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Holy Names Sisters Show Solidarity Through Women’s March

  • Women's March San Jose, CA

    Women's March San Jose, CA

    Mary Haupt, SNJM, Bette Gambonini, BVM, Elizabeth Avalos, BVM, Marilyn Wilson, BVM and Kate Ondreyco, SNJM. Also attending the San Jose March were Rosemary Everett, SNJM, Fran Kearney, SNJM, Mary Becker, SNJM and staff member Alicia Puppione with her family.
  • Barbara Spears, SNJM reads before the March in Washington, DC.

    Barbara Spears, SNJM reads before the March in Washington, DC.

    Barbara Spears, SNJM reading at gathering the night before the March for nonviolent participants.
  • Gathering at St. Peter's Church before the March, Washington DC

    Gathering at St. Peter's Church before the March, Washington DC

    St. Peter's Church gathering prior to March. L-R: Kathleen Keller, SNJM, Jo'Ann De Quattro, SNJM, enthusiastic unknown marcher, Frankie Barber, SNJM, Maureen Delaney, SNJM, Barbara Spears, SNJM, Carroll Ann Kemp, SNJM, Sheila Wooters, Associate candidate, Ann Marean, SNJM, Teresa Shields, SNJM, Pat Corbey, SNJM.
  • Women's March in Washington, DC

    Women's March in Washington, DC

    Barbara Spears, SNJM, Teresa Shields, SNJM and Jo'Ann De Quattro, SNJM.
  • Women's March in Washington, DC

    Women's March in Washington, DC

    Barbara Spears, SNJM and Teresa Shields, SNJM.
  • Women's March in Washington, DC

    Women's March in Washington, DC

    L-R: Sheila Wooters, Associate candidate, Carroll Ann Kemp, SNJM and Pat Corbey, SNJM.
  • Women's March in Washington DC

    Women's March in Washington DC

    Jo'Ann De Quattro, Teresa Shields, Barbara Spears and Maureen Delaney
  • Big Screen view at the Women's March in Washington, DC

    Big Screen view at the Women's March in Washington, DC

    On the screen is Simone Campbell, SSS. This was as close as Maureen Delaney, SNJM, Teresa Shields, SNJM, Barbara Spears, SNJM and Jo'Ann De Quattro, SNJM got to the rally. Thanks to Barbara's determination that those of us who came from a distance should at least get close enough to see this much. We stood here from 10 a.m. to just before 3 p.m. We were unable to move from our spot until the rally ended, then we were able to march. We never saw the other people who were part of our group until we met at a predetermined restaurant in Silver Spring!
  • Students at the Women's March in Washington, DC

    Students at the Women's March in Washington, DC

    Students at the Women's March.
  • HNHS Students at the Women's March in Washington, DC

    HNHS Students at the Women's March in Washington, DC

    Holy Names High School students at the Women's March in Washington, DC.
  • HNHS Students at the Women's March in Washington, DC

    HNHS Students at the Women's March in Washington, DC

    Holy Names High School students with Frankie Barber, SNJM (at far right) at the Women's March in Washington, DC.
  • Teresa Shields, SNJM at the Women's March, Washington, DC

    Teresa Shields, SNJM at the Women's March, Washington, DC

    Teresa Shields, SNJM
  • Maureen Delaney, SNJM at the Women's March, Washington, DC

    Maureen Delaney, SNJM at the Women's March, Washington, DC

    Maureen Delaney, SNJM
  • Maureen Delaney, SNJM and Jo'Ann De Quattro, SNJM at the Women's March in Washington, DC

    Maureen Delaney, SNJM and Jo'Ann De Quattro, SNJM at the Women's March in Washington, DC

    Maureen Delaney, SNJM and Jo'Ann De Quattro, SNJM.
  • Three generations of Hiltons March in Washington, DC

    Three generations of Hiltons March in Washington, DC

    Kathleen Hilton, SNJM marched as part of a three-generation Hilton family delegation at the Women's March on Washington, DC. L-R: Sr. Kathleen, Judith Brusseau (HNA '69), Mary Hilton (HNA '64), niece Rebecca Brusseau and grand-niece Ariel on her father's shoulders.
  • Women's March San Jose, CA

