A Teacher at Heart Angele first met the Sisters of Notre Dame when she began attending College of Notre Dame in Belmont, now known as Notre Dame de Namur University. She grew up in Vallejo and went to St. Vincent Ferrer Grammar and High Schools with the San Rafael Dominicans. After entering the Sisters of
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. Born on the eve of the Great Depression, Ann grew up in Marysville, where she attended the second Notre Dame school founded in California
The God of Second Chances An Ohio native, Nancy moved to California and settled in Los Angeles in 1974. She worked for a non-profit free clinic where she served as controller and grant writer to help clients receive healthcare. She also met Chuck Sheehan, a striking air-traffic controller, married him in 1982, and together, raised
Joan Panella, SNDdeN, was a native of San Francisco who entered the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1958, and took the name Sister Marie Angele. She taught in Notre Dame elementary schools in Salinas (Sacred Heart and Madonna del Sasso), Campbell, Folsom and at Notre Dame High School, Alameda. After receiving a Master’s of Social Work
Sister June Canoles is a woman of many talents. During the annual Christmas party held at the Belmont Province Center for Sisters and staff, her playing of the spoons is always a highlight! Watch the video below, and click here to learn more about Sr. June.
On August 19, 2018, Gillian Wallace was accepted as a canonical novice into the community of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur at a special prayer service and reception for Gillian’s family, friends, Sisters and Associates of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Sr. Gillian is a graduate of Notre Dame High School,
Ducks! Do Not Open! If you were to ask Sister Eileen McCarthy to describe herself, she would most likely decline. However, if you were to ask anyone else who knows her, there wouldn’t be enough words or time to describe how generous and good she is, because as Sr. Georgianna Coonis says, “that’s just the