Honoring Our Commitment to Stand Against Human Trafficking

Honoring Our Commitment to Stand Against Human Trafficking

By Mary Annette Dworshak, SNJM

As we approach the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita on Feb. 8, I struggle with the reality of global human trafficking. According to a September 2017 report from the International Labor Organization (ILO) and Walk Free Foundation: “An estimated 24.9 million victims are trapped in modern-day slavery. Of these, 16 million (64%) were exploited for labor, 4.8 million (19%) were sexually exploited, and 4.1 million (17%) were exploited in state-imposed forced labor.”

The numbers are staggering. The reality is dehumanizing.  In 2014, Pope Francis directly identified the immorality of human trafficking: “The human person ought never to be sold or bought as if he or she were a commodity. Whoever uses human persons in this way and exploits them, even if indirectly, becomes an accomplice of injustice.”

As a teacher of Contemporary Problems to high school seniors at Holy Names Academy in Seattle, WA, what can I do? In 2004 the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary adopted our corporate stand against human trafficking in which we promised to “educate ourselves and others regarding the magnitude, causes and consequences of this abuse, both wherever we are missioned and throughout the world.” We committed ourselves to work in collaboration to “advocate for policies and programs that address the prevention of trafficking or provide alternatives to women and children in danger of being trafficked.”

Fifteen years later, I wonder “What have I done?” Although I have not provided shelter to those trafficked in India or provided job skills training to survivors in Nigeria, as a member of our SNJM Justice Networks, I have collaborated with others to promote awareness about human trafficking, not only within our own community but in our schools in Lesotho, Manitoba, and the United States. Every year some of my students have participated in the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center’s Just Video contest in which they have dramatically and effectively educated others about the tragic reality of human trafficking right here in Seattle along the I-5 corridor.

Sometimes a few of my students or colleagues have joined some of us on the First Sunday of the month for the IPJC Anti-Trafficking Vigil across the street from Seattle’s Westlake Center. After prayer, we stand holding our signs answering questions of the curious, listening to the stories of those who have been trafficked, or smiling at those who give us a “thumbs up” as they walk or drive by.

A few years ago, when the Sisters of the Holy Names focused on the issue of fracking and the Keystone XL Pipeline, I invited my students to research the impact of fracking upon water and the environment. We also explored the reality of the promise of the oil boom along with the impact on the economy of the surrounding area and the workers who moved there. The Jan. 28, 2019 issue of TIME reported on women who have been bought and sold in oil patch trafficking. Windie Jo Lazenko tells her own story, which prompted her to assist other trafficked victims.

Just last week in class, I assigned this topic to my students: “Two years ago the Sophomore Social Justice Committee studied human trafficking. What have you done about human trafficking since 2017?” I heard students respond, “I haven’t done too much; I am more conscious of where I shop and what I buy; I advise younger women to be more aware of their surroundings and social media; I have researched more about Fast Fashion and am concerned about labor trafficking, as well as sex trafficking.” What these comments say to me is that there are ways to work on stopping the demand through the lens of labor trafficking, as well as sex trafficking. 

There are ways in which each of us can make deliberate choices to refuse to be accomplices of injustice harming all of us in our common home.

Sister Mary Annette Dworshak teaches religion and serves as Peace and Justice Coordinator at Holy Names Academy in Seattle, WA.

 

Adlum, Sister Victoria Ann

Adlum, Sister Victoria Ann

Sister Victoria Ann Adlum, SNJM

(Jacqueline Louis Adlum)

April 20, 1929 – January 4, 2019

Sister Victoria Ann Adlum, SNJM departed this life on January 4, 2019 at Hospice of Spokane Hospice House, Spokane, Washington.

Sister Victoria celebrated 89 years of life and 68 years of her religious profession.

Her Mass of Resurrection was celebrated on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at South Hill Village, 3117 E Chaser Ln., Spokane, Washington.

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

Sister Victoria Ann Adlum, SNJM

Jacqueline Lois Adlum

April 20, 1929 – January 4, 2019

Victoria Ann Adlum, Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, died peacefully Friday, January 4, 2019, at Hospice of Spokane, Hospice House. Sr. Vickie was born Jacqueline Lois to Joseph D. Adlum and Victoria Geroaker Adlum on April 20, 1929, in Pasadena, California. Upon reaching school age, the family moved to North Bend, WA, where she attended public schools before moving to Seattle. In Seattle, she attended Immaculate Conception School from sixth grade through high school. And, it was here she met what were to become life-long friends and sisters in religion.

