Spiritual formation is an important part of the Subiaco Academy experience. The campus ministry program flows from the school's mission of fostering growth in the Catholic Benedictine tradition of service to God and others.
The Benedictine educational philosophy is grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition that affirms the goodness of creation, the important role of the human intellect in the search for truth, the possibility of discovering God through rational reflection on human experience, the compatibility of faith and reason, and the moral value of intellectual excellence.
That philosophy is also grounded in the Catholic mystical tradition: God is present in every aspect of human life, inviting people of good will to faith and fullness of life. Subiaco Academy invites students of the Catholic tradition – and all other traditions – to seek God in their experience and to share their experiences of God with one another, including those of other religious traditions.
Consequently, our Academy is Catholic in that we affirm the fullness of the Catholic intellectual and mystical traditions, while at the same time inviting those of other religious traditions into full participation in the life of the school. Our religious studies classes – part of the course requirements for graduation – emphasize an understanding of world religions, including Christianity.
Our Academy is Interfaith in that to be Catholic today is to be committed to inter-religious dialogue (dialogue with non-Christian religions) and ecumenical dialogue (dialogue with other Christian denominations). In this, we follow the example of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI to be in constant search for the Truth as we dialogue with others.
are renowned for intellectual accomplishment spanning many centuries, have long believed that academic achievement grounded in religious faith, the dignity of the human person, and the need to educate and care for the entire person is the key to forming well-rounded individuals. It is in this grounding that our Campus ministry seeks to form the young men of our Academy.