Hospitality Brings Hope at Rose Haven

Hospitality Brings Hope at Rose Haven

Families are regular guests at Rose Haven in Portland, OR, which offers a clothes closet, a food pantry and a noontime meal Mondays through Fridays. Guests have access to private showers and programs for children, including an annual back-to-school fair that provides school supplies and a holiday gathering that distributes brand-new gifts to children.

Like many other U.S. cities, Portland, OR is facing a housing crisis. Amid the dark clouds of homelessness, there exists a light of hope and help. Rose Haven, started in 1997 by Good Shepherd Sister Cathie Boerboom, provides a day shelter and community center for women and children experiencing poverty, trauma, and mental and physical health challenges.

From nearly the beginning, Holy Names Sister Judy Bertoli was a weekly volunteer. She spent several hours most Tuesdays as a welcoming presence of hospitality among Rose Haven guests, listening to their stories with a willing ear, enjoying their company with a gracious smile, and being a spiritual companion with a loving heart. Traveling an hour each way by bus into Northwest Portland, she brought a one-of-kind healing energy to guests and staff alike.

As a regular volunteer, Sister Judy saw the impact of Rose Haven’s ID Replacement Program and secured a grant from the SNJM Ministry Fund to support it. The women and children who frequent Rose Haven are among the most disenfranchised in the city. They experience isolation and invisibility on a daily basis. Lack of proper identification makes their problems worse.

Rose Haven guest Lynne knows first-hand how important the ID program is. Living outside, her possessions have been stolen, sometimes repeatedly. Without ID, she could not check into night shelter, utilize community clinic services or access the food bank. It is a challenge to replace identification, and the fees are more than a person experiencing poverty can afford.

Rose Haven helps guests like Lynne replace lost or stolen ID. The reinstatement of her ID quite literally reaffirmed her existence and transformed her life.

Thanks to the Sisters of the Holy Names and the support of donors to the SNJM Ministry Fund, Rose Haven provided 194 IDs or vital records in 2018 for women and children experiencing homelessness or abuse.

Sister Judy’s impact is felt by the women who can take their rightful place in society thanks to the center and its ID replacement program.

 

Sister Judy Bertoli has been sowing the seeds of hospitality and welcome at Rose Haven from its early days.

Zadorian, Sister Jean

Zadorian, Sister Jean

Sister Jean Zadorian, SNJM

(Sister M. Charles Patrick)

February 15, 1932 – November 10, 2019

Sister Jean Zadorian, SNJM departed this life on November 10, 2019 at Devonshire Senior Residence, Windsor, Ontario.

Sister Jean celebrated 87 years of life and 64 years of her religious profession.

Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church, Windsor, Ontario.

Burial will take place folowing the funeral at Heavenly Rest Cemetery, Windsor, Ontario.

Bartheld, Sister Sylvia

Bartheld, Sister Sylvia

Sister Sylvia Bartheld, SNJM

(Sister M. Catherine Elizabeth)

November 25, 1931 – November 13, 2019

Sister Sylvia Bartheld, SNJM departed this life on November 13, 2019 at Saratoga Retirement Community, Saratoga, California.

Sister Sylvia celebrated 87 years of life and 68 years of her religious profession.

Her Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Spirit Chapel, Campbell, California.

Burial till take place at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward, California.

Piché, Sister Irène

Piché, Sister Irène

Sister Irène Piché, SNJM

(Sister Rose Alberta)

January 31, 1919 – November 2, 2019

Sister Irène Piché, SNJM departed this life on November 2, 2019 at Devonshire Seniors Residence, Windsor, Ontario.

Sister Irène celebrated 100 years of life and 78 years of her religious profession.

Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. preceded by visitation at 10:00 a.m. at Assumption Church, Rosary Chapel, Windsor, Ontario.

Burial will be at Heavenly Rest Cemetery, Windsor, Ontario.

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Photography Featured in the Province Office

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Larson, Sister Pat

Larson, Sister Pat

Sister Pat Larson, SNJM

(Sister Campion Mary)

January 18, 1929 – October 28, 2019

Sister Patricia Larson, SNJM departed this life on October 28, 2019 at South Hill Village, Spokane, Washington.

Sister Pat celebrated 90 years of life and 70 years of her religious profession.

Mass of Resurrection was celebrated on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at South Hill Village, 3117 E. Chaser Lane, Spokane, Washington.

Burial took place at Holy Cross Cemetery, Spokane, Washington.

 Sister Patricia Larson, SNJM

Sister Campion Mary

January 18, 1929 – October 28, 2019

Patricia Ann Larson, a Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, died early the morning of October 28, 2019, at Memory Care, South Hill Village in Spokane.  On January 18, 1929, Patricia was born into the family of Albin and Anna (Divine) Larson in Spokane, Washington.  The youngest of their seven children, Patricia enjoyed the solidity of her entire grade 1through 12 education at Seattle’s Immaculate Conception elementary and high school. 

Sr. Pat entered the novitiate at Marylhurst, OR in January of 1948.  Known in religion as Sr. Campion Mary, she made her final profession in August 1954.