Sr. Victoria Ann entered the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary at Marylhurst, OR, in January 1948 and pronounced First Vows two years later while attending Marylhurst College, from which she received her B.S. in Elementary Education. Her teaching career included assignments in Everett, Portland and Seattle.  In 1967, because of the onset of MS, she was the first to move into the newly completed Convent of the Holy Names on Ft. George Wright Drive in Spokane; here she spent the next 7 years in the Care Center. Determined to walk again, Sr. Vickie prevailed and in time returned to active ministry at Holy Family, Auburn and St. Mary Magdalen School, Everett.  Her return to Everett began a 16 year period of ministry as librarian, volunteer and beloved friend of SNJM Associates. In 2007, and with the closure of St. Mary Magdalen Convent, Sr. Vickie returned to the Convent of the Holy Names in Spokane. Her love of liturgy and her artistic eye made her the perfect sacristan; a duty she continued even with the move to Harbor Crest [now known as South Hill Village]. Sr. Vickie was the first to move into the Convent of the Holy Names when it opened in 1967, and she volunteered to be the first to move from the Covent in November 2013, following the sale of the building to Catholic Housing Services of Eastern Washington.  The move to Harbor Crest opened a new avenue of ministry for Sr. Vickie. She welcomed the opportunity to be among the other residents, engaging them, learning their stories while sharing her quiet and gentle faith with all she met.

Sr. Victoria Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph D. Adlum and Victoria Geroaker Adlum, her infant twin sister, Virginia Lee Adlum and half-brother Merle D. Adlum. Sr. Vickie is survived by an extended family and numerous friends with whom she remained close to over the years, her religious community, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary and the community of residents and staff at South Hill Village.

Funeral Mass and Reception will be held on Saturday, January 12, at 10:00 AM at South Hill Village [3117 E Chaser Lane, Spokane]. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery on Monday, January 14, at 2:00 PM.

Sister M. Victoria Ann Adlum died January 4, 2019, in Spokane, WA. Memorial gifts may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Names Retirement Fund, 2911 West Fort Wright Drive, Spokane, WA 99224.

Dunn, Sister Virginia

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.

Her Mass of Resurrection was celebrated on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Names’ St. Joseph’s Chapel, Albany, New York. 

Burial took place following the funeral at Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont, New York.

 

