As an Augustinian institution, the overall vocation of Malvern Prep is to know and live the mission of St. Augustine. Campus ministry's role in this call is to create various spaces whereby all community members can explore and embody the spirituality of Augustine. All in all, through practices like the Adeodatus Reflections, Mindfulness Meditations, Prayer Services, Retreats, and Weekly School-Wide Liturgies, our hope is that each of our community members will, both personally and communally, encounter Augustine's example in a profound way.
Throughout the year we will have a variety of opportunities for the community to gather together to celebrate our Catholic Faith. All are welcome at Malvern and we hope that you and your family will join us.
Malvern Prep welcomes and celebrates students of all faiths and encourages all students on their own spiritual journey. As a Catholic Augustinian school, we offer students a number of opportunities to feed their faith, including daily prayer, weekly school-wide Mass, retreats, prayer services, and Eucharistic Liturgies for teams, classes, and special occasions.
Each Wednesday at Malvern, we gather as a community to celebrate Mass. This opportunity is an expression of our deeply rooted Augustinian Catholic tradition as we contemplate, experience, and participate in our values of Truth, Unity, and Love. Students are encouraged to minister at each of these masses as altar servers, gift bearers, readers, and Eucharistic Ministers. Before and after these Liturgies, our community is made aware of service opportunities, and clubs, honor societies, service groups, and athletic teams, are often recognized for their accomplishments.
It is Malvern's tradition to open each class session with a prayer. The following prayer is commonly used and is suggested, although any prayer may be used.
"Direct we beseech you, O Lord, all our actions by Your holy inspiration and carry them on by Your gracious assistance so that every prayer and work of ours may begin with You and by You be happily ended, through Christ Our Lord, Amen." - St. Augustine
In communion with each of the ten Augustinian high schools in North America, it is tradition to conclude school-wide events, meetings, and even classes with the following prayer.
"You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you." - St. Augustine