    Women's March San Jose, CA

    Ann Rice, Associate was proud to participate in the San Jose march with so many others. As an Associate and Buddhist priest, this is a picture of the t shirt she wore, to promote peace, equality, inclusivity and compassion.
  • Women's March in McMinnville, OR

    Women's March in McMinnville, OR

    Cathy Beckley, SNJM and Peggy Kennedy, SNJM.
  • Mary Ann Farley, SNJM at the Women's March in Portland, OR

    Mary Ann Farley, SNJM at the Women's March in Portland, OR

    Mary Ann Farley, SNJM and marchers.
  • A Favorite Sign at the Women's March in Portland, OR

    A Favorite Sign at the Women's March in Portland, OR

    We Make America Great.
  • Frodo Okulam, Associate at the Women's March in Portland, OR

    Frodo Okulam, Associate at the Women's March in Portland, OR

    Frodo Okulam, Associate at the Women's March in Portland, OR.
  • Adelante Mujeres marchers in Portland, OR

    Adelante Mujeres marchers in Portland, OR

    Adelante Mujeres marchers in Portland, OR. Barbara Raymond, SNJM second from left in red coat.
  • Adelante Mujeres marchers in Portland, OR

    Adelante Mujeres marchers in Portland, OR

    Adelante Mujeres marchers in Portland, OR.
  • Adelante Mujeres marchers in Portland, OR

    Adelante Mujeres marchers in Portland, OR

  • Adelante Mujeres marchers in Portland, OR

    Adelante Mujeres marchers in Portland, OR

  • Holy Redeemer teacher marches in Portland, OR

    Holy Redeemer teacher marches in Portland, OR

    Linda Brunner, on far left, was a teacher at Holy Redeemer.
  • Portland Marchers

    Portland Marchers

    The view Linda Patrick, SNJM saw near downtown Portland's waterfront, just before the people began to move. She could see people streaming over the bridges to join the march.

    "It was uplifting to be with so many peaceful and committed people. I walked with neighbors. It is only the beginning of the work ahead."
    --Linda Patrick, SNJM
  • HNA Students Preparing for the Women's March in Seattle

    HNA Students Preparing for the Women's March in Seattle

    Holy Names Academy, Seattle students preparing for the Women's March.
  • HNA Students Preparing for the Women's March in Seattle

    HNA Students Preparing for the Women's March in Seattle

    Holy Names Academy, Seattle students prepare for the Women's March.
  • Women's March in Seattle

    Women's March in Seattle

    Holy Names Academy, Seattle students at march.
  • Women's March in Seattle

    Women's March in Seattle

    Holy Names Academy, Seattle students at march.
  • Women's March in Seattle

    Women's March in Seattle

    Crowd at Seattle's march.
  • Women's March in Spokane, WA

    Women's March in Spokane, WA

    Anne Bosserman, SNJM, Associates Yvonne Lopez-Morton and Sally Duffy.
  • Women's March in Spokane, WA

    Women's March in Spokane, WA

    Anne Bosserman, SNJM, Associates Yvonne Lopez-Morton and Sally Duffy.
  • Indigenous People Represented in Spokane March

    Indigenous People Represented in Spokane March

    The Spokane March, which Karen Conlin, SNJM participated, was led by indigenous people. The men have the amazing head dresses, but there were mostly native women leading.
  • Marchers in Spokane, WA

    Marchers in Spokane, WA

  • Women's March in Tampa, FL

    Women's March in Tampa, FL

    L-R: Pat Torres, Associate, Mariellen Blaser, SNJM, Sharon West, Associate candidate, Alice Newell, retired AHN Spanish teacher, Cecilia Vargas, Associate, Maureen Raimo, Associate and Lisa Perkowski, IHM, head of the AHN art department. Dolores Wehle, SNJM and Jennifer Perrella, AHN alumna and daughter of Associate Judy Perrella were also there.
  • Women's March at Mary's Woods, OR