Sister Virginia Dunn, SNJM

On July 7, 1934, James and Ellen Haley Dunn welcomed their first daughter, Virginia, into their loving Rome, N.Y. home. Then, after a life of over 84 years of self-less service, and following several battles with cancer, Sister Virginia Dunn died on December 27, 2018, at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany. After Virginia, the Dunn family eventually grew to include eight siblings, of whom the following survive Sister Virginia, Joanne Gaffey (William, deceased), Sister Eileen Dunn, SNJM, James (Joan), Sister Mary Ann Dunn, SNJM, Michael (Colleen); Ellen Dunn, and Rosi McCoy (Greg). Virginia’s parents and brother Robert predeceased her. She is also survived by a large, multi-generational family, including 17 nieces and nephews, 33 great-nieces and nephews, and 10 great-great-nieces and nephews. Each one held a special place in Virginia’s heart. Mrs. Dunn was the oldest of ten children, and Virginia was the clan’s first grandchild. This meant that, besides being the object of much adoring attention, over time, as other babies came along, Virginia gained lots of “big sister and auntie” experience being care-giver, “mini-matriarch,” and practical authority figure. Perhaps this was Virginia’s first introduction to pedagogy. In any case, she had a clear, early attraction to teaching and to the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Virginia became the first of three Dunn daughters entering the community which had founded their high school, Academy of the Holy Names in Rome. After graduating as class valedictorian in 1952, Virginia was off to the SNJM novitiate in Montreal, Canada. In her early ministries, Sister Virginia (Sister Ellen Dorothy) taught second grade in parish schools in Washington, D.C., Liverpool and Delmar, and in Holy Names academies in Albany and Tampa, Fla. With her second-graders, as with her own younger siblings, and even down through three generations to today’s nieces and nephews, Virginia seemed to have a special charisma with young children. But, after only ten years in the classroom with these dear little ones, Virginia was summoned to ministry in administration. Her first principalship was at St. Thomas School in Delmar in 1964, followed in 1965 and later in 1990, with two more assignments as principal in Holy Names Academies in Albany. When, in 1974, Virginia became the superintendent of schools for the St. Petersburg Diocese, she was well equipped for the demanding role with her calm persona and strong organizational skills. Her service as provincial director of the New York Province of the Sisters of the Holy Names, from 1981to 1987, and in parish outreach at Sacred Heart Church, Albany, also tapped those personal gifts. The next occasion for SNJM community ministry was the request in 2001 that Virginia assist in the reorganization and developmental planning for the Holy Names sponsored schools. She generously worked on inter-institutional coordination and visioning for four years, and then, in 2006, Sister Virginia moved to her last official ministry, Coordinator of Liturgy at Annunciation parish in Washington, D.C. In this large active church (as in her other ministries), Virginia’s skills, especially as a listener and facilitator, enriched the lives of countless individuals and directly improved the institution. Sister Virginia’s return to the Albany area in 2017 brought her to a familiar “home base” of years of her ministry and closer to visits with her Rome-area family. In addition to the family, this time of easy connection and reflection has been a blessing to Virginia’s many friends, colleagues, students, the Sisters of the Holy Names, especially her sisters, Sister Eileen and Sister Mary Ann, and her dear friend, Sister Kathleen Griffin. Now we celebrate the full circle of Sister Virginia Dunn’s life: born a leader, gifted, charismatic, giving, leaving a legacy of generous service, wise counsel, loving relationships, active faith. You are invited to join us as we express our gratitude to God for Virginia at a wake service on Friday, January 4, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Chapel at the Holy Names Provincial House, 1061 New Scotland Rd., Albany. The Mass of the Resurrection will be at the same location on Saturday, January 5, at 10:30 a.m. Interment in the Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont, will follow. If you wish, memorials in Sister Virginia’s honor may be sent to Sisters of the Holy Names, 1121 New Scotland Rd., Albany, NY, 12208.

Capling, Sister Luke Marie

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. Her Mass of Resurrection was celebrated on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Chapel, Albany, New York.

Burial took place following the funeral at Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont, New York.

Gfeller, Sister Barbara Ann

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.

Sister Barbara celebrated 92 years of life and 68 years of her religious profession.

Her Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Thursday, December 13, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Chapel of the Holy Names, Lake Oswego, Oregon.

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

Sister Barbara Gfeller, SNJM

Sister Marion David

November 14, 1926 – November 28, 2018

Sister Barbara Gfeller (Sister Marion David), age 92, died at the Marie-Rose Center at Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst in Lake Oswego, November 28, 2018. A member of the Holy Names Sisters for 68 years, her funeral will be held at 11 a.m., December 13, 2018, in the Chapel of the Holy Names, Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Daughter of Fred and Elizabeth Mettler Gfeller, Barbara grew up in Eastern Washington. In 1948 she entered the Sisters of the Holy Names at Marylhurst and received the name Sister Marion David. Her first assignment as a teacher was Holy Names Academy, Seattle.

From childhood Barbara evidenced an immensely curious mind and a fascination with science. She earned several degrees in science, which eventually culminated in a doctorate in Biology (Developmental Genetics) from the University of Oregon.

While studying at UO, Sister Barbara, then Sister Marion David and dressed in full habit, was interviewed by a reporter from the Eugene Register-Guard. The reporter observed that to some, a nun working in a genetics laboratory might seem unusual. But for Sister Barbara there was no contradiction between the two. “I am a nun and I am scientist,” she replied. “This is possible because both religion and science are supposed to be reaching toward the truth. If the two contradict each other, one must not be telling the truth.”

Sister Barbara had a long career in higher education in universities around the world, including Marylhurst College, Oregon; Bethlehem University, Israel; Heritage University, Toppenish, Washington; and the College of the Marshall Islands.  She embraced the challenge of “new beginnings.” Among these new beginnings was her return to Marylhurst Education Center to create the pioneering Prior Learning Experience program as well as her long distance moves to Bethlehem, Toppenish and the Marshall Islands. She remarked that such new beginnings were the kind of positions she found the most exciting.

