California SNJM News


Sr. Beth Liebert Honored by San Francisco Theological Seminary Faculty

At the year-end gathering for San Francisco Theological Seminary faculty (SFTS), Dean Jana Childers expressed gratitude and recognition for the work of Sr. Beth Liebert. Sr. Beth is journeying toward her final phase to retirement at SFTS and has left a remarkable impact and legacy on the topic of Christian spirituality. Her colleagues shared: "She came to us a Roman Catholic Sister, trying to learn about us, and in turn she taught us what it means to be Presbyterian."


Join us at our Strawberry Luncheon, May 25th

The Sisters of the Holy Names invite you to join them at their annual Strawberry Luncheon on Wednesday, May 25, 11:30 am. The luncheon is held at the Orchard City Banquet Hall, Campbell Community Center. Tickets are $20 and by advance reservation.

May 1868 saw the arrival of the first Sisters of the Holy Names to California. May is the month to celebrate this anniversary and is a time to reflect on the years of ministry: remembering the students taught and lives touched; and give thanks for so much generosity. The Sisters have been a part of the fabric of the south bay since the 1950s.

Gather your friends and come join the Sisters in celebration. We will have drawings for Gift Baskets as well as door prizes. 

Tickets are available by calling 408-395-2868 by Wednesday, May 18.


Sister Miriam Daniel Fahey Honored at Santee

L-R: Greg Kepferle, CEO of Catholic Charities Santa Clara County; Miriam Daniel Fahey, SNJM; and Rev. Francisco Ríos, pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Parish, San José, CA.On March 26, Sister Miriam Daniel Fahey was honored at the dedication of the Catholic Charities community education center in East San José, CA. Santee neighborhood leaders, long time friends and civic dignitaries including the mayor and district superintendent were among those present. Sr. Miriam Daniel was recognized for her dedication to education, social justice and pastoral work in the Santee neighborhood throughout her 15 years of service there. Lovingly known as "Hermana Miriam," she has left a legacy of commitment and a passion for justice that continues to inspire leaders and community members today.


Sisters Cynthia Canning and Rosemary Delaney Honored  

Sr. Cynthia Canning, Supervisor Keith Carson, Sr. Rosemary Delaney.Sister Cynthia and Sister Rosemary were honored at the January 26 Alameda County Board of Supervisors' meeting. As co-founders of Next Step Learning Center in Oakland, they both received framed commendations acknowledging their enduring legacy in the lives of those they have touched. Present for the ceremony were Next Step's board, new Executive Director Lisa Stringer, Operations Manager Peggy Presley, Sr. Maureen Delaney from the PLT, and a number of Next Step tutors, Sisters, and Associates.