Reflections

Christ the light

By ACTC / August 1, 2019
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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 realised the importance of allowing this light to penetrate every part of our lives, that in order for us to become saints and grow in holiness it requires us to live in this light always. This means being able to bring to Christ even the things we are most ashamed of, and we can do this with confidence knowing that he will continue to love us, and that we can …
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My Chaplaincy Journey – Shana Llorando

By ACTC / July 24, 2019
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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 providentially), I visited Newman Hall pretty much from the beginning of my university career; it was a convenient midway stop between music classes and business classes and became the place where I would heat up my food, leave my gear and have frank conversations about life with chaplains and students alike. University was a time of change for me, and a time of questions and meeting people of different opinions, …
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