California SNJM News
On January 29, in honor of Ramona Convent Secondary School's 125th Anniversary, Simone Campbell, SSS was the keynote speaker for their Inaugural Women's Symposium. Sr. Simone spoke about "Faith In Action, Caring for the 100%."
At the annual Los Angeles Archdiocese Eucharistic Celebration for Religious Jubilarians on January 25, Sisters Vera Ruotolo, Mary Leo Grijalva, and Jean Morningstar celebrated 65 years of religious profession. Also honored was Ramona Convent Secondary School and our SNJM community for 125 years of continuous service in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Sister Kathleen Callaway, President of RCSS, carried a banner in the entrance procession. A group of Sisters and Associates attended the celebration.
The U.S. Catholic Historian, a scholarly journal devoted to the history of the Catholic Church in the United States, selected an article by Dr. Susan M. Maloney, SNJM (Southern CA), "Obedience, Responsibility and Freedom: Anita M. Caspary, IHM, and the Post-Conciliar Renewal of Catholic Women Religious" to be published in their Vatican II anniversary issue (Fall, 2014 vol.32. no.4). Based on original research, this article is part of a larger biographical project, which includes documentation of Caspary's influence on the development of religious life for women in the United States.