AHN Albany Community Celebrates with Karyl Fredricks, SNJM
California Sisters Celebrate Golden Jubilee
On April 7, the rain clouds parted in Los Gatos, CA in time for the lovely California Golden Jubilee celebration. With great rejoicing Annamarie Therese Colapietro, SNJM (East Bay), Ann Gilchrist, SNJM (San Francisco), Susan Marie Maloney, SNJM (Southern CA), Marilyn Miller, SNJM (San Francisco), Cheryl Milner, SNJM (South Bay) and Carol Sellman, SNJM (East Bay) were honored at a Eucharistic Celebration at Saint Mary Church, where they made their first profession of vows 50 years ago. The presider was Co-Director of Campus Ministry at Holy Names University, Sal Ragusa, SDS. Mary Pat LeRoy, SNJM (South Bay) delivered the homily on the theme of Jesus’ commandment of love found in John’s Gospel.
Oregon Golden Jubilarians Celebrate at Marylhurst
The Chapel of the Holy Names at Marylhurst was full on June 16 for the joyous celebration of the 50-year Jubilee of Moe Oliver, SNJM, Kathryn Knoll, SNJM (both Marylhurst), Janet Marcisz, SNJM and Mary Ann Martinmaas, SNJM (both Southern OR). From preschoolers waving mini-sized banners in the opening procession to the wonderful music of the guitar group, the cantor Anita Lindsay and the SNJM Oregon Chamber Ensemble, the occasion was a time of gladness for everyone. Memories filled the reflections recalled by the Jubilarians, both delightfully humorous and deeply reflective of their 50 years as Sisters of the Holy Names.
The party continued with a reception at the Holy Names Heritage Center, where hugs and congratulations abounded and gratitude was the word of the day as captured in the Hearthstone each person received as a remembrance of the combined 200 years of love and service lived out by Sisters Moe, Kathryn, Janet and Mary Ann.
Sisters Gather for Mary C. Boys, SNJM Golden Jubilee
The Golden Jubilee celebration of Mary C. Boys, SNJM (Seattle) at Union Theological Seminary (UTS) in New York City brought together eight Holy Names Sisters from across the country. The ecumenical Vespers service, where the Sisters renewed their vows with Mary, welcomed about 80 of Mary’s friends and colleagues from many different religious and professional backgrounds. They all enjoyed getting to meet each other at an elegant reception afterwards in the UTS Refectory, where the picture above was taken.