he found himself immersed in a wider circle...

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