Stories

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

Stations of the Cross from Godzdogz

The Dominican Students of Great Britain are producing videos for the stations of the Cross this Lent thatĀ could be a really great way of doing the stations in a different way, or an engaging resource to help young people put together their own set of stations. They can all be found on their youtube page here.

Father and Son Triathlon

Great as an affirmation starter, a story about a father an son team who compete in various athletic events. The son hasĀ cerebral palsy.

Does God Exist? Albert Einstein

The young Einstein has an interesting exchange with one of his teachers about the existence of God.

This is a good video for answering one particular objection to the existence of God (the problem of evil)