In keeping with the traditions of the Dominican order, at the Mount nourishment of the spirit is as important as nourishment of the intellect. Our students grow closer to God because we help them to deepen their faith and better know their own hearts.
Just as liturgical celebration of the feasts, holy days and other special occasions are a regular part of the school year, prayer and meditation is a regular part of the school day. Each day begins with a morning prayer. Themes for the daily prayer are appropriate to the season, date, or a recent event. We encourage students to actively participate in planning all aspects of our liturgies and prayer services including selecting the themes, readings and music and preparing the worship environment.
The Dominican Blessing
May God, Creator, bless us.
May God, Redeemer, heal us.
May God the Holy Spirit, fill us with light.
Our worship is supplemented by a more disciplined approach to understanding the Catholic faith through study:
- Catholic Christianity
- Sacred Scripture
- Church History and Morality
- Contemporary Christian Life
Retreats are an important element during a student’s four years at the Mount. In keeping with the Dominican traditions, each class year retreat is modeled from one of the pillars of Dominican life.
For more information on these classes, see our Religious Studies curriculum.