Spiritual Development



As a Catholic Secondary School operating according to the traditions of the Sisters of Mercy and Ceist Charter, we are committed to nurturing a reflective and committed religious faith as it is an integral dimension of our school ethos.

  • 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 and prayer room are places of quiet, where students and staff can find an atmosphere for personal prayer, or reflection on life.
  • Experiences 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/Reflection day for all year groups each year – the style and format depending on the age group.
  • We provide opportunities for different types of liturgical and sacramental celebrations – emphasising the particular liturgical 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 welcome time in our daily lives to find God in everything, we are reminded of his presence around us in these challenging times.