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 four spaces in a variety of ways to care for and nurture their spiritual needs. Today the spaces serve as a places where services, private prayer, devotion, confessions are heard, and many other exercises of faith take place.
For many midshipmen these four spaces are a sacred refuge in times of trouble where they are fed in moments they need it most. These chapel spaces are appointed specifically for the Catholic, Protestant, Christian Orthodox and Muslim communities, but people of faith from a variety of backgrounds use them to help provide the spiritual nourishment that they need.