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Chaplain celebrates 10 years of service to seafarers

Sailors’ Society chaplain Jasper Del Rosario is celebrating a decade of service to seafarers in the Filipino port of Subic Bay. Jasper, who began working for the charity in 2009, visits seafarers on board ships, gives them access to Wi-Fi so they can contact home and, when necessary, offers counselling and welfare support. He is

The Origins of Chaplaincy

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

Connect Church pastor is Washington Police Department’s new chaplain

WASHINGTON — The Rev. Dave Jane is a busy guy these days. Connect Church, which he founded in 2013, is only about two months away from moving into a permanent home in a 25,000-square-foot portion of the former Walmart and Tractor Supply Company building at 1750 Washington Road. “Things are moving along faster than expected,”

Brief history of the chaplaincy

Chaplain, originally a priest or minister who had charge of a chapel, now an ordained member of the clergy who is assigned to a special ministry. The title dates to the early centuries of the Christian church. In the 4th century, chaplains (Latin cappellani) were so called because they kept St. Martin’s famous half cape (cappella, diminutive of cappa). This sacred relic gave its