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Big Top 2013 Fashion Photos
On a sunny Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Quiet Cannon in Montebello,
California, Big Top,
a luncheon and fashion show tour de force benefitting the Sisters of the Presentation, celebrated its Twenty-fourth year.
This best show on earth was organized by Loretto Friends of the Presentation Sisters Board Members
and Our Lady of Loretto High School, Los Angeles alumnae.
Susie Cruz, Our Lady of Loretto High School, Los Angeles, Class of 1976,
a dazzling array of spring fashions from her store Simply Susie’s Boutique
which is located at 14608 Whittier Boulevard, Whittier, CA, (562) 693-4930.
Susie specializes in women’s clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry and accessories and
the store’s motto is Street Style with Attitude, which was evident when
all the beautiful models joyfully danced down the tightrope runway in their enchanting outfits.
AN ABSOLUTELY ENORMOUS THANK YOU to
Loretto Friends of The
Presentation Sisters Board Members
and Our Lady of Loretto High School, Los Angeles Alumnae for a fabulous event!
SAVE THE DATE: SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014
Golden Girls Celebrate
Nearly one hundred members of the Golden Girls – the Classes from
the 1950s of Our Lady of Loretto High School
held their annual fall luncheon on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at the Quiet Cannon Golf Course in Montebello.
This year’s event, A Time to Celebrate, marked the Sixtieth
Year Reunion of The Cavaliers, the Class of 1952,
the first graduating class of Our Lady of Loretto High School, Los Angeles.
The classmates were also excited because Kateri Tekakwitha, a patroness of their class,
was being canonized as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church the following day.
SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2013.
2012 Founder Club Members Annual Thank You
Our Eighth Annual Founders Club Tea took place on Sunday, August 26,
2012, at the Sisters of the Presentation Motherhouse
and as always, was a joyous occasion! In addition to honoring our generous donors from August 2011 to August 2012,
Mrs. Cecelia Clare Nihill Gaddini, Presentation High School, San Francisco, Class of 1942 was honored posthumously as our 2012 Legacy Leader.
As a token of our appreciation for their support, Founders Club Members
were given a 100% Recyclable pen packaged together in a corn-based
The pen is biodegradable and it can be planted, as it contains the seeds of either a bush or tree.
Founders Club members through their generous annual support help Sisters
of the Presentation
continue to fulfill the legacy of its Foundress, Nano Nagle. To become a member click on our Shopping Cart page.
SAVE THE DATE: SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2013
2012 Alumnae Scholarship Winners
The 2012 Alumnae Scholarship Winners and their families were
introduced to the Founders Club Members
at the annual thank you tea which took place on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at the Sisters of the Presentation Motherhouse in San Francisco.
Each scholarship winner received a copy of Presentation Women, A Legacy of Vision, Faith and Service.
The Alumnae Scholarship applications are reviewed without
any identifying information.
In other words, the Selection Committee is blind to the schools, alumnae relations and other applicant information.
The thirteen high school students who won a 2012 Alumnae Scholarship
were selected based on how well they responded
to the questions listed on the application form on the basis of their teacher or counselor recommendations.
The 2013 Scholarship Application is in the 2012 November and in the 2013 April issues of Presentation News.
Deadline for Scholarship Applications June 1, 2013
Southern California Fiesta Reunion for Presentation Alumnae and Friends
Our Lady of Loretto High School, Los Angeles, Alumnae and Friends of
Sisters of Presentation
attended a Presentation Fiesta Reunion, on Saturday, August 18, 2012, on Olvera Street, in Los Angeles.
A total of forty Alumnae and Friends came to remember old times and make new friendships.
Make plans to come to next year’s reunion — at a location to be announced.
For more details click on Coming Events
SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2013
San Francisco Event for Alumnae and Friends
The Welcome Back All the Classes of the Presentation High School, San
Francisco was a joyous event
on Sunday, July 15, 2012, at the Presentation Sisters Motherhouse, San Francisco.
The afternoon gathering gave alumnae a chance to meet and catch-up with one another.
The nearly eighty guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, desserts and refreshments.
Mark your calendar for next year’s event—
SAVE THE DATE: SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013
East Bay Event for Alumnae and Friends
Presentation High School, Berkeley, Alumnae and Friends of Sisters of the Presentation enjoyed the annual Berkeley Reunion
on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at the family home of Sister Gloria Loya, PBVM, in the El Cerrito foothills.
DATE: SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013
South Bay Event for Alumnae and Friends
It was a delightful afternoon at a very special reception benefiting the Sisters of the Presentation Retirement Fund, on Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Saint Christopher Parish, in San Jose. All were treated to the showing of the short film version of the exhibit of Women and Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America. In addition, there was a plethora of yummy afternoon treats including: fresh crab, shrimp, smoked salmon, and other delights. Concluding with organic mixed berries, Palmieri and a delicious Lemon Bar Meringue cake! All assembled by Helen H.Z. Harwood. A good time was had by all!
Once again, A BIG-HUGE THANK YOU to all the supporters of the Sisters of the Presentation!
DATE: Sunday, May 18, 2014
Women and Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America Field Trip
On Monday, February 27, 2012, over seventy Sisters of the Presentation, Alumnae, and Friends
rode on two custom coach buses to see the wonderful exhibit of Women and Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America
which featured the Sisters of the Presentation, at The California Museum, in Sacramento.
While the National Touring Exhibit has ended, the California Story continues: Women and Spirit California
Click on link to view a short video clip about the California story: http://vimeo.com/38008339
For more details: www.womenandspirit.org
and follow on facebook:www.facebook.com/Women.and.Spirit.Sacramento.Exhibit
Sisters of the Presentation honored by Holy Trinity Catholic Church in San Pedro
Holy Trinity Catholic Church in San Pedro dedicated the Fireside
Room of its Parish Center in honor of
Sisters of the Presentation (of the Blessed Virgin Mary) on Saturday, January 14, 2012.
At the invitation of Father George Gallagher, Sisters of the
Presentation accepted to staff Holy Trinity School.
Property for the convent was purchased at 209 North Hanford Avenue in San Pedro.
Holy Trinity Parish and School greatly benefited from the presence of Sisters of the Presentation.
Several young women from Holy Trinity would eventually become Sisters of the Presentation.
Sisters of the Presentation left Holy Trinity in 1990 and the convent
was replaced with the current Parish Center which was dedicated in 1993.
With the approval of Msgr. Joseph Brennan, the current Pastor of
permission was given to dedicate the Fireside Room in honor of
Sisters of the Presentation so that their legacy
at Holy Trinity will be passed onto future generations.
The Fireside Room contains pictures of the Sisters, artifacts saved from the convent, and
a special wall listing the names of the Sisters of the Presentation who have graced Holy Trinity
with their presence along with a wall dedicated to Nano Nagle.
Berkeley Plaque Dedication
A Dedication Ceremony took place for
a plaque to
honor the presence and role of
Sisters of the Presentation in the educational history of the city of Berkeley.
It was held
on Saturday, November 12, 2011, in the Commons
Room of University Terrace
which is the former site of Presentation High School.
It was followed by a lovely reception.
was intended to be placed when the University Terrace housing complex
was built in 1993-1994, but it was never installed.
Now it has
a place of honor near the stone pillars marking the entrance to the original
of Sisters of the Presentation which University Terrace residents have named: the California Street Rose Garden.
Room of University Terrace features a pictorial history display of the area
which you can also view by logging onto http://learning.berkeley.edu/ut/history.htm.
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