Welcome to the Sisters of Notre Dame West Annual Report for 2018
We're pleased to share some news of 2018, and extend a public thank you to our wonderful supporters who made donations between September 2017 and August 2018.
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Now learn even more than we could include in the report …
About our 2018 Jubilarians
A lifetime of service can't be described in a paragraph or even a page, but we've done our best. To learn more about the Sisters than we were able to include in the Annual Report, visit their tribute webpages or, in the cases of Sisters Joan Panella and Anne Stubbe, their obituaries:
After surviving polio as a teenager, Ann knew God had something special planned for her life. She was a gifted teacher of primary students, and became an expert Montessori educator. With her joyful, enthusiastic outlook, her warmth and her frequently expressed gratitude for all the blessings in her life, it is no wonder that people responded so positively to Sister Ann. Read about her life here.
Sister enjoyed many years as a teacher and a school counselor. Later as a social worker, she had 14 years working in the neurological rehabilitation unit at Community Hospital in Los Gatos–a faith-stretching experience for someone with an aversion to hospitals. Learn about Sr. Joan here.
Sister Kay (Ann Catharine) McMullen (1939-2018)
When Kay graduated from the College of Notre Dame, she knew intuitively the path she wanted to take. “I saw all these happy, positive Sisters who were doing significant things with their lives…that’s what I wanted.” Learn about Sr. Kay’s life here.
Sister Barbara (James Marie) Geib (1932-2018)
Sister Barbara grew up in the Bay Area, then as a Sister taught in schools along the West Coast and in Hawaii for 21 years. Then she found the community that would become home for the rest of her life. Learn here about how Sr. Barbara ministered and was loved in Monroe, Washington.
Sister Mary (Marie Thomasine) Lonich (1924-2018)
Sister Mary was a San Franciscan native who appreciated beauty and was a talented gardener and cook. She had many successful years as a teacher and administrator, but her favorite assignment took her to Saratoga where she could enjoy and help her family. Click here to learn about her 71 years as a Sister and why she enjoyed reading cookbooks.