MSA is a Catholic school, the only one in Bermuda that provides world-class education through Catholic values. These values are instilled in everything we do, from Eucharistic celebrations to daily classroom prayer. We work to have our students live a faith-filled life and to treat each other according to the teachings of the Gospel.
Our school is part of the Catholic Diocese of Bermuda and serves as a very visible part of the work of the Catholic Church in our country. All students, Catholic and non-Catholic alike must respect and show courtesy for the work of the Diocese through the ministry of the School. This respect manifests itself in many ways including but not limited to:
ST. AGNES - Courageous Teenager (Patron Saint of MSA)
Long ago there was a beautiful thirteen-year-old girl named Agnes, who was put on trial for being a Christian. At the trial, the judge described the comfortable life she would have if she gave up her faith and married. Agnes said no. The judge threatened her with torture. Agnes still said no. So the judge had her taken to the altar of the goddess Minerva to offer a gift. Agnes made the Sign of the Cross instead. The judge condemned her to death. It was said that she went to her death more cheerfully than others go to their wedding. Agnes knew she would be going straight to God.