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The Origins of Chaplaincy – From Fr David O’Malley SDB

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Wednesday the 11th of November is the feast of St Martin de Tours, the first chaplain! Below is an extract from Fr David O’Malley’s book ‘School Ethos and Chaplaincy’, available from Don Bosco Publications and on Amazon

“The story of chaplaincy begins at the gate to the city of Amiens in 337 CE. Martin, a young soldier in the Roman army, was walking into the city during a bitterly cold winter. The crowds were hurrying past a half-naked beggar who was close to death. Martin, unpaid and having only his military uniform, stopped and looked at the man who gazed back at him expectantly, with hand outstretched. After a slight hesitation, Martin took out his sword and then removed his cloak and sliced it through the middle giving one half to the man and using the other half to cover himself again. Read more

Revision, that time of year again…

We’re heading towards exams, this means many of the young people we work with will be revising, or more likely procrastinating! While it’s good for them to get away from these pressures, I always found it was helpful to remind myself of some useful study skills basics so I could be useful if this is what they needed.

I just found a couple of great posts on the Talking Donkey RE site with videos that are really great!

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