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By Roxanne Anderson

This first week in London has been a spectacular experience for me. Not only have I made great connections with new and old friends, but I have also found time to explore this city and just some of what it has to offer.

My internship at the Irish Chaplaincy has been a great learning experience so far, as I am learning about the work culture in London as well as the fantastic work that the Irish Chaplaincy does in the community. Their time is mostly dedicated to working with older Irish seniors to help reduce and prevent social isolation, and advocating for Irish prisoners in the United Kingdom.

Last week I attended a film screening of “Father Browne’s Forgotten War” at the Irish Embassy in London. This film was about the role of chaplains in the army during World War II and their spiritual dedication to the soldiers. I had the honor of meeting the Irish Ambassador to England and talking with veterans at a cocktail reception afterwards. It was a unique opportunity to get a glimpse of another country’s political history and culture while still in London.

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