Oxford Chaplaincy

Heading up to the Cathedral for Mass
Since the 1930s and most significantly in the post Second World War years, students from the Universities and the Grandes Ecoles of Paris and its surrounding area have gone on pilgrimage to the magnificent 12th century Cathedral of Chartres. At its height in the 1990s over 5,000 students and young people were taking part.This year 6 students from the Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy, together with their Jesuit Chaplain, Fr Matthew Power SJ, and Assistant Chaplain, Becky Short, joined...
The harmonising threadThe Jesuits have served the Oxford University chaplaincy since 2007. But the chaplaincy was established  as early as 1895 when the Catholic hierarchy first allowed Catholic students to attend Oxford.  Their caution had been caused by the danger of exposing young Catholics to such a strongly Protestant environment, hence the urgency of setting up:“a universities Catholic Education Board to institute and supervise safeguards for the faith of the Roman...