Spiritual Life

At Cardinal Newman Academy, the fundamental principle guiding our education is what Pope Francis calls “the Christian proposal, namely Jesus Christ as the meaning of life, of the cosmos, and of history.”

For this reason, our faith permeates the learning, community, and culture of Cardinal Newman Academy.

Sacramental Life

Through weekly attendance at Mass, Cardinal Newman Academy’s administration, faculty, staff, and students join other Catholics in the community at “the source and summit of the Christian life.” (CCC, 1323.)

The sacraments are augmented by daily prayer, annual retreats, and pilgrimages.

Faculty Mentoring and Advising

Each student at Cardinal Newman Academy has an advisor, with whom they will meet on a regular basis to discuss personal growth, academics, spiritual life, and engage in goal-setting.

The advisory program is meant to offer students an example of an adult living a faithful, thoughtful Christian life and to offer the student system of support and accountability.


Time during the school day is set aside for spiritual development. During this time, students may participate in a faith-sharing group, Scripture study, spiritual reading, personal or communal prayer, or other devotions.

At Cardinal Newman Academy, we recognize the importance of cultivating a personal relationship with God, and we believe that developing habits of prayer and reflection are integral to human flourishing. We are unique in recognizing this crucial reality within the framework of our daily schedule.

Christian Service

Through required service to our Church and community, the entire Cardinal Newman Academy family brings our faith to the world with exuberance and joy.

In all, Cardinal Newman Academy follows St. Paul’s exhortation to “rejoice always, pray constantly, and give thanks in all circumstances” (1 Thess. 5:16-18).

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