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Strawberry Day in California

On May 10, 1868, six foundresses arrived in San Francisco after a long journey from Longueuil. The Sisters of Mercy welcomed them with strawberries and cream. This was a special treat for the Canadian Sisters, who were not accustomed to having strawberries so early in the year. We honor the arrival of these foundresses every year on Strawberry Day by sharing strawberries with students and colleagues.

Linda Riggers, SNJM Receives Loeken Award

Linda Riggers, SNJM, at right, with Kim Ficele-Bowen, chair of the Holy Names Academy International Language Department and a Spanish teacher, who received the Distinguished Teacher Award.

Holy Names Academy, Seattle bestowed its Loeken Award on its registrar, Linda Riggers, SNJM at a recent assembly. The award recognizes a faculty or staff member who has gone the extra mile in service to the Academy. In the Attendance Office, Sr. Linda lives the mission of the school in many ways through her attentive care to the needs of each student.

Ramona Convent Secondary School’s Homelessness Solidarity Retreat

 

Sixteen Ramona students recently attended Ramona’s first Homelessness Solidarity Retreat, designed by Anna Keim, SNJM. Students listened to a presentation on homelessness by Judy Vaughn, CSJ, director of Alexandria House in Los Angeles. Sr. Judy brought a guest speaker who shared her own experience of homelessness. The students spent the night in cardboard boxes on the tennis courts at Ramona and got up at 5 a.m. to serve breakfast to the homeless at the Midnight Mission on Skid Row in downtown L.A.