A little known secret at the Naval Academy is the chapel spaces in the Rotunda of Bancroft Hall. Since this great building was built midshipmen have been able to use these two spaces in a variety of ways to care for and nurture their spiritual needs. Today the spaces serve as a place where devotional services take place, private prayer and devotion take place, confessions are heard, and many other exercises of faith.
For many midshipmen these two spaces are a sacred refuge in times of trouble where they are fed in moments that they need it most. These chapel spaces are appointed specifically for the Catholic, Protestant, and Muslim communities, but people of faith from a variety of backgrounds use them to help provide the spiritual nourishment that that they need.