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 …

Christ the light

There are so many different images used in scripture to describe Christ, “Christ the good shepherd”, “Christ the gate”, “Christ the head of the Church”, and each one represents Christ in a different way. The one I’ve been reflecting on a lot lately is Christ the light; “Again Jesus spoke to them saying ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life’”, John 8:12 Lately I have …

My Chaplaincy Journey – Shana Llorando

My Chaplaincy Journey I came into contact with the Chaplaincy as a first year student at university. Back then, I was fresh faced out of Catholic college and recently stepped down from my role as a youth group leader to focus on my studies. I thought I needed to be without ‘faith’ stuff to tackle the ‘real’ stuff. But I soon realised that I needed a community of faith more than I thought, and God more than that. Luckily (or …

Community in the Eucharist – Molly Florence

As humans we have a need to be a part of a community in order for us to become fully alive and live our best lives. Chris Hazell reminds us that “all aspects of our life – emotional, physical, spiritual etc – call for deep relationships in order to foster healthy living”. This is also something that we see right from the beginning of scripture; “The Lord God said, ‘It is not good that man should be alone, I will …

The Eucharist is the bomb g. – Mary Tabaco

I struggle with two things- humility and surrender, but to simply know that I lack in these is not enough. It took me a long time to realise that my ache can only be healed by spiritual food and not fast food. This is what the Eucharist is all about. We are increasingly renewed because Jesus is literally in us through the bread and wine. We have an active responsibility to perfect ourselves because mama always said, “whom more is …