St Aloysius Church

Ignacio movie
Glasgow screening of Ignacio This film is a thrilling look at the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. Bringing to life the man behind the legend, the film follows his transformation from a brash, impulsive youth obsessed with women and sword-fighting to the masterful, charismatic leader of an order that would change the face of Christendom forever.The film (which is in English) was produced by the Jesuit Communications Foundation of the Philippines Province....
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Gaelic and Scottish Choirs from Glasgow and the West of Scotland will be taking part in this annual special celebration Mass.All welcome.
The interior of St Aloysius Church, Glasgow
St Aloysius Church in Glasgow has been described by a Christian website in the USA as one of 16 churches in the world that are “so beautiful they’ll take your breath away”. It is listed alongside cathedrals and basilicas, including St Peter’s in Rome and St Mark’s in Venice!The Jesuits had served the Garnethill community for more than 40 years prior to the opening of St Aloysius in February 1910; but as they opened the church for worship, they now had one of the...
The raising of Lazarus by Michelangelo Caravaggio
To celebrate the end of the Year of Mercy, St Aloysius parish in Glasgow organised two talks that were both experiential and helped participants to ‘think outside the box’ on the topic of God’s mercy.The first presentation was by internationally renowned composer and former parishioner Sir James MacMillan who talked about finding God’s Mercy through Music. His talk to a packed auditorium at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland was illustrated by some of his own...
Celebrating the Jubilarians in Glasgow. Photos: David Birchall SJ
There are many causes for celebration among the Jesuits in Britain this month, as several men are marking milestone Jubilees.Three months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour in 1941, Michael Flannery marched into the Jesuit Novitiate in Manresa, thereby becoming this year’s most senior Jubilarian with 75 years under his belt. He is a member of the Corpus Christi Jesuit Community in Boscombe, Dorset.Yesterday (7 September), Fr Leo Arnold and Fr Paul Hackett (who started in primary...
The St Aloysius' College Captains, 2016-17
The Head Pupils and Senior School Captains for the new academic year at St Aloysius’ College in Glasgow have been announced. At the Senior School Assembly in St Aloysius Church, Liam Martin and Nicole Donnelly were named as Head Boy and Head Girl respectively by Depute Head, Mrs Isabelle Erskine and were presented with their distinguishing Captains Ties alongside the other Senior pupils who will be Captains.  The autumn term in schools in Scotland starts in the third week of August....
St Aloysius Church, Glasgow mass for AoS
Archbishop Mario Conti was the chief celebrant last week at a Mass at St Aloysius’ Jesuit Church in Glasgow celebrating the launch of the League of St Peter, the new Legacy Society of Apostleship of the Sea.This new society honours everyone helping AoS with a gift in their Will. The Apostleship of the Sea was founded in Glasgow in 1922 and following a blessing from Pope Pius XI, it spread rapidly around the world. AoS Legacy Officer Alastair Emblem explained:“It was...
Tim Curtis SJ
St Aloysius parish in Glasgow has responded to the needs of refugees within their community by offering English language lessons.“As a parish we were wondering how we should respond to the refugee crisis, but unsure what was most needed and most practical” explains Fr Tim Curtis SJ, parish priest.  “We asked the advice of Glasgow City Council and one of their officers took time out to come and advise us. They told us that the greatest need was for English language lessons...
Sir James MacMillan
Earlier this month, composer and former Glasgow parishioner James MacMillan received his knighthood from Prince William at Windsor Castle and became Sir James MacMillan. He was also named as Catholic of the Year 2015 in the Catholic Herald.Sir James and his wife, Lynne, are lay Dominicans and their children have been educated at St Aloysius College in Glasgow. He has expressed his delighted at being involved in the school and at seeing their children over the years grow in the Jesuit charism. “...
The organ of St Aloysius' Church, Glasgow
The Archbishop of Glasgow, Rt Rev Philip Tartaglia, has unveiled a new Van den Heuvel organ at a special Mass of Dedication in St Aloysius' Church in the city. The organ was played by guest organist, Martin Baker, Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral. The organ, a Van den Heuvel ‘Cavaillé-Coll’, built in the 19th century French symphonic tradition, was installed in the church on Rose Street, Garnethill as the result of a joint venture between the St Aloysius’ Parish and St Aloysius’ College...

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