Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A salute to BVM in Darby Borough

It is an oasis on MacDade Boulevard.

And it has been now for a century.

The faithful gathered Sunday to mark 100 years of education at Blessed Virgin Mary School in Darby Borough.

Or, as nearly everyone refers to it, simply BVM.

It is there that hundreds returned to the church and school to relive their childhood memories - and to reaffirm the very important work that is done there every day.

BVM, like much of eastern Delaware County, has seized on that notion of America as melting pot. In those pews - and in the desks of the little school - are faces and names that put meaning to that promise.

They are white, brown and everything in between.

They come from far-flung corners of the globe.

At BVM, they become one.

Americans.

We featured the little school - and the parish of the same name - on the front of Monday's paper.

They held a celebration of the school's centennial Sunday with a special Mass. The place was packed.

You can read about it here.

BVM would not be possible without the dedicated work of a devoted pastor, the Rev. Joe Corley, and Principal Sister Virginia Paschall.

Here's to you, BVM.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for allowing others to know what a special place BVM is.

October 18, 2017 at 9:35 AM 

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