Chaplaincy to the University of Leicester

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Chaplaincy to the University of Leicester

A place of welcome for students and staff of all faiths and none

The word 'chaplain' means 'to come alongside'. It stems from the story of Saint Martin of Tours, a Hungarian Roman soldier-turned-monk, who encountered a man begging with no cloak. The story goes that Martin instinctively cut his own cloak in half to share with the beggar, and that night dreamed of Jesus wearing the half-cloak. These principles of sharing, companionship and being present with the suffering are the roots of all chaplaincy.

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