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 …

Exposed to the Light

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light, for light produces every kind of goodness and righteousness and truth. Try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the fruitless works of darkness; rather expose them, for it is shameful even to mention the things done by them in secret; but everything exposed by the light becomes visible,  for everything that becomes visible is light.”  Ephesians 5: 8-14 (NABRE) “You were darkness …

Reflecting on my Time at Chaplaincy – Molly Florence

When I began working at chaplaincy last year we were based at Newman Hall on Waterloo Quadrant. I initially came only to help out for a few weeks but loved it so much I applied for a full time job, and ended up working here for 18 months. I’m not sure exactly what I expected working as a chaplain would be like, but I can definitely say working here has not only been a lot of fun, but a good …

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 …