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Catholic Identity

“Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction.” Pope Benedict XVI

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    Catholic Identity
Overbrook School roots children in truth, inspires them to wonder and challenges them to give their best to the world. That’s the promise all faculty and staff make to each other, to their students, and to the larger community. The heart of that promise is found in the sacramental life encouraged at Overbrook.

We're proud of our strong academics and love the community our students, families, faculty, and staff share and act out that love each week in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Held weekly and open to our families and friends, the Mass is served by our students, our faculty, and by our volunteer altar servers. We invite you to join us each Friday morning at 8:00.

Community prayers begin and end each day at Overbrook. Through time at our chapel, daily adoration on our campus, and in personal devotion, every student is encouraged to grow and strengthen their relationship with the Lord.

Through the example of the Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia who founded and still operate Overbrook school, students are shown how to live by the four pillars of the Dominican charism: prayer, study, community and preaching.

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  • Act of Contrition

    O My God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you and I detest all my sins because of your just punishments, but most of all because they offend you, my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of your grace to sin no more and to avoid the near occasions of sin. Amen.
  • Glory Be to the Father

    Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
  • Hail Mary

    Hail Mary, full of grace! The Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
  • Morning Offering

    Heavenly Father, I offer you this day, all that I do and think and say. Uniting it with what was done by Jesus Christ, your only Son. Amen
  • Our Father

    Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
  • Prayer to St. Dominic

    O most holy father, St. Dominic, who always showed yourself loving to all and never despised, wounded or offended anyone, obtain for me from our Savoir, the grace to know and correct my faults, and always be gentle and loving toward my neighbor, pardoning all who injure or offend me. Amen.
  • Prayer to the Guardian Angel

    Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here; ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

Education in the Dominican Tradition

"Eight centuries after the founding of the Order, we continue to exercise St. Dominic’s ideal of preaching. In our schools, our preaching takes the form of teaching. Daily lesson plans and activities engage and inform the minds and hearts of our students. Our vocation as educators, though, is not limited to helping students develop various skills. It first involves assisting them in acquiring knowledge of the Truth, which has its being in God. Students deepen their knowledge the Creator and His creation, especially the human person made in His image. Then, from the knowledge of these foundational truths, other branches of knowledge and learning are formed and deepened."
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