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Vol. 6, Ed.12 17th October 2019 

From the Acting Principal

 

This weekend we look forward to joining the Old Virgilians' Association (OVA) as they celebrate their centenary. This event is a wonderfully symbolic sign of the ongoing commitment of past students to the College. Much has happened in the structure of the College in that time, but irrespective the essence of St Virgil's has not changed and the importance of the school in the lives of thousands of former students has not waned. Many great men have passed through the College and the OVA has worked tirelessly to ensure the stories of these men are acknowledged and celebrated through the Roll of Honour.

To recognise the significance of the centenary a number of events will take place over the weekend including Mass in the St Virgil’s Chapel at GYC Barrack St to be celebrated by Archbishop Adrian Doyle, whose father was a foundation student of the College. The OVA Centenary Dinner at Wrest Point on Saturday night and the Open Day at Austins Ferry on Sunday are also significant occasions. 

I pray that the significance of these events is recognised and celebrated by our current students as they too write their own story at St Virgil's and continue to honour the rich legacy of young men who have proudly worn our blue and gold blazer since 1911. 

 

In the spirit of Blessed Edmund,

Terry Blizzard
Acting Principal

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