Pray with the Students of the Academy

Donna Wallace
Each day the students of the Academy will pray the Angelus before lunch at 11:55 a.m.  We invite you to join us.

The Angelus is a simple, brief prayer that the Church offers three times a day: morning, midday, and evening.  The prayer’s three parts focus on the Incarnation and honor Mary’s fiat (Let It Be Done).  First, we commemorate God’s profound love and mercy in becoming man to save us (“She conceived by the Holy Spirit”).  Next, we reflect on Mary’s response to God’s invitation—the response we should all have (“Be it done unto me according to your word”).  Last, we remember the constant loving presence of God (“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us”). Since medieval times, Christians have prayed the Angelus to begin, continue, and end the day with an eternal perspective.
St. Scholastica Academy is a Catholic, all-girls, college-preparatory high school located in Covington, Louisiana. Founded in 1903, SSA perpetuates the Benedictine tradition of balancing prayer, work, study, and community in developing adolescent girls into Christian women grounded in the Gospel values of the Catholic faith. St. Scholastica Academy is a Catholic girls high school of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. As such it admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities available to students at its schools. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.