Today is St Alban’s Day
Our school sets huge value on the quality of courage so let’s take a moment to think about St Alban’s courageous act.
St Alban is venerated as the first recorded Christian martyr in England. His death came as a result of him shielding a priest to whom he had given refuge. It is in the nature of this story that it concerns one who gave his life for his values and beliefs.
Though a legend the story embodies something of the vulnerability that is required if we are to act in courage. Alban quite literally cloaks himself with the garment of the one he seeks to protect and, in doing so, takes his place.
(St Alban’s story: https://www.stalbanscathedral.org/history/story-of-st-alban)