Loreto Secondary School
St Michael's

Spiritual Development & Sacred Space - Invitation to Prayer

Spiritual Development

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As a Catholic School, Gospel values permeate our whole approach to education. We believe in helping our students to develop a personal and community spirituality appropriate to their age. Students of all religions and none are very welcome.

We encourage our students to see God present and working in all creation – in nature, in persons and experiences.

We help our young people to come to a personal knowledge of God and his love for them.

Our approach is experiential, informative and practical. Our school Oratory is a place of quiet, where students, staff and members of the local community can find an atmosphere for personal prayer, or reflection on life.

Experience of different types of prayer (meditation, communal, reflection) are provided for all classes. Students find quiet meditation particularly helpful.

We try to provide a Retreat for all year groups each year – the style and format depending on age the group involved.

We provide opportunities for different types of liturgical and sacramental celebrations – emphasising the particular seasons of the year (New School Year, Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Graduations etc.). Students particularly like small group liturgies, which they themselves prepare.

Education in global awareness, human rights and social justice, and the Christian’s response to these issues is a major part of our school ethos.

Sacred Space


Our Sacred Space provides a space in the school to help us reflect, to pause and find God in our daily lives. Our Religion Department and students decorate it during the different liturgical celebrations of the year.

We invite you to make a 'Sacred Space' in your day, as you visit the Loreto Network website, with the help of scripture chosen every day and on-screen guidance.

We welcome time in our daily lives to find God in everything, we are reminded of his presence around us in these challenging times.

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Jan 30
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Feb 05
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