Following her retirement, she lived until quite recently in The Dalles, Oregon, where she volunteered with St. Vincent DePaul, St. Mary’s School Library and Habitat for Humanity and actively participated in the Holy Names Associate program with members in The Dalles area.

Sister Barbara is survived by her sister and brother, Mary Stender, Cheney, Washington, and David Gfeller (Jo), Colfax, Washington, numerous nieces and nephews, and the members of her religious community. Remembrances may be made to Sisters of the Holy Names, P.O. Box 398, Marylhurst, OR 97036 or online at www.snjmusontario.org/donate.

Thankful for the Gift of Holy Names Sisters

Thankful for the Gift of Holy Names Sisters

By Julie Tilghman, SNJM Associate

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 school.

In recent years, the work that has most animated my spirit is leading our Charism Committee, a dedicated group of 14 teachers who help plan our Charism Week in November, our biannual personnel retreats and our quarterly Charism lunches. Since first walking through the doors of HNA in 2005, I have developed a profound admiration for the work of the Holy Names Sisters. As my Jesuit pastor likes to quip: “The Holy Names Sisters are doing the work that the Jesuits talk about.” The SNJM Charism and work of the Sisters is directly connected to the life and ministry of Jesus and Mary; the Sisters are a direct reflection of the core Gospel values. The Sisters’ dedication to developing the whole person is evident throughout Holy Names, and serves as a guiding light in the ministry of our faculty and staff.

A peak spiritual and professional experience of my 21-year career took place in 2017, when I traveled to Montreal for the “Pilgrimage of the Heart” with Sister Lorna Cooney, SNJM. Alongside 23 other SNJM school representatives, we visited the sacred sites of Blessed Mother Marie Rose’s life. My mind and heart were illumined by the richness of the SNJM tradition. Our group hailed from eight different schools, each of us honoring Mother Marie Rose’s legacy by educating young women of diverse backgrounds, in unique yet common ways. The sense of sisterhood that we felt was surely animated by the spirit of Mother Marie Rose, as our hearts burned with a renewed passion for our unique ministries in the SNJM schools.

I am grateful each day for the gift of the Holy Names Sisters in my life. As a teacher, campus minister, SNJM Associate and a mother of two, I feel profoundly blessed to count myself as a member of this beautiful community.

A Statement Against Recent Acts of Violence

A Statement Against Recent Acts of Violence

As Sisters of the Holy Names of the U.S.-Ontario Province, we seek to embody values that have been shared by many people of faith through the ages. From the Jewish tradition, a passage in Deuteronomy 30:19-20 – included in our Christian Bible – speaks to these values: “Choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him.”

Actions that show blatant disregard for human life threaten our Christian ethic. Recent tragic events in the U.S. renew our resolve to choose life and stand against hatred, violence and inhumanity:

  • Terrorist mailings of pipe bombs to political leaders and CNN
  • Racist murders of two black senior citizens in a grocery store in Louisville, KY
  • Anti-Semitic bigotry motivating the mass slaying at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA and the increase in anti-Semitic incidents across the U.S.

We respond with hope, courage and action to these appalling attacks. We will not demonize perpetrators, for we are all God’s children. But while we pray for the victims, the perpetrators and all who mourn, we also appeal to our allies, partners and collaborators to stand firm with us and “choose life” by writing letters to your representatives, holding vigils, learning about cultures and religions different from our own, participating in nonviolent demonstrations and praying for peace, safety and dignity for all people.

Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary
U.S.-Ontario Province Leadership Team

Maureen Delaney, SNJM
Mary Breiling, SNJM
Guadalupe Guajardo, SNJM
Margaret Kennedy, SNJM
Mary Rita Rohde, SNJM
A Statement of Support for Immigrants and Asylum Seekers

A Statement of Support for Immigrants and Asylum Seekers

The Sisters of the Holy Names of the U.S.-Ontario Province stand with the caravan of immigrants and asylum seekers from Central America coming to our U.S. border. We are appalled by President Trump’s inflammatory remarks concerning these families forced from their homes by extraordinary violence from gangs, insecurity and corruption in their countries. Families cannot live in this total fear without the hope of safety or sufficient income or a peaceful life.

