Faith at Willows Academy

Faith is central to all we do at Willows Academy. As an independent school rooted in the teaching of the Catholic Church and the spirituality of Opus Dei, students are encouraged to develop a personal relationship with God and take ownership of their faith. Many opportunities are available to support them on their faith journey:

  • Mass and the Sacrament of Reconciliation are offered daily
  • Full-Time chaplain who is available to meet with students one-on-one 
  • Mentorship with faculty who are women of faith 
  • Daily Religion class
  • Retreats throughout the year

Through our curriculum, character formation, and spiritual enrichment opportunities, students are well-formed in the faith and virtues to guide them in college and beyond.

About Opus Dei

Opus Dei, Latin for “the Work of God,” is a personal prelature of the Catholic Church founded by St. Josemaría Escrivá in 1928. The purpose of Opus Dei is to help people turn their work and daily activities into occasions for growing closer to God, for serving others, and for improving society. The spirit of Opus Dei imbues life at Willows in many ways, such as in the effort to do little things well out of love for God, in creating a cheerful and friendly environment, and in the emphasis placed on personal freedom coupled with personal responsibility. The Sacraments and religious education available at Willows Academy are offered with the approval of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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