Marymount Celebrates 100 Years of Making History

On Saturday, September 23, 2023, Marymount Los Angeles welcomed over 1000 guests to a Centennial Mass and Celebration commemorating the founding of our School in 1923 by Mother Butler and the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary.
Most Reverend José Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, presided over this celebratory Mass which began with a presentation of offerings symbolizing key parts of the Marymount culture: a portrait of Marymount School foundress Mother Joseph Butler; an arrangement of flags representing the Global Network of RSHM Schools; the earliest and latest editions of the Marymount Los Angeles yearbook, representing the connection between alumnae past and future; a rose, diploma, and necklace, mirroring the gifts presented to Marymount Los Angeles seniors as they prepare to graduate; a sailor cap, a reflection of the traditions of the school and the connection between current students; and a laptop, exhibiting the evolution of technology and dedication to a modern education. The offerings were followed by a procession of the pillars of the Marymount Community: the RSHM Sisters, the Board of Trustees, Administration, the Faculty and Staff, Students, and finally, the concelebrating priests followed by head-presider.