Alexander Norris


My name is Rebecca (but everyone knows me as simply ‘Becca’) and I’m now in my 2nd year studying Earth Sciences at the University. My first year in Catholic Oxford has been very enriching: the welcoming Chaplaincy community swiftly led me to joining the Newman Society committee as their Social Secretary for 2019. […]

A bit about me, by Rebecca Galbraith


You will know the truth and the truth will set you free. John 8:32 If freedom merely consists in choice, then surely being a fresher at uni is the freest we’ll ever be. There can’t be many other situations in which so many different opportunities are available in one go. […]

Finding freedom as a fresher









Diffusa est gratia in labiis tuis, propterea benedixit te Deus in aeternum. Grace is poured out upon thy lips, wherefore God hath blessed thee eternally. Psalm 45:2 In a well-known prayer, Blessed John Henry Newman asks, ‘Dear Jesus, help me to spread Your fragrance wherever I go…shine through me, and […]

Diffusa est gratia in labiis tuis


Simply proclaim the Lord Christ holy in your hearts, and always have your answer ready for people who ask you the reason for the hope that you have. (1 Peter 3:15) The latter half of this verse has been stuck in my head for some months now, and looking it […]

The hope that you have



Let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. (Hebrews 10:22) I grew up in a Catholic family, in a country where most people are Catholic. My route as a Catholic […]

With a sincere heart