Spirituality

Faith

The religious character of Rosati-Kain High School is what sets us apart from other high schools in the St. Louis area.

All spiritual activities are intended to proclaim Jesus Christ, in light of Catholic Church teaching, for the interior transformation of the student and the renewal of humanity. The Theology Department, with support of Campus Ministry, exercises the lead role in the religious education of its students in order to foster personal relationships with Jesus Christ and His Body, the Church. Gospel values are incorporated throughout all course work.

The Theology curriculum begins freshman year with a study of salvation history through the Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, always with an eye to the fulfillment of salvation in Jesus, the Christ.

Sophomore Theology picks up with the study of the Church, the community of followers of Jesus Christ and how that community seeks to connect with God through the grace of the Sacraments.

Junior year Theology leads students to consider, as followers of Christ, how then are we to live? For Juniors, Christian Morality and Catholic Social Teaching are the two areas of concentration.

Senior year takes the students through Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue, encouraging knowledge of, experience with, and true respect for other faith traditions and the persons who live them. As a kind of capstone course, seniors also study Christian Vocations, a discernment of each one’s unique call by God and her individual, intentional response to God’s call throughout her life.

The religious character of Rosati-Kain High School is what sets us apart from other high schools in the St. Louis area.

The four core values given by the School Sisters of Notre Dame and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, our founding orders, reflect our mission and identify Rosati-Kain as a Catholic high school.

Humilitas – We listen to God’s call, we recognize that everything we are is a gift from God, and we embrace God’s call in our lives.

Virtus – We pursue good and always give the best of ourselves.

Scientia – We use the gift of intellect and life experiences which transform and empower us.

Caritas – We celebrate God’s unconditional love living in and through us.

The spirituality of the women of Rosati-Kain is enriched through liturgies, prayer services, annual retreats, and service opportunities.

On a daily basis, using the most common Rosati-Kain prayer, students begin and end the school day with a prayer that includes writings from both our CSJ and SSND founders.

Jesus, unite
My heart to your heart,
My works to your works
My whole self to your self

-Jean Pierre Medaille, SJ
Founder of the CSJ

 

May Jesus be the way we walk,
The truth we follow,
The life we lead.

-Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger, SSND
Foundress of the SSND

 

Bishop Rosati, Pray for us.
Bishop Kain, Pray for us.

Every year around the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Archdiocese of St. Louis Office of Youth Ministry organizes a pilgrimage to Washington, D.C., called Generation Life.

The Generation Life Pilgrimage will participate in the annual March for Life to tell our government leaders and our nation that abortion must end. Generation Life will also give young people the opportunity to stand together in faith, to learn more about Pro-Life issues, to be fueled by dynamic programming including the Sacraments (Mass and Reconciliation), and to be empowered to live and proclaim the Gospel of life.

2020 Generation Life Trip:

When: January 22nd - January 26th, 2020

  • Jan. 22nd: Depart from satellite locations across the Archdiocese of St. Louis in the evening
  • Jan. 23rd: Arrive in Wash. DC and check into the hotel. Evening programming held in the hotel
  • Jan. 24th: Morning mass followed by the March with evening programming at the hotel
  • Jan. 25th: Touring day concludes with a vigil mass at the National Shrine. Departure to St. Louis
  • Jan. 26th: Arrive in St. Louis at various return locations 

Where: Crystal Gateway Marriott & Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport

Student Cost: $300 per person/4 to a room / A required 50% nonrefundable deposit is due to Rosati-Kain by 

Chaperone Cost: $380 per person/2 to a room

Important Dates:

  • Oct. 4th, 2019 - 50% non-refundable deposit per person due to R-K to be able to attend this trip for both chaperones and students.
  • Nov. 29, 2019: Room List and Final Number of Participants due to R-K
  • Dec. 9th, 2019: Final Payment due to R-K for students and chaperones
  • Jan. 9th, 2020: All Chaperone Meeting (7:00 pm at the Cardinal Rigali Center) 

Theresa Wiss | Campus Ministry

Welcome to Campus Ministry at Rosati-Kain! We have the joy of walking with each student as she grows in faith and cultivates a life of prayer, reflection, and service.

The journey of faith looks different for each individual, and we seek to meet students where they are and walk with them. Campus Ministry provides opportunities for students to help plan and participate in liturgies, retreats, prayer, and service work. Students take initiative in their own faith formation and encourage the formation of others.

The Campus Ministry room is always available for students to spend time working, hanging out, having meaningful conversations, or having a good laugh. Please know that you are always welcome, and we look forward to getting to know each of you personally!

In Christ,

Theresa Wiss
Theology Department | Campus Minister
(314)-533-8513 ext. 2218
twiss@rosati-kain.org

Rosati-Kain High School provides its students with opportunities for spiritual growth.

Every month during the academic year, students come together to experience the liturgical life of the Church through Mass. Each week there is an opportunity for students to join the faculty and staff for Mass on Thursday mornings at 7:20 am. Throughout the year, prayer services and reconciliation days are planned usually during the Advent and Lent season.

Jesus taught, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me. . .whatever you did for one of these least of mine, you did for me” Mt. 25:31-38

In light of this teaching, the Archdiocese of St. Louis requires that all students in our Catholic high schools participate in works of charity and service as part of their graduation requirement. Rosati-Kain provides a Christian Service Program as an expression of our identity in Christ, as an Archdiocesan school, and according to the four core values given by our founding orders, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and School Sisters of Notre Dame:

Humilitas – We listen to God’s call, we recognize that everything we are is a gift from God, and we embrace God’s call in our lives.
Virtus – We pursue good and always give the best of ourselves.
Scientia – We use the gift of intellect and life experiences which transform and empower us
Caritas – We celebrate God’s unconditional love living in and through us.

Requirements (per year)
Freshmen: 10 hours
Sophomores: 15 hours
Juniors/Seniors: 75 hours – immersion experience and summer hours of service
Total Graduation Requirement: 100 hours

Guidelines:
Freshmen and sophomore students may meet their service requirements in a variety of ways. Service may include volunteer assistance in their home, neighborhood, school, or parish. Hours may be verified by parents or appropriate supervising persons. The school offers many opportunities for service including volunteering at events such as the Phon-a-Thon or during summer camps.

Junior and senior service require participation in a formal “service immersion” program at the end of junior year. Specific guidelines will be given in junior classes.

Student Retreats

As part of their spiritual development as women of faith, our students attend a day of prayer or retreat each year. These activities are designed to allow students to slow down, take a breath, reflect, pray and prepare for whatever is next. The prayer days and retreats are also a time for students to develop new relationships and recognize God in all things that surround them.

Freshman Prayer Day

This day of prayer introduces the new freshman to the charisms of our school. This day is also an opportunity to begin bonding as a class and for the students to reflect on their relationship with God.

Sophomore Prayer Day

Led by the Archdiocesan Office of Youth Ministry’s REAP team, the theme of this day of prayer is “Freedom in Christ.”

Junior Kairos

Junior year the retreat experience is a three-day retreat: “Kairos.” Kairos means God’s time. Juniors can choose from two Kairos retreat dates at the beginning of the school year. The retreat allows the students to reflect on their relationship with God, others, and self. The cost of the retreat is included in your tuition.

Senior Prayer Day

This day of prayer is planned by the seniors as a day to reflect on their years at Rosati-Kain and what the future may hold for them after graduation.