We ask the U.S. Congress to challenge the president to uphold the values our country has practiced for generations of welcoming immigrants and sheltering asylum seekers. It is a human right to seek asylum. The president’s comments about these immigrants are disrespectful and often not true, i.e., saying these refugees include terrorists from the Middle East and that they are invading our country.

Now the administration is sending 5,200 troops to our southern border to stop this caravan of immigrants and asylum seekers. One retired military officer has declared that the military is deployed for war, not for assisting in apprehending immigrants. Why is the U.S. Congress letting the president basically declare war on families seeking to enter the U.S. to save their lives and to live in peace?

We urge the administration to withdraw all military troops from our border and to manage refugee arrivals humanely and in a manner that respects their dignity and rights under U.S. and international law. Specifically we ask:

  • Allow immigrants approaching our border to ask for protection in the U.S. and to be processed in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that asylum seekers have access to legal counsel and receive a fair resolution to their claim.
  • Guarantee that parents and children stay together while they seek asylum.

We must remember that the great majority of U.S. citizens’ ancestors have been immigrants. We want these current immigrants to have the same opportunity that our ancestors had.

For those of us who are Christians, we are reminded that Jesus clearly said we are to “welcome the stranger.” In today’s world, the strangers among us certainly include immigrants and refugees.

We urge all people of good will to contact your U.S. Congressional leaders to use their influence to stop our president’s current fear mongering and instead to allow immigrants and asylum seekers to cross the border and be humanely treated according to the laws of our country.

Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary
U.S.-Ontario Province Leadership Team

Maureen Delaney, SNJM
Mary Breiling, SNJM
Guadalupe Guajardo, SNJM
Margaret Kennedy, SNJM
Mary Rita Rohde, SNJM
Day of Service Honors Blessed Marie Rose

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, collaborators and friends planned activities on and around the SNJM Day of Service and Justice designated by the Congregational Leadership Team on Oct. 6, ranging from quiet prayers to advocacy for the needs of society and the Earth.

In Seattle, WA, 13 Sisters and Associates gathered with members of other religious congregations, Holy Names Academy students and others to participate in an anti-human trafficking vigil held in downtown Seattle, organized each month by the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center.

Members of Holy Redeemer Parish and students at St. Mary’s Academy in Portland, OR joined 19 Sisters who volunteered to cut fabric pieces for infant clothes, blankets and bibs. Mary Murphy, a St. Mary’s alumna and Holy Redeemer parishioner, sews the pieces for Mother & Child, formerly Birthright, a nonprofit that assists women and children in need. Meanwhile, Sisters Joan Flynn and Cathy Beckley joined a rally calling for an end to the contract between a regional Oregon prison and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

On the feast day, Sisters and Associates from the Yakima Mission Centre helped out at a food bank in Toppenish, WA. Every Saturday a lunch is served to people experiencing homelessness.

In the Mid-Atlantic region, members of the congregation gathered to pray and write letters to legislators. Six members shared a prayer and read from Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ encyclical before heading for the Long Branch tributary to the Anacostia River to work on cleaning up the water before it flows into the Chesapeake Bay.

Sisters, Associates and students at Holy Names schools in the Bay Area joined forces for several service projects as well as community-building activities. Holy Names University students played Blessed Marie Rose trivia and wrote cards to retired Sisters in the South Bay. On Oct. 5, students, alumni, staff and volunteers at HNU including Sisters Carol Nicklas and Carol Sellman worked alongside Holy Names High School students to clean up the area around Lake Merritt where the first Holy Names Sisters lived when they arrived in California 150 years ago.

Holy Names High School celebrated Rose Week, with a special Mass on Oct. 3 that included an invitation for students to write their prayer intentions and place them in bowl to be taken to the altar. A celebration was held after Mass with a birthday cake for Blessed Marie Rose.

Sisters in an assisted living center in Campbell, CA celebrated Blessed Marie Rose’s feast day with a prayer service created by Sister Aileen Carissimi. And on the other side of the country, in Albany, NY, a group of Holy Names Sisters, Associates and friends gathered in the former provincial administration building on Oct. 6 to celebrate with prayer and lunch.

Sister Kay Burton decided to honor Blessed Marie Rose by joining a community group in cleaning trash and mowing the grounds of the Jonestown City Park in Jonestown, MS. The Holy Names Sisters have deep ties with the people in the area, where Holy Names health and education ministries date back to the 1980s.

