Religion & Spirituality

Religion & Spirituality

As a Catholic school open to students of all faiths, Woodlands Academy celebrates faith in many forms. Rooted in the belief that all humans have a deep capacity and need for spiritual development, our traditions, education, and ways of connecting develop the spiritual lives of our members, regardless of her personal religious tradition.


On Friday, April 10 members of the greater Woodlands community gathered virtually for a brief prayer service. Enjoy this recording.

In search of a centering moment? Use this video for a calming meditation. It features vocals and crystal bowl vibrations by Lake Forest based artist, sound therapist and yoga instructor Marian McNair. The recording was captured when she performed a meditation in the chapel for the Woodlands community on February 20, 2020.

A conversation with Head of the Conference on Sacred Heart education Suzanne Cooke about how Sacred Heart can help inform navigating times of uncertainty such as the COVID19 global pandemic.

Enjoy a Gospel reading and reflection from Nancy Kehoe, RSCJ. Sr. Kehoe is a member of our Board of Trustees and teaches at Harvard.

The Society of the Sacred Heart in the U.S. and Canada shares prayer resources on its website and invites the global Sacred Heart community to pray together during the COVID19 pandemic. The Society of the Sacred Heart was founded by Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat in the aftermath of the French revolution in 1800.