2018 Jubilarians

Five Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur who are based in California reached milestone anniversaries in 2018 and were celebrated on May 13 in Belmont. These women are among the 37 Sisters celebrating Jubilees this year within the Sisters’ US East-West Province, of which California is a part.

Click here to see images from the Jubilee Celebration!

Click on a Sister’s photo to learn more about her life and work, and add a comment if you’d like. A full list of all 37 Jubilarians appears below.

50 Years

Sr. Lynne Knapp

60 Years

Sister Michelle Henault
Sister Joan (Marie Angele) Panella

70 Years

Sister Ann (Frances Ann) Stubbe
Sister Christina (Christina Marie) Trudeau


SNDdeN US East-West Jubilarians

80 Years

Elizabeth O’Connor
Catherine Owens

75 Years

Catherine A. Panetta
Frances Pauline Ryan

70 Years

Julie Cecilia Lyver
Teresa Trayers
Mary Courant
Mary Elizabeth Delaney
Mary Doyle
Sheila Finnigan
Eleanor Harkins
Julie Theresa Kane
Rita Murphy
Margaret Nally
Rose Lafferty
Corinne Manzi
Mary McFadden
Ann Stubbe
Christina Marie Trudeau

60 Years

Joan Panella
Dorothy Strelchun
Denise Curry
Mary Donohue
Louann Sciubba
Ann Marie Cook
Janet Eisner
Michelle Henault
Rita Heywood
Gertrude T. Mahoney
Ann E. Morrison
Kathleen Murphy

50 Years

Lynne Marie Knapp
Mary Elizabeth Duke
Barbara-Jean Kubik
Marie Ann McDonald
Janice Marie Rooney
Jean Stanford


  1. Congratulations to all these wonderful sisters who have given their lives to help others. Although, I do not know the sisters who are celebrating this year, I admire and love these intelligent and loving women. I believe in the charism of St Julie, which the Notre Dame sisters and their schools live by and to which I gave much of my life.

  2. I commend all the women being honored today for their many years of commitment to this wonderful community and to their individual ministries. Thank you for walking with those you serve, encouraging them on their journeys, and embracing and recognizing their unique souls.

  3. Congratulations to Sr Ann (my great aunt Frannie), sister Michelle (our gracious host in Carmel each Easter who’s beloved by the Stubbe clan) and all of the inspiring women featured! We are all better for the example of humility and generosity you set, especially for young women of faith.
    From London with love,

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