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Spiritual Life

Benedictine Academy students come from diverse religious backgrounds.  While family rooted in the practices of the Roman Catholic faith and Benedictine Tradition, the community extends its hospitality to young women of all beliefs.  The key principle all members strive to follow is to welcome and respect each other as one would greet Christ, as taught in The Rule of Saint Benedict.
 
Each morning our Benedictine Academy Community gathers together for Convocation to reflect on a reading from the Rule of Saint Benedict and listen to the Gospel of the day.  We sing praise and worship songs, lift our intentions to the Lord and pray for Our Father.  We also profess our faith and belief in one another as Benedictine sisters by reciting our daily affirmation.  It is a beautiful way to start each and every day!
 
In Theology classes students learn the teachings of Jesus, as well as the Catholic traditions of prayer, service to others, community and justice.  Campus Ministers and Religious Studies Instructors work together to teach students and to help each young woman develop her personal spiritual life.  This is accomplished through daily prayer, grade level retreats and days of reflection, school community masses, prayer services and lectio divina (a uniquely Benedictine practice of prayer and spiritual reading).
 
Students are formed over four years with this goal in mind: to become lifelong learners with listening hearts and loving spirits committed to justice and integrity.