Albany, NY celebrates Mother Marie Rose.

L-R: Theresa Cecilia Lowe, SNJM, Marilyn Marx, SNJM, Bea Hall, SNJM and Shannon Lenet, Associate.

Albany Sisters celebrate feast day of Blessed Marie Rose.

Albany Sisters celebrate feast day of Blessed Marie Rose.

L-R: Mary Smith Galmore, City Clerk, Carlos Miles, Destiny Miles, Kay Burton, SNJM, Jamarjay Ewings, Andrew Magsby and Carrie Brooks.

Mid-Atlantic Sisters celebrate SNJM Day of Service and Justice.

L-R: Carol Ries, SNJM, Sheila Wooters, Associate, Frankie Barber, SNJM, Carroll Ann Kemp, SNJM, Ann Marean, SNJM and Patricia Rogers, Associate.

Mid-Atlantic Sisters celebrate Mother Marie Rose.

Clockwise, L-R: Kathleen Keller, SNJM, Frankie Barber, SNJM, Maria Faina, SNJM, Mary Ann Dunn, SNJM, Eileen Dunn, SNJM, Patricia Rogers, Associ- ate and Roberta Thompson, SNJM.

Oakland, California

Christian Cahill, candidate, carries the cross in the Cathedral of Christ the Light.

Oakland, California

Holy Names High School Choir performs at the Cathedral of Christ the Light.

Oakland, California

Holy Names High School Choir performs at the Cathedral of Christ the Light.

Oakland, California

Holy Names High School Choir performs at the Cathedral of Christ the Light.

Oakland, California

SNJM seal plaque and Mother Marie Rose statue in the Cathedral of Christ the Light.

Oakland, California

More than 400 people celebrated the 150th anniversary of SNJM ministries in California at a special Mass in Oakland on Oct. 6.
Martha Rolley, SNJM and Kathryn Ondreyco, SNJM accompany Holy Names High School Choir at the Cathedral of Christ the Light.

Oakland, California
More than 400 people celebrated the 150th anniversary of SNJM ministries in California at a special Mass in Oakland on Oct. 6.
Martha Rolley, SNJM, Kathryn Ondreyco, SNJM and Nicki Thomas, SNJM accompany Holy Names High School Choir at the Cathedral of Christ the Light.

Oakland, California

Holy Names High School banner carried during the processional at the Cathedral of Christ the Light.

Oakland, California

Maureen Delaney, SNJM addresses the congregation at the Cathedral of Christ the Light.

Oakland, California
More than 400 people celebrated the 150th anniversary of SNJM ministries in California at a special Mass in Oakland on Oct. 6.
Sisters walk in the processional at Cathedral of Christ the Light.

Oakland, California
Sisters carry the SNJM seal in the processional at the Cathedral of Christ the Light.

More than 400 people celebrated the 150th anniversary of SNJM ministries in California at a special Mass in Oakland on Oct. 6.

Miriam Malone, SNJM addresses the congregation.

More than 400 people celebrated the 150th anniversary of SNJM ministries in California at a special Mass in Oakland on Oct. 6.

Statuette of Mother Marie Rose at the Mass.

More than 400 people celebrated the 150th anniversary of SNJM ministries in California at a special Mass in Oakland on Oct. 6.

Associate Carrie McClish addresses the congregation.

More than 400 people celebrated the 150th anniversary of SNJM ministries in California at a special Mass in Oakland on Oct. 6.
Rosemary Delaney, SNJM addresses the congregation.

More than 400 people celebrated the 150th anniversary of SNJM ministries in California at a special Mass in Oakland on Oct. 6.

More than 400 people celebrated the 150th anniversary of SNJM ministries in California at a special Mass in Oakland on Oct. 6.

Miriam Malone, SNJM and Martha Rolley, SNJM after the Mass in Oakland.

More than 400 people celebrated the 150th anniversary of SNJM ministries in California at a special Mass in Oakland on Oct. 6.

Maureen Delaney, SNJM, Margaret Kennedy, SNJM and Elizabeth Liebert, SNJM walk in the processional at Cathedral of Christ the Light.

More than 400 people celebrated the 150th anniversary of SNJM ministries in California at a special Mass in Oakland on Oct. 6.

Cheryl Milner, SNJM and Patti Doyle, SNJM walk in the processional at Cathedral of Christ the Light.

