Sr. Vivian Snow (1937-2014)

Sr. Vivian Snow (1937-2014)

Sister Vivian Snow, a Sister of Notre Dame for 59 years, died peacefully in San Jose, CA on January 24, 2014. The words gentle, compassionate and responsible best describe Sr. Vivian. Whether she was teaching, caring for elderly and infirm Sisters, giving TLC and band aids to children in school offices, or doing secretarial work

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Meet Sister Natalia (Mary Benigna) Carrasco

Meet Sister Natalia (Mary Benigna) Carrasco

From the time she was young, Natalia Carrasco knew she had a vocation. “I felt my call when I was about 12,” she says. “From that time, I always knew I wanted to become a religious.” Natalia had been taught by the Sisters of the Holy Cross in elementary school in San Francisco. Later Natalia

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Sister Audrey McGreevy, 1935-2014

As a student, first at Notre Dame Elementary, then at Notre Dame High School, San Francisco, Audrey McGreevy knew many Sisters and it was their example that helped her decide to enter the novitiate at Saratoga after graduating. From Guadalupe School in Santa Barbara to St. Francis School in Seahurst, Washington, she taught nearly every grade.

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Sisters

Whether teaching, counseling, praying, feeding the hungry or pursuing justice, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur live the Gospel and seek to reflect the goodness of God. These are their stories. To learn about Sisters who are no longer living, click here. Sister Ann Carmel Badalamente After high school graduation, Ann Carmel chose to work

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Remembering Sister Barbara (James Marie) Geib,1932 – 2018

Barbara Geib was born in San Francisco on October 3, 1932, and entered the Notre Dame Novitiate at Saratoga after graduating from Notre Dame High School, Belmont. She had visited the novitiate with her classmates during her junior year and she said, “I immediately felt this was God’s call. Each step toward entrance, I had

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Meet Sister June (Andrew) Canoles

Meet Sister June (Andrew) Canoles

Choosing a Bigger Life Young June Canoles was not doing well in public school. Knowing that a change was needed, her mother enrolled her at Villa Angelica, the war-time school just opened by the Sisters of Notre Dame at their retreat center in Carmel. Later June would become a boarder at Moreland Notre Dame School

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Meet Sister Ann Carmel Badalamente

Meet Sister Ann Carmel Badalamente

Coming Full Circle Sr. Ann Carmel Badalamente tells that when several of her friends were entering Notre Dame, she chose instead to work in the family business. She did that for three years before she too decided she wanted to enter the Notre Dame community. After receiving her master’s degree in administration from San Jose

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Meet Sister Aileen (Aileen Marie) Bermingham

Meet Sister Aileen (Aileen Marie) Bermingham

While a junior at Notre Dame High School, San Francisco, Aileen Marie Bermingham and a good friend volunteered at a day care center run by the Holy Family Sisters. “I’m not sure how much we helped. I think we did it for the peanut butter sandwiches,” she laughs.  But later her friend decided to join

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Meet Sister Cecilia Wallace

Meet Sister Cecilia Wallace

When Sister Cecilia Wallace reflects on her life, she finds a sense of fulfillment and inner peace. “It is hard to explain,” she says, “but it’s about being able to be there for people and the children.” And Sr. Cecilia is certainly there for people. As Sr. Liz Tiernan relates, “no matter how often she

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Remembering Sister Agnes (Marie Josepha) Anzoli, 1916 – 2015

Agnes first met the Sisters at age 12, when she went to boarding school after her father’s death so that her mother could go to work.  Agnes found a second family with the Sisters who loved and cared for her.  After graduating from Moreland Notre Dame Academy in Watsonville, Agnes entered the Novitiate. Sister’s first

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