Spiritual Counseling

Spiritual Support & Guidance

Father Rushton, our School Chaplain, is available to students and their families.

What is Spiritual Support & Guidance? PDF Version

There are times when we struggle with some of the most profound questions in life, such as those related to God, purpose and meaning. Spiritual support and guidance provides a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space where spiritual concerns can be formulated, expressed and explored. As you put your concerns into words and hear yourself telling your story you can see your spiritual life with some distance and from a new perspective. This results in new insights and a deeper understanding of yourself and your spirituality.

What Can I Talk to Father Rushton About?

  • Faith/spirituality
  • Sacraments
  • Confessions/reconcilliation
  • Prayer
  • Grief & loss
  • Loneliness
  • Bullying
  • Anger
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Emotional trauma
  • Suicide
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Drug abuse

How Can I Arrange to See Father Rushton?

Students can drop by Father Rushton's office or contact him at (crushton@mail.vc.bc.ca).

Community Mass

All members of the VC community are welcomed to attend mass every Tuesday at 7:45 a.m. in the Chapel in the Brothers’ residence.

Links on Spirituality and Prayer
  • Information on saint of the day: www.catholic.org/saints
  • Reflective daily exercises: www.norprov.org/spirituality/examenbookmark.pdf
  • Social justice website: www.networklobby.org
  • Daily prayer: www.pray.nd.edu
  • Daily prayer – Irish Jesuits: www.sacaredspace.edu
  • Prayer services: www.universalis.com
  • Christian Brother website: www.ercbna.org
  • Archdiocese of Vancouver: www.rcav.org
  • Loving God, please give me the attention to seek you, the grace to desire you, the reason to recognize you, the mind to understand you, the wisdom to find you, the courage to believe you, the ears to hear you, the eyes to see you, the mouth to reveal you, the feet to meet you, the hands to embrace you, the heart to contemplate you, the spirit to love, the life to reflect you, thank you for being with me and in me. Amen.

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