Glasgow: St Aloysius' College celebrates 150 years

This weekend will mark the 150th anniversary of St Aloysius' College in Glasgow.  The College was originally founded by the Society of Jesus in the Bridgeton area of the city in 1859; it soon moved to its current location on Hill Street.

A variety of events will be taking place over the next few days, including a Mass for the Junior School tomorrow at 9.15am, at which the principal celebrant will be the Most Rev Mario Conti, Archbishop of Glasgow.  Tomorrow, 11 September the Senior School will begin a day of events with Mass which will be concelebrated by His Eminence Keith Patrick Cardinal O'Brien, the Right Rev Peter Moran, Bishop of Aberdeen (a former pupil of the College), and the British Jesuit Provincial, Father Michael Holman SJ.  At 12 noon pupils, staff and parents will gather in the Royal Concert Hall for the annual Prize Giving.  The address will be given by the Right Hon Lord Gill, Lord Justice Clerk and another past pupil of the College.  On Saturday 12 September at 7.00 pm there will be a Civic Reception at the City Chambers.

As a Jesuit school, St Aloysius' College shares in a tradition of educational excellence which is almost 500 years old and is part of a world-wide network of schools and universities whose mission is the 'improvement in living and learning for the greater glory of God and the common good'. (St Ignatius Loyola, 1491-1556)

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