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Contact: Amy H. Smessaert
Communications Director
Congregation of the
Sisters of the Holy Cross
Telephone: (574) 284-5728
Date:May 18, 2012 


Holy Cross Sisters celebrate Jubilee

Notre Dame, Ind. — Eleven Sisters of the Holy Cross will celebrate their jubilee years in Holy Cross on Sunday, July 22, 2012, in the Church of Our Lady of Loretto at Saint Mary’s. Eight sisters are celebrating 50 years since their first profession and three are celebrating 25 years — a collective 475 years of vowed life in the congregation.

First Profession 1962 (50 Years)
Sister M. Carlita Hammes
Sister M. Joyce Troyer
Sister Maria Cecilia Nesteriuk
Sister Mary Louise Gude
Sister Susan Kintzele
Sister Michael Mary Nolan
Sister Joan Mader
Sister Mary Eleanor Sullivan

First Profession 1987 (25 Years)
Sister Molli Gertrude Costa
Sister Michelle Toepp
Sister Violet Rodrigues
We congratulate these sisters and celebrate the years they have so generously dedicated to loving and serving others.


About the Sisters of the Holy Cross
Founded in 1841 in Le Mans, France, the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross is an international community of women religious whose generalate is located in Notre Dame, Ind. The congregation numbers approximately 450 members worldwide who serve in Bangladesh, Brazil, Ghana, India, Mexico, Peru, Uganda and the United States. Sisters of the Holy Cross are called to participate in the prophetic mission of Jesus to witness God’s love for all creation. Their ministries focus on providing education and health care services, eradicating material poverty, ending gender discrimination, and promoting just, mutual relationships among people, countries and the entire Earth community.

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