RT. Reverend Monsignor Gladstone
Father: Nelson Cameron Wilson
Mother: Rose Anne (nee
Was tutored privately by his parents as a boy and won three scholarships.
He attended St. George’s College, 1918-1922
Roman Catholic Priest, Educator-Lecturer, Traveller and Linguist
Chancellor and Secretor of the Curia
Vicariate Apostolic of Jamaica from 1940 (many times in charge of the Vicariate)
Elevated to Monsignor in 1950
Catholic Inter-Racial Council of America
American Association of Social Workers
Many Government, Educational, Social and Civic Boards in Jamaica
1923 – 1925 Worked in the Civil Service in the Kingston Collectorate and Surveyor General’s Department.
1926-1931 Urban College
B.A Hons. – Won the Latin, Greek, Natural History Awards and the Chancellor’s Philosophical Scholarship
1929 Ph.D. summa cum laude
1930 Gold Medallist and Prizeman in Psychology, Moral Philosophy, and History of Philosophy, B.D. (Hons.)
1930-31 President Newman Club (literary Association for English speaking students In Rome)
1931, Dec. 24, Ordained by His Eminence William Cardinal Van Rossum, by special permission of His Holiness Pope PiosXI
1932 D.D. "magna cum laude” Faculty of Philosophy, winning Chancellor's Prize for general excellence
1932-33 Tutor, Urban College, Rome (distinction only West Indian, and Negro to occupy post)
1933 Associate Lecturer in Missiology and Modern Language, Vatican University
1934 Candidate for Vatican Diplomatic Service; B.C.L. Faculty of Law
1936 D.C.L "summa cum laude." Achieved Faculty Fellowship in 1936
1937-38 Attached Jamaica Mission
1938 Clinical work in Manhattan State Hospital Ward U.S.A.
1940 Graduate student
Selected by ballot, under-grad.,
Was associated with His Holiness Pope Pius XII, Eugenio Pacelli when Secretary of State and as Supernumerary Chaplain to the then late Cardinal Lamenti, Prefect of the Sacred Congregation of Rites
Made contributions to several specialized Magazines and Journals; considered one of the most highly qualified Ecclesiastics in the Roman Catholic organization
Travelled extensively in Europe, and the Americas, and spoke several languages fluently, including French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Latin, Greek and Hebrew
He delivered the homily at the re-interment of National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey in 1964.
Considered to be the seventh most learned person in the world at the time of his death on
RT. Reverend Monsignor Gladstone Orlando Stanislaus Wilson was inducted in 2000 into the St. George's College Hall of Fame and named
Beautiful Place. Amazing People.
See you in Jamaica.