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Prayer & Reflection

Prayer and reflection are two tenets of Ignation Spirituality lived out by our community every day.

Classes begin with prayer and students are called to make a community-wide daily examen at the end of every school day.

Daily Campus Prayers

These prayers are what our students pray on a daily basis on our campus. Classes, advisories, and many sports and activities are all begun with prayer.

Our Catholic faith is central to what we do every day and our commitment to building the habit of daily prayer is a reflection of our belief that daily prayer is essential to the growth of a spiritual life.

List of 10 items.

  • The Our Father

    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
    Our Father, who art in heaven,
    hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come;
    thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
    Give us this day our daily bread;
    and forgive us our trespasses
    as we forgive those who trespass against us;
    and lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from evil. Amen.
    St. Ignatius of Loyola… Pray for us!
    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
  • The Hail Mary

    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
    Hail Mary, Full of Grace,
    The Lord is with thee.
    Blessed art thou among women,
    and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
    Holy Mary, Mother of God,
    pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of death.
    Amen
  • Prayer for Generosity

    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
    Lord, teach me to be generous,
    to serve you as you deserve,
    to give and not to count the cost,
    to fight and not to heed the wounds,
    to toil and not to seek for rest,
    to labor and not to look for any reward,
    save that of knowing that I do your holy will.
    St. Ignatius of Loyola… Pray for us!
    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
  • Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel

    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
    St. Michael the Archangel,
    defend us in battle;
    be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
    and do thou, O prince of the heavenly host,
    by the power of God, cast into hell
    Satan and all evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
    St. Ignatius of Loyola… Pray for us!
    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
  • Prayer of Saint Francis

    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
    Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
    where there is hatred, let me sow love;
    where there is injury, pardon;
    where there is doubt, faith;
    where there is despair, hope;
    where there is darkness, light;
    where there is sadness, joy.
    O divine Master,
    grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console,
    to be understood as to understand,
    to be loved as to love.
    For it is in giving that we receive,
    it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
    and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.
    St. Ignatius of Loyola… Pray for us!
    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
  • Suscipe

    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
    Take, Lord, and receive
    all my liberty, my memory,
    my understanding, and my entire will,
    All I have and call my own.
    You have given all to me.
    To you, Lord, I return it.
    Everything is yours; do with it what you will.
    Give me only your love and your grace,
    that is enough for me.
    St. Ignatius of Loyola… Pray for us!
    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
  • Memorare

    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
    Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
    that never was it known
    that anyone who fled to thy protection,
    implored thy help,
    or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
    Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee,
    O Virgin of virgins, my mother;
    to thee do I come,
    before thee I stand,
    sinful and sorrowful.
    O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
    despise not my petitions,
    but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
    St. Ignatius of Loyola… Pray for us!
    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
  • Prayer for Vocations

    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
    O Father, raise up among Christians
    abundant and holy vocations to the priesthood
    who will keep the faith alive
    and guard the blessed memory of your Son Jesus
    through the preaching of his word
    and the administration of the Sacraments,
    with which you continually renew your faithful.
    Grant us holy ministers of your altar,
    who are careful and fervent guardians of the Eucharist,
    the sacrament of the supreme gift of Christ
    for the redemption of the world.
    Call ministers of your mercy,
    who, through the sacrament of Reconciliation,
    spread the joy of your forgiveness.
    Grant, O Father, that the Church may welcome with joy
    the numerous inspirations of the Spirit of your Son
    and, docile to His teachings,
    may she care for vocations to the ministerial priesthood
    and to the consecrated life.
    Sustain the Bishops, priests and deacons,
    consecrated men and women, and all the baptized in Christ,
    so that they may faithfully fulfill their mission
    at the service of the Gospel.
    We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
    St. Ignatius of Loyola… Pray for us!
    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
  • Prayer for Guidance

    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
    Most high, glorious God,
    enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me, Lord,
    a correct faith, a certain hope,
    a perfect charity, sense and knowledge,
    so that I may carry out your holy and true command.
    St. Ignatius of Loyola… Pray for us!
    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
  • Anima Christi

    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
    Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
    Body of Christ, save me.
    Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
    Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
    Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
    O good Jesus, hear me.
    Within Thy wounds hide me.
    Separated from Thee let me never be.
    From the malignant enemy, defend me.
    At the hour of death, call me.
    And close to Thee bid me.
    That with Thy saints I may praise Thee,
    forever and ever. Amen.
    St. Ignatius of Loyola… Pray for us!
    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Examen Prayer

The Examen was a prayer habit of St. Ignatius, one that required him to take time to make a peaceful reflection on each day. The practice of the Examen on campus at the end of every school day is an invitation to reflect on how God has been moving in all of the day's passing moments or interactions with other people. Every Examen prayer is an opportunity to think about where we have done well, where we have fallen short, and how God is calling us to be better.