Striving for Heroic Virtue

A few weeks ago, in the waning days of this rather unique semester, I decided to impulsively make a short visit at the chaplaincy, foregoing my usually tedious study grinds in the University library. Now I was pleasantly surprised that I arrived just before one of Fr. Chris’s Wednesday afternoon talks. His was a talk on the virtues and in the usual Fr Chris fashion he goes straight into the vast depths of the topic. One of the great goals …

The Light of Christ; the Legend of St Lucia

‘…Felicity, Perpetua, Agatha, Lucy, Agnes, Cecilia, Anastasia and all your Saints…’ You may recognise St Lucy as being named by the priest during prayer at the preparation of the Eucharist at mass. She is one of the only eight women to be mentioned in the Roman Canon. But who is ‘St Lucy’? What is her ‘legend’? And what can her example of faith teach us today? The meaning of the name Lucy/Lucia is rooted in the same Latin word for …