Villa Maria celebrated IHM Founders Day with a program that included poetry, artwork, music, dance, and personal reflections.
The morning assembly, planned by the school’s IHM Charism Committee, focused on the theme “Anchored in Love.” Students submitted artwork, video, photography, and writing. Various music groups performed, and faculty members shared their personal stories. Science teacher Ed Byrnes told a particularly moving story about how the IHM sisters instilled in his mother a deep faith that sustained her when she found herself a young widow with six children. Mrs. Byrnes attended the presentation and took a bow after her son introduced her. The event ended with the student body singing You Say.