Prayer and Spirituality

Prayer is putting oneself into the hands of God.

Students and staff at Iona College are actively encouraged not to seek a life as  passive, one-dimensional consumers.

Instead, we are all challenged to become self-reflective, successful contributing citizens with a strong faith and an informed moral conscience.

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‘Learn who you are in the eyes of God’

Spirituality is the personal quality where reflection and activities can heighten deep feelings and beliefs of a spiritual or religious nature and developing this sense of interiority and centredness can be helpful in the development of a well-rounded character. Ideally, a grounded Australian knows who they are individually and who they are before God.  St Eugene de Mazenod challenged people to Learn who you are in the eyes of God”.

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Prayer is a valuable life skill

Closely related to this, prayer is a way of communicating and deepening a relationship with God. It is a way of expressing who we are and what is in our heart and it is a way of reflecting on the goodness of God, as well as seeking his guidance and help.

Therefore, as a school based on a religious philosophy, prayer and spirituality are valued at Iona College as personal qualities and life skills for mature faith people.