    Women's March at Mary's Woods, OR

    Women's March at Mary's Woods, OR
  • Women's March at Mary's Woods, OR

    Women's March at Mary's Woods, OR

    Women's March at Mary's Woods, OR
  • Women's March at Mary's Woods, OR

    Women's March at Mary's Woods, OR

    Women's March at Mary's Woods, OR
  • HNHS Maloney

    HNHS Maloney "girls" March in Bologna, Italy

    Joanne Maloney Chiarelli (HNHS 1971) marched in Bologna, Italy where she lives with her family. She teaches at the University of Bologna. She is chair of Democrats Abroad committee in Bologna, Italy and is a strong advocate for women's rights.
  • HNHS Maloney

    HNHS Maloney "girls" in Las Vegas

    Kathy Maloney (HNHS '60) (HNU'64) in Las Vegas, NV at the Women's March Jan, 21, 2017. Her first teaching assignment was with the SNJMs at Our Lady of Lourdes in Oakland CA and went on to teach and be principal in the Oakland public schools for 20 years.
  • HNHS Maloney

    HNHS Maloney "girls" in San Francisco

    Mary Anne Maloney-West (HNHS '70) marching San Francisco.
  • HNHS Maloney

    HNHS Maloney "girls" march in Oakland, CA

    L-R: front row Susan Maloney, SNJM (HNHS '65) Nancy Maloney (HNHS '63), Brother in law Bob, niece Seraphina and friend Lynore
  • Women's March in Oakland, CA

    Women's March in Oakland, CA

    Barbara Nixon, SNJM, friendly marchers, Dianne Nixon, SNJM.
  • Women's March in Oakland, CA

    Women's March in Oakland, CA

    Sophia Park, SNJM with some Holy Names University students and faculty.

    Holy Names Sisters Show Solidarity Through Women’s March

    Sisters of the Holy Names poured out messages of love, welcome and inspiration at historic Women’s March activities throughout the U.S. and beyond last weekend.

    In Washington, DC, Sisters prayed with women religious from other communities at St. Peter’s Church before heading out to march among family members, friends, alumnae of their schools and many new faces as part of the largest march in the nation. The group included Sisters Kathleen Keller, Jo'Ann De Quattro, Frankie Barber, Maureen Delaney, Barbara Spears, Carroll Ann Kemp, Ann Marean, Teresa Shields, Pat Corbey and Associate candidate Sheila Wooters. Also in the U.S. capital for the massive march were students and staff from Holy Names High School, founded as an SNJM institution in Oakland, CA in 1868.

    The Sisters embraced the chance to find common ground and connect with countless people from different locations and cultural backgrounds.

    “I was so grateful to be together with a large group of women I did not know, with a wide range of issues, and have the opportunity to share and respond with each other,” said Sister Barbara Spears. “It wasn’t just a feel-good experience.”

    Sister Kathleen Hilton marched with three generations of her family, two of whom who are SNJM school alumnae: her sisters Judith Brusseau and Mary Hilton, her niece Rebecca Brusseau and her grandniece Ariel. Flying to the capital from the West Coast was a unique experience, Sister Kathleen added. “Mostly, all flights were filled and the passengers were at least 60% women. The good spirits and easy collective presence that marked the Saturday march was evident on airplanes and in the airports.”

    In Oakland, CA, Sister Rosemary Delaney marched with a SNJM group that included Sisters Cynthia Canning, Rosemary Delaney, Diane Enos (with her sister from Hawaii), Carol Nicklas, Barbara Nixon, Dianne Nixon, Sophia Park, Mary Sullivan and Associate Rosemary Brennan.

    “It was exhilarating to be in the midst of people of all ages and ethnicities – 100,000 strong by the final Oakland Police Department count – standing and walking together for the values we hold as Americans,” said Sister Rosemary. “There were children in strollers and on their parents' shoulders, seniors and others in wheelchairs, families with multiple generations marching together, signs and placards, proclaiming respect, solidarity and determination. It was historic and thrilling!”

    Elsewhere in the Bay Area, the SNJM community was represented in the march held in San Jose, CA by Sisters Kathryn Ondreyco, Rosemary Everett, Fran Kearney and Mary Becker as well as SNJM staff member Alicia Puppione and members of her family. Sister Mary Haupt marched with Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Bette Gambonini, Elizabeth Avalos and Marilyn Wilson. SNJM Associate Ann Rice went to the event wearing a T-shirt with a Zen quotation “to promote peace, equality, inclusivity and compassion.”