In August of this year, Sr. Pat celebrated 70 years as a Sister of the Holy Names.  From 1950 until her retirement in 1996, Sr. Pat taught and served as principal or vice-principal in a variety of parish elementary schools in Washington and Oregon.  After retirement, she served on the Intercommunity Housing Board and engaged in volunteer work in Everett while living at St. Mary Magdalen Convent.  She moved to the Convent of the Holy Names (Spokane) in 2007.   With her sense of humor and her desire to create meaning and beauty through art, she excelled as teacher and community member.  She wrote in an autobiographical sketch that “the icing on the cake” was the year she spent in Lesotho with other SNJM missionary Sisters. 

Sister Pat is survived by her religious community, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. She is preceded in death by her parents, her six siblings and their spouses. 

Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, November 2, at 11:00 AM at South Hill Village, 3117 E Chaser Lane, Spokane.  Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.  Memorial gifts may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Names Retirement Fund, 5915 S Regal Suite 308, Spokane, WA 99223.

Collver, Sister Sharon

Collver, Sister Sharon

Sister Sharon Collver, SNJM

(Sister M. Raphaelann)

February 27, 1939 – October 20, 2019

Sister Sharon Collver, SNJM departed this life on October 20, 2019 at Marie Rose Center, Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Sister Sharon celebrated 80 years of life and 60 years of her religious profession.

Mass of Resurrection was celebrated on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Chapel of the Holy Names, Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Burial took place following the funeral at Holy Names Cemetery, Marylhurst, Oregon.

Sister Sharon Collver, SNJM

M. Raphaelann

February 27, 1939 – October 20, 2019

Sister Sharon Collver, age 80, died at Mary’s Woods, Marylhurst, Oregon, on October 20, 2019. A Holy Names Sister for 60 years, her funeral will be held at 11 a.m., October 30, 2019, in the Chapel of the Holy Names, Marylhurst. Burial follows at Holy Names Cemetery.

The third daughter of Ralph and Elfrieda Fallert Collver, Sharon grew up in Portland, Oregon. She attended All Saints Grade School and St. Mary’s Academy. Upon graduating from high school, she entered the Sisters’ novitiate at Marylhurst and received the name Sister M. Raphaelann.

Sister Sharon taught first grade in Holy Names schools in Salem, Medford, and Astoria and was a director of religious education and adult religious education working with students of all ages in Astoria and Portland. She served on the Oregon Provincial Council, facilitated workshops in PRH (Personality and Human Relationships, and was involved in vocation ministry for the Sisters. During this time she obtained a master’s degree in theology. Later she completed Clinical Pastoral Education training and was Catholic chaplain at Oregon State Hospital, Salem.

Most recently, Sister Sharon was a leader of the RCIA program at The Madeleine Parish, Portland, and beloved leader of twice-weekly Bible Study groups. She is remembered as a warm, wise and patient teacher who welcomed questions.

Sharon once wrote, “I would mostly like to be remembered as someone of Faith who got to know a bit of God, and for the joy that God was for me… I am extremely grateful for all who have been a part of my life — helping me to grow into the joy I experience.”

Sister Sharon is survived by her sisters, Roberta Suppes (Beaverton, Oregon), Jan Holland (Portland, Oregon), and Marita McDonough (Berthoud, Colorado), her nieces and nephews, and members of her religious community. Remembrances may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Names, P.O. Box 398, Marylhurst, OR 97036 or online at www.snjmusontario.org/donate.

Vow Ceremony of Lourdes Quintana, SNJM

Vow Ceremony of Lourdes Quintana, SNJM

 

Cermony attendees.

 

Sister Lourdes’ vow ceremony. R-L: Sisters Kathleen Ross, Mary Ondreyco, Ana Maria Vilca Mamani and Lourdes Quintana.

 

Sister Lourdes’ vow ceremony. R-L: Sisters Kathleen Ross, Lourdes Quintana and Ana Maria Vilca Mamani.

 

Sister Lourdes’ vow ceremony. R-L: Sisters Kathleen Ross, Lourdes Quintana and Ana Maria Vilca Mamani.

 

Attending a local celebration. R-L: Sisters Marina Rose Parisi, Ana Maria Vilca Mamani and Kathleen Ross.

 

Attending a local celebration.

 

Attending a local celebration.

 

Attending a local celebration. L-R: Sisters Ana Maria Vilca Mamani and Marina Rose Parisi.

 

Attending a local celebration.

Kratz, Sister Eleanor

Kratz, Sister Eleanor

Sister Eleanor Kratz, SNJM

(Sister Christa Mary)

April 9, 1936 – September 28, 2019

Sister Eleanor Kratz, SNJM departed this life on September 28, 2019 at Marie Rose Center, Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Sister Eleanor celebrated 83 years of life and 63 years of her religious profession.

Mass of Resurrection was celebrated on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Chapel of the Holy Names, Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Burial took place following the funeral at Holy Names Cemetery, Marylhurst, Oregon.