The pupils’ formal spiritual formation permeates their lives at the school. Every morning begins with a formal service of prayer that follows a cycle of weekly themes which unfold throughout the year, anchored to the liturgical calendar, to the celebration of the virtues, and to the Sacraments of the Church. They incorporate reflections, religious art and intercessionary prayer. Every two weeks there is a choral prayer service in the School Chapel for every house group, with readings, a spiritual reflection from the Headmaster, and a polyphonic Motet sung by the school’s famous Schola Cantorum, along with hymns, sung antiphons and intercessionary prayers.
Pupils attend small class Masses every term, Benediction twice a term, ‘whole school’ Solemn choral Masses at the Oratory Church twice a term as well as the daily opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation from the school’s Oratorian chaplain who is a daily presence in the school, and to join in the Rosary every week, and Stations of the Cross and Liturgy of the Hours in the school chapel in Advent and Lent. We provide lots of opportunities for pupils and members of the school community to grow in the virtue of Faith, but also to grow in Charity through their commitment to helping each other within the House system and also further afield in our outreach to local schools, the homeless in London, and those who suffer elsewhere in the world especially because of their faith.