Spiritual Formation and Chaplaincy

Spiritual Formation and Chaplaincy

The spiritual formation of students is entrusted to the Prelature of Opus Dei.

In Salcantay, the activities are carried out according to the fundamental principles of Catholic doctrine and with the greatest respect for the freedom of conscience.

First Confession:

Preparation addressed to 2nd Grade students. During the school year, the girls receive five Saturday sessions of Catechesis. The students of 9th Grade are responsible for preparing the girls to receive the Sacrament of Penance. In November, the girls go to the Chapel and have their First Confession. Then, they are given a Holy card as a souvenir of this  important moment in their lives.
In parallel, parents receive two talks during the preparation of their daughters, which helps them to also live this Catechesis within their family.

First Communion:

Catechesis addressed to 3rd Grade students. This is a very beautiful and important stage, as the girls are prepared to receive Jesus himself for the first time in their lives. Throughout the year, 10th Grade students are responsible for preparing the girls to receive this Sacrament. The First Communion ceremony takes place at the School Chapel in September.
It is a tradition in our school that the girls kneel on a cushion to receive the First Communion. This is the cushion where Saint John Paul II prayed during his visit to Peru in 1988.
Parents receive three Catechesis classes in parallel.


Addressed to 9th Grade students.
As part of the preparation to receive the sacrament of Confirmation, the girls receive classes every Friday during school hours. This is where students reflect on their Christian life and prepare to receive the Holy Spirit, who will give them strength along their Christian path. As part of the preparation, a spiritual retreat is held prior to the Ceremony.

Parents and godparents are prepared by attending to two talks led by the school Chaplain, in addition to a monthly retreat.

The Confirmation Ceremony is held in November at the school chapel.


The school has a Chapel where Mass is offered in the following hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:20 a.m.
Sunday: 12:00 m.
Every day there are special intentions offered for the class that attends.
In addition, Masses in Latin and English are celebrated during the year.


They are provided daily in the confessionals of the school Chapel. It is a mean of easy accessibility for families, students and school staff.


This is a personal means of spiritual formation. It consists of a space dedicated to receive meditation, personal prayer and reflection on subjects about Christian life. They are offered throughout the year to students from 9th to 11th grade (two-day format) and monthly for school staff.

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