Every day begins with prayer. Student leaders remind the community that we are in God’s loving presence and we open our hearts to God to start our day. We offer special prayer intentions for those in the community who may have died, be ill, are traveling, or are facing a particular challenge that day. Every Friday morning we pray the official Year of Mercy prayer composed by Pope Francis.
The Brophy Chapel is a beautiful sacred space. Throughout the day, students take advantage of its quiet and spiritual focus; however, each week the chapel comes alive with communal prayer as well.
- Weekday Mass is offered on Wednesdays at 12:10 p.m. for all students and faculty.
- The Animus Christi Club offers Eucharistic Adoration every Tuesday at lunch.
- The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered on Tuesdays (at break) and Thursdays (before school). A priest can also meet by appointment.
- Sunday Mass is offered as part of the St. Francis Xavier parish Mass schedule at 10 a.m. Brophy and Xavier musicians provide the music ministry.
The Daily Examen
Every full school day at Brophy, we pray what is called The Examen. The daily Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction for us. The Examen is an ancient practice in the Church that can help us see God’s hand at work in our whole experience. The method we use at Brophy is adapted from a technique described by Ignatius Loyola in his Spiritual Exercises. Once again, student leaders guide us, asking the three questions of the Examen for quiet reflection:
How is God at work in my life?
How have I responded to God’s presence in my life?
How am I being called to respond now?
Brophy’s faculty and staff gather for prayer every Thursday morning in the chapel at 7:45 a.m. A faculty member leads a reflection or offers scripture and then petitions are offered. We pray the Lord’s Prayer and ask God to give us the grace to do his work in our vocation as educators.