The foundress of the Religious Teachers Filipini is Saint Lucy Filippini. She was a holy woman dedicated to the Catholic Christian education of youth, especially girls. She walked in the footsteps of Jesus the Teacher. St. Lucy was known to say, “When a work is of God, He Himself is bound to sustain it.” With this words in mind, all that we say and do at Villa Victoria Academy is rooted in fath and trust in Divine Providence.
Our rich spiritual life includes daily prayer together at morning homeroom, before each class period, and at the end of the school day. The celebration of the Eucharistic Liturgy binds us together as we commemorate the opening of the school year, Family Fest, All Saints’ Day, Thanksgiving & the Junior Ring Ceremony, the Immaculate Conception, Ash Wednesday, Catholic Schools’ Week, Ascension Thursday & May Crowning, Graduation, and the closing of the school year. In addition, we share in treasured devotions such as lighting of the Advent wreath, Eucharistic Adoration, and the Stations of the Cross. During Advent and Lent, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered.
Our prayers and devotions are put into action through many acts of charity and community service. Our annual Thanksgiving food drive benefits the Mount Carmel Guild and our Christmas Gifts from the Heart benefits Angels’ Wings. Throughout the year, mission money is collected and donated to aid women and children in faraway lands.
Students in grade 6 offer 4 hours of service; students in grades 7 & 8 engage in at least 9 hours of community service each year while the high school students offer at least 18 hours each year. Their service engages the elderly, children, people with disabilities, the economically disadvantaged, animals, and their places of worship, just to name a few.