John Ogilvie


St John Ogilvie
(1579 – 1615)

St John Ogilvie

St John was born into a wealthy Calvinist family near Keith, Scotland.

St John was educated in Europe by the Benedictines and Jesuits. He became a Roman Catholic at a time of much European political turmoil and later, following further studies, was ordained a Catholic Priest.

St John secretly returned to Scotland to minister to the remaining but forbidden Roman Catholic followers in Glasgow. Unfortunately, he was soon discovered and, at the age of 36yrs, “He was paraded through the streets of Glasgow, hanged and disembowelled” for practising his Catholic faith and performing his Priestly duties among his Glasgow people.

St John’s Feast Day is 10th March, the day of his hanging.


St John Ogilvie:
Pray for us that we will remain faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Glory be to the…