More than 400 people celebrated the 150th anniversary of SNJM ministries in California at a special Mass in Oakland on Oct. 6.

Sisters and Associates address the congregation at Cathedral of Christ the Light.

Oakland, California

L-R: Marcia Frideger, SNJM (holding flowers), Linda Orrick, SNJM (back left, yellow shirt), Carrie Mc- Clish, Associate (next to Sr. Linda), Marilyn Lewellyn Mackinnon, Associate (pink sweater, second row), Rosemary Brennon, Associate (behind Marilyn), Sophia Park, SNJM (seated, next to Marilyn), Carol Sellman, SNJM (pink sweater, right side), Carol Nick- las, SNJM (holding flowers) and Mary Scott, Associ- ate (far right, standing).

Oakland, California

Associates Marilyn Mackinnon and Carrie McClish.

Oakland, California

Birthday cake for Blessed Marie Rose.

Oakland, California, Lake Merrit Cleanup

Carol Nicklas, SNJM

Oakland, California, Lake Merrit Cleanup

Bottom: Carol Nicklas, SNJM and Carol Sellman, SNJM (far left in red shirts) with the HNU and HNHS volunteers.

Portland, Oregon

Portland Sisters Cut Baby Blankets and Clothes for Service Day

L-R: Sharon Collver, SNJM and Kathleen Hilton, SNJM.

Portland, Oregon

Portland Sisters Cut Baby Blankets and Clothes for Service Day

Phyllis Jaszkowiak, SNJM and Mary Anne Jungblut, SNJM cut fabric for SNJM Day of Service and Justice.

Portland, Oregon

Portland Sisters Cut Baby Blankets and Clothes for Service Day

L-R: Marilyn Nunemaker, SNJM, Anne Marie Rotter, SNJM, Mary Murphy and Vivian Ripp, SNJM.

California Sisters Celebrate Feast Day at the Villages

Back row, L-R: Mary Leo Grijalva, SNJM (partially blocked from view), Marie Kronheimer, SNJM and Lynn Gutteridge, SNJM.

Front row, L-R: Miriam Henry Hussey, SNJM, Cathe- rine Nessi, SNJM and Joan Frances Ortega, SNJM.

California Sisters Celebrate Feast Day at the Villages

L-R: Michaeline Falvey, SNJM, Joan Bourdon, SNJM, Gail Milholland, SNJM, Jean Elizabeth Griffin, SNJM, Gerrie Will, SNJM, Collette Carroll, SNJM and Aileen Carissimi, SNJM.

Seattle

L-R: Linda Riggers, SNJM, Anne Herkenrath, SNJM, Mary Annette Dworshak, SNJM, Lydia Nikolaisen, SNJM, Judy Ryan, SNJM, Georgia Yianakulis, SNJM, Teresa Shields, SNJM, Shelagh Lustig, Associate and Sue Wildermuth, Associate.

Seattle

L-R: Lydia Nikolaisen, SNJM, Anne Herkenrath, SNJM (both seated) and Mary Annette Dworshak, SNJM (next to them in red coat). Behind banner, L-R: Monica Moffatt, SNJM (turquoise coat), Christopher Shelley, Associate, Sue Wildermuth, Associate, Geor- gia Yianakulis, SNJM, Iva Gregory, OP, Linda Rig- gers, SNJM, Teresa Shields, SNJM, Jocie-Rhea Chism, SNJM (partially obscured with umbrella), Shelagh Lustig, Associate. Front row: Judy Ryan, SNJM (with cup in front of banner).


Sokane, Washington

Bhutanese cooks prepare meal for the feast day of Mother Marie Rose.


Spokane, Washington

Brother Jackson Lino leads children’s choir.

Yakima, Washington

L-R: Cecilia Chavez, Associate and Charlyne Brown, SNJM.

Yakima, Washington

Associate Maureen O’Brien.

Yakima, Washington

L-R: Marina Rose Parisi, SNJM, Nino Vijarro, SNJM and Janie Vijarro, SNJM.

Solomon, Sister Mary Winifred

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. Her Mass of Resurrection was celebrated on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Academy of the Holy Names, Tampa, Florida, with visitation at AHN at 10:00 a.m. Internment was at 1:30 p.m. at Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Tampa, Florida.