Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, SNDdeN Associates, and friends and supporters of the Sisters gathered on June 22, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the day that Julie Billiart, the foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, was declared a saint by the Church at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. A mass was followed by a reception at the Province Center that featured photos, film and artifacts of the canonization ceremony.
Take a look at the photo gallery of the event!
Greeting Poster on Mantel
SNDdeNs Lynne Knapp and Barbara Mataschi greet Notre Dame San Jose Junior Karina Lipe and her mother Cathy.
Notre Dame Watsonville Alumna Marie Disher and Jacinta Martinez, SNDdeN await the the beginning of the mass.
Sisters Georgi Coonis, Eileen McCarthy and Joan Maritz, SNDdeN
Fr. Joe Spieler, SJ, was Presider for the Mass.
Worship Aid and St Julie Bookmark
Roseanne Murphy, SNDdeN literally wrote the book on St. Julie Billiart, speaks about Stl Julie’s life.
No celebration of St. Julie would be complete without sunflowers!
Former Member Ann Mendiola Githere with her daughter Bella and granddaughter Isabella.
SNDdeNs Mary Laxague and Liz Tiernan
Guests examine photos and artifacts of the canonization
Sisters view some of the original footage from the canonization ceremony
Poster of Front of St Peter’s with Julie Tapestry
Liz Tiernan, SNDdeN and SNDdeN Associate Shyrl McCormick
SNDdeN Associate Coordinators Chenna Bonequi (left) and Dede Waters-Masters (right) with Butch and Lynne Shafsky
SNDdeNs Celeste Pagliarulo and Cecilia Wallace are both celebrating 70 years as SNDdeNs in 2019.
Sisters Helen Dugan and Rosalie Pizzo, SNDdeN
Sisters Nancy O’Shea, Bernie Garcia and Roseanne Murphy, SNDdeN
Patricia Tirado with Sharon Skain, SNDdeN
Joan Maritz, SNDdeN and SNDdeN Associate Shyrl McCormick
Mary and Marty Fox
Good food always adds to a good celebration!
Ann Carmel Badalamente, SNDdeN with SNDdeN Associate Shyrl McCormick
Former member Karen Koeplin, who attended the canonization ceremony, with Nena Fazio, SNDdeN