Villa Maria Celebrates the IHM Sisters on Founders Day

The presentation above was shown at the assembly, and includes all the visual artwork, along with excerpts from written pieces, that were submitted for the contest.

The Villa Maria Academy community celebrated the IHM Sisters and their mission on IHM Founders Day. The morning assembly, planned by the school’s IHM Charism Committee, focused on the work and impact  of the IHM Sisters and their charisms as lived in the service for those who hunger — with physical, spiritual, or emotional needs. Members of the faculty shared their stories of being inspired by the sisters, with several telling stories of the sisters who taught them, and inspired them to become teachers themselves.

The main focus of the program was work submitted by students in an arts contest celebrating the work and impact of the IHM Sisters and their charisms as lived in the service for those who hunger. Entries included original music, short fiction, poetry, and visual arts. Prizes were awarded based on creativity, skill, inherent meaning, uniqueness, and fulfilled intent. All the entries were highlighted in a slideshow for the assembly, shown above.