The office of Campus Ministry coordinates the daily prayer of the school by emphasizing the liturgical seasons and calendar of the Catholic Church. On Monday mornings, we pray the below Prayer to St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, our patroness. Two student groups offer prayer opportunities during the Advisory period in the Chapel. Radiate is a student-led prayer organization that meets once a week for intercessory prayer and the Pro-Life Club prays a weekly Divine Mercy Chaplet for an increased respect for life. All students are welcome to join these groups. Further, faculty and students begin in class and each event with shared prayer.
Prayer to St. Rose Philippine Duchesne
you were a pioneer woman,
called to join a pioneer endeavor -
to expand the educational frontiers of a new world.
Each of us, as a Duchesne Pioneer, asks that, through your intercession,
we be able to face our 'frontiers'
and meet the challenge of being 'pioneers.'
As boundaries appear before us,
help us to step gently over despair
and fashion a resurrection realm,
a hope-hallowed world.
Help us follow your model, as we
strive for a world which we cannot explain,
risk our lives to find new life,
challenge social patterns which give false comfort,
enter the Heart of the One who is Beginning and End,
share in the restlessness of the Spirit,
and become instruments of peace.