2018 Jubilee Celebration Photo Gallery

On May 13, Sisters, friends and family joined together to honor the Sisters who celebrated 50, 60 and 70 years of life as Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. We hope you will enjoy these photos of the celebration.

The Jubilarians

2018 Jubilarians (L-R) Sr. Ann Stubbe, Sr. Lynne Knapp, Sr. Joan Panell and Sr. Christina Trudeau
Montessori education specialists Srs. Christina Trudeau and Sandy Price, who is visiting from Nicaragua.


The 2018 Jubilee Celebration began at Cunningham Chapel at NDNU on a beautiful day.
Sisters Kathy Camacho and Beth Plesche greet guests.
Jubilarian Sr. Cristina Trudea with family.
Sr. Barbara Thiella
Sister Barbara Hamm, 60-year Jubilarian Joan Panella, and Ann Comer, the Sisters’ health coordinator.
Srs. Phyllis Cook and Mary Ellen Howard, who both served in Kenya, wear dresses made from the fabric that all Kenyan Sisters use at Jubilee celebrations.
Jubilarian Sr. Joan Panella with celebrant Rev. Paul Fitterer, SJ.

The Jubilee Mass

The worship aid for the celebration
Sr. Phyllis D’Anna welcomes attendees
Sr. Sharon McMillan leads the congregation in song.
Cunningham Chapel during Fr. Fitterer’s homily
Sr. Catherine Waldron helps the Jubilarians light their candles from the Paschal candle.
Jubilarians renew their vows as Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.
Brian Field and ND Associate Diana Enriquez-Field and Sr. Roseanne Murphy leave the chapel.

After the Mass

The reception was held in the Walter Gleason Gym at NDNU.
Jubilarian Sr. Joan Panella with family and friends.
Jubilarian Lynne Knapp with friends
Jubilarian Ann Stubbe with her family
Jubilarian Christina Trudeau with family and friends
Sr. Georgi Coonis and Jubilarian Lynne Knapp exchange a warm greeting.
Sr. Claudia McTaggart, Jubilarian Joan Panella, Rev. Paul Fitterer, SJ and Sr. Rosalie Pizzo.
L-R Sisters Annette Burkart, Roseanne Murphy, Jubilarian Michelle Henault and Yvonne Bondi.
Jubilarian Sr. Lynne Knapp with Sr. Barbara Thiella
Sr. Roseanne Murphy says goodbye to Jubilarian Sr. Ann Stubbe


  1. The pictures express the joy of the sisters’ celebration in grand style!! In thanksgiving for each of you and with congratulations to our SNDdeN jubilarians: Srs. Ann, Christina, Joan, Lynn, and Michelle.

  2. What a beautiful tribute to each and every one of you! Wish I could have been there, but I now send you a belated congratulations and gratitude for all your years of loving, generous service in building the Kingdom of God.

    With loving best wishes,

  3. Thank you very much for sending the pictures of the Sisters, Jubilairans. It was very pleasing to see them celebrate with all their families and friends. God bless the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

  4. My cousins were sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. They’re in heaven now, lived into their 90’s. They retired in the convent in Stevenson, MD. I attended their 50th Jubilee, in the late 80’s. I miss them. Check out the Sisters of St Joseph, in Brentwood NY. My cousin, lives there, she’s 104 years young, (Sister Edward Joseph.) They wrote a beautiful article spotlighting 3 or 4 nuns over age 100. Beautiful! Google it to read story. God is so merciful. God bless all. Amen.

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