Students are given a variety of opportunities to strengthen their faith.
Prayer is a Part of Our Daily Lives
Prayer begins and ends each day at Notre Dame. In the morning, the students recite the Memorare, our school prayer. At the end of the day, the students reflect on the Examination of Conscience and the Prayer for Generosity. All classes begin with prayer. The chapel is open and available to students all day for personal prayer time. Prayer also occurs at random times throughout the day for special intentions.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known
that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help,
or sought your intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence I fly unto you,
O Virgin of Virgins, my Mother.
To you I come; before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions,
but in your mercy hear and answer me. Amen
Prayer Before Meals
Bless us, O Lord! and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
God, remember the needs of the poor. Amen.
Prayer for Generosity
Lord, teach me to be generous.
Teach me to serve as You deserve;
To give and not to count the cost;
To fight and not to heed the wounds;
To toil and not to ask for reward,
Save that of knowing I am doing your will.