Dunn, Sister Virginia

Sister Virginia Dunn, SNJM

(Ellen Dorothy)

July 7, 1934 – December 27, 2018

Sister Virginia Dunn, SNJM departed this life on December 27, 2018 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, New York.

Sister Virginia celebrated 84 years of life and 66 years of her religious profession.

Capling, Sister Luke Marie

Sister Luke Marie Capling, SNJM

(Florence Anne)

March 22, 1928 – November 29, 2018

Sister Luke MarieCapling, SNJM departed this life on November 29, 2018 at St. Joseph Provincial House in Latham, New York.

Sister Luke Marie celebrated 90 years of life and 62 years of her religious profession.

Gfeller, Sister Barbara Ann

Sister Barbara Ann Gfeller, SNJM

(Sister Marion David)

November 14, 1926 – November 28, 2018

Sister Barbara Ann Gfeller, SNJM departed this life on November 28, 2018 at Marie-Rose Center at Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Thankful for the Gift of Holy Names Sisters

My name is Julie Tilghman, and I am one of the campus ministers at Holy Names Academy in Seattle. I began my ministry at Holy Names in the fall of 2005, and have been an Associate for almost two years. In my current role, I teach World Cultures to ninth graders, and help develop student life programs related to the spiritual life and social justice work of our schools …

Public Statement in Support of DACA Dreamers

The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, U.S.-Ontario Province join with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and other organizations outraged at today’s announcement…

Day of Service Honors Blessed Marie Rose

In the spirit of Blessed Marie Rose Durocher, people joined together on her feast day to witness to the mission she set in motion 175 years ago with the founding of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.

Groups of Sisters, Associates, ministry partners, alumni, students…

Solomon, Sister Mary Winifred

Sister Mary Winifred Solomon, SNJM

(Nellie Solomon)

April 25, 1922 – October 4, 2018

Sister Mary Winifred Solomon, SNJM departed this life on October 4, 2018 at Memorial Hospital, Tampa, Florida.

Sister Mary Winifred celebrated 96 years of life and 75 years of her religious profession.

Grateful for the Holy Names Sisters

By Patricia Welch Newton

The Sisters of the Holy Names have been a part of our family since my mother, Gertrude O’Toole, attended high school at the Convent of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart at Lake Merritt, Oakland. When it was time for me to go to school, I attended Holy Names High School (HNHS), graduating in 1946. After completing my degree at San Jose State University, I received my teaching credential from Holy Names College (now Holy Names University). At HNHS, I was deeply influenced by Sister Mary Christine, my sophomore homeroom teacher, and Sister Mary Edmund, our Dean of Students…

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The Harold Family

The Harold family has a long history with the Sisters of the Holy Names. Robert and Frances Harold and their children Liz, Bob and Jim made their home in Pasadena, CA. The children were taught by the Sisters at Saints Felicitas and Perpetua School in San Marino during the 1950s and 60s…

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