Chaplaincy

The spiritual life of our school.

The Church’s Easter Season neatly coincides with the first half of the summer term this year.

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Looking for silence

Here are some prayers and readings from the Bible.

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Praying with St Ignatius of Loyola

Name: Ignatius or Indigo 

Born: Loyola, Spain, 1491

Role in the Church: After being wounded in military service, he changed his life and was ordained a priest after a long and difficult period of study. He founded the Society of Jesus also known as the Jesuits.

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Praying with Blessed Charles de Foucauld

Name: Charles de Foucauld

Born: 15 September 1858, Strasbourg, France

Role in the Church:  After a wild and restless life as a young man, he was Ordained as a priest and ministered to both native people and French troops in the North African desert. He had plans for a community of both priests and people which included routines of prayer, penance and faith communities living together.

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Praying with Mary, the Mother of Jesus

Name: Mary or Miriam

Born: Nazareth, Galilee see Luke 1:26

Role in the Church: Married to Joseph the Carpenter Cousin of Elizabeth see Luke 1:36 who was a descendant of Aaron, the High Priest see Luke 1:5 so she was a member of the tribe of Levites

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Praying with St Therese of Lisieux

Name: Therese Martin

Born: Normandy, France, 1873

Role in the Church: Carmelite Nun from the age of 15 at the Convent in Lisieux. Declared a Doctor of the Church in 1997.

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The Rosary and how to use Rosary Beads

The word “Rosary” means a chain of roses and the roses are prayers. The Rosary Prayer tells us about the life of Jesus and his Mother, Mary. In the Church, the month of October is, by custom, the month of the Rosary but people do use this prayer all the year round.

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Stations of the Cross

Around the College Chapel there are the 14 pictures of the Stations of the Cross. This prayer recalls the suffering and death of Jesus. It is the prayer that is used in Lent and Holy Week, but is used by pilgrims all the year round. This prayer brings great comfort to those people who carry a heavy burdens in their lives.

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The School Chapel

The School chapel is the prayer – filled centre of our school.

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‘Those we have loved and have died are never really lost; we carry them with us in our hearts’

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At the very depth of ourselves, we are on the threshold to the reality of God

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(Next week is One World Week - Prayers for Peace) God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer. (Mother Teresa)

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‘This is the sum of pity; do nothing to others that would cause you pain if done to you.’ (Hindu teaching)

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The Christian season of Lent is a period of preparation for the celebration of Easter.  

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The Christian Season of Lent is a period of 40 days used to prepare for the 4 most important days of the Christian Calendar known as the Easter Triduum.

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