The Catholic Students’ Union is made up of three full-time Catholic chaplains who serve the needs of the students at the society, as well as an elected group of students who form the CSU Committee.
Chaplains (from left to right): Lilian, Fr. Dermot, and Fr. John
Fr. Dermot Morrin
Parish Priest and Chaplain
Hailing originally from Ireland, Fr Dermot studied in Dublin, Rome and Oxford before becoming prior of St Dominic’s in London. Having moved to Edinburgh in 2009, he served originally as Bursar to the Priory before being appointed Prior of the community.
Fr. John O’Connor
Fr John is from Ireland. Studies. Edinburgh.
Lilian Lee, an architectural graduate turned social entrepreneur, is the founder of Fourth World Art and Ministry of Seekers. Having completed her architectural degree at the University of Edinburgh, she returned four years later to pursue her MBA. The motivator behind this was after Haiti’s 2010 earthquake, after which she spent 3 months designing architectural responses to help post disaster rebuilding and identified that business was what Haiti needed to help rebuild. This was the foundation of Fourth World Art, Lilian’s personal and continued response in helping Haiti, whilst opening opportunities to source and support other crisis stricken communities worldwide.
Lilian, an adopted Scot, was born in Hong Kong and at the age of 1, her family emigrated to Singapore. Being a cradle Catholic, Lilian only really truly found her personal Faith when she was a member of the Catholic Students Union at Edinburgh. Post university, she remained in Edinburgh and because of the lack of provisions for young adult ministry, founded the Ministry of Seekers, an independent Catholic young adult ministry serving city centre Catholic parishes that foster faith and fellowship to young professionals.
In Lilian’s spare time she competes for and represents the Meadows City Tennis Club, and also has a passion for photography, travel and good food.
President – Madeleine Marshall-Roth4th Year History and Politics Hometown: Charlottesville, Virginia Favourite Saint: St. Gianna Beretta Molla Activities outside the CSU: Baking unhealthy food Favourite Authour: Rosemary Wells
Treasurer -Elaine Tsui2nd Year English Literature and History Hometown: Singapore Favourite Bible Passage: John 10:10 Activity outside the CSU: Drawing, reading, and rock climbing Favourite Food: Sushi