    In Portland, OR, Sister Guadalupe Guajardo, a member of the U.S.-Ontario Province Leadership Team, marched with the group No Limits for Women, demonstrating solidarity in the face of discrimination and threats based on racial identity. “As women of the global majority, we held up signs that read ‘What type of world would we be if racism and sexism did not decide us?’” she said. “It was one way to invite all of us to a bigger possibility.”

    Sister Barbara Raymond also marched in Portland alongside a large contingent from Adelante Mujeres, an SNJM-supported organization committed to education and human rights for immigrants.

    Some others went to their local march individually or in small groups, like Associate Delphine Busch and Sisters Judith Mayer and Mary Ann Farley in Portland, Associate Ann Dibble in Yakima, WA, Associate Chris Hillman in Seattle, and Sisters Cathy Beckley and Peggy Kennedy in McMinnville, OR. A few people ran into each other by happenstance; others simply joined the nearest marchers.

    “I could see people streaming over the bridges to join the march. It was uplifting to be with so many peaceful and committed people. I walked with neighbors. It is only the beginning of the work ahead,” said Sister Linda Patrick, who marched in Portland. “I know others who could not walk, but were with us in spirit.”

    Elsewhere in Oregon, Sister Arnadene Bean and her niece marched in the coastal community of Astoria, with thousands of people from “all races, sexual orientation, ages, abilities... People were very happy and helpful to each other and there was delightful creativity in clothing and signs. A loving spirit engulfed the whole of the experience.”

    Meanwhile, Sister Mary Pat Naumes and a friend marched alongside about 8,000 Southern Oregonians in Ashland, OR. To the north, Sister Anne Bosserman, Associate Yvonne Lopez-Morton and Associate Sally Duffy carried a banner in the Spokane, WA march. In Seattle, WA, Holy Names Academy faculty and students held a sign-making party before heading out to join an estimated 175,000 marchers, reported Associate Julie Tilghman, HNA Campus Minister.

    Sister Susan Maloney noted that her late mother, Vera Gaeta Maloney, who graduated from Oakland’s Holy Names High School in 1936 and sent all five of her daughters there, was an inspiration to her during the march. In fact, the five Maloney sisters honored the spirit of women’s education and of SNJM foundress Blessed Mother Marie Rose Durocher as all took part in the march in different parts of the world. Sister Susan and Nancy Maloney marched in Oakland, CA, Kathy Maloney in Las Vegas, NV, Mary Anne Maloney-West in San Francisco, CA and Joanne Maloney-Chiarelli in Bologna, Italy.

    In Florida, Holy Names Sisters and Associates teamed up with faculty and friends from the Academy of the Holy Names, Tampa to participate in the march. Among them were Sister Mariellen Blaser, Associate Pat Torres, Associate candidate Sharon West, retired AHN Spanish teacher Alice Newell, Associate Cecilia Vargas, Associate Maureen Raimo, Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Lisa Perkowski, who heads the AHN art department, Sister Dolores Wehle and Jennifer Perrella, a graduate whose mother is Associate Judy Perrella.

    Sister Kathleen Callaway, President of Ramona Convent Secondary School in Southern California, reached out to the schools alumnae on social media, asking those on Facebook where they had marched. About two dozen responded, with results ranging from both coasts of the U.S. to Barcelona, Spain.

    Sister Donna Hortsch, in the midst of recovering from the flu and contending with wintery weather, found a way to participate and share the spirit of the march with others without even going outdoors. She put up a sign at the SNJM-founded retirement center of Mary’s Woods south of Portland. “I found that many were interested but hesitant to go into town or march outside,” she said. “We had about 30 people, including many men. We met at end of the main hall in the Sandpiper room and marched to fireplace in new resident lounge... We used women’s great power of silence.” Some carried signs shared by Sister Jo’Ann De Quattro that Sister Donna downloaded and printed; others made their own.

    Many Sisters and Associates found other ways to support the march, either by donating funds to help those who attended or praying for them. During the day of women’s marches throughout the world, both small and large acts of solidarity brought the SNJM community together, looking to the future with faith and conviction.