St Aloysius Gonzaga SJ

St Aloysius tends the sick, Source unknown
At the mass for the feast of St Aloysius Gonzaga SJ, Fr Kensy Joseph SJ explained to the students of St Aloysius College, Glasgow, how success in the eyes of God is not about awards, rather about the person we are called to be.At the start of the year, when we had the Ascensio Scholarum mass, I compared our school to that of one of my favourite fictional schools (not Hogwarts!) I said that our motto, Ad majora natus sum (I am born for greater things) reminded me of the school motto of UA High...
Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee Year of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga to be celebrated from 9 March 2018, the 450th anniversary of Aloysius’s birth, until the same date in 2019. The Jesuit, whose feast is celebrated on 21 June, was proclaimed patron saint of young people by Pope Benedict XIII in 1729; patron saint of students by Pope Pius XI in 1926; and, on the fourth centenary of Aloysius’s death in 1991, Pope Saint John Paul II declared him patron of those suffering from AIDS and their...