Fostering each boy’s spiritual life is an essential aspect of life at Cistercian. The entire student body gathers to open the academic year with a Mass of the Holy Spirit and closes the year with a Mass of Thanksgiving. Another Mass for the whole school marks the end of the First Semester and the juniors’ reception of their senior rings. Each Form attends Mass with their Form Master once a week. In addition, the Headmaster celebrates Mass for the entire Upper School once a month.
The sacrament of reconciliation is offered to the students of each Form four times a year. In the School’s new chapel students and faculty may attend Mass before morning class, visit the Blessed Sacrament throughout the day, or just find a quiet place for prayer in the presence of Christ. Through an annual retreat the students in each form have the opportunity to grow in their spiritual life and to develop the community of their class. Two traditional prayers mark the beginning and end of each day.