Honoring the Sisters of Notre Dame who
Served Jesus and the Church in California
Sr. Mary Christopher Smetanka
Sr. Mary Christopher Smetanka returned to the Lord on Monday, August 2, 2010, the day after beginning her annual retreat. Sr. Christopher was an educator who loved working with the youngest children and always offered hospitality to visitors and sisters alike.
Sr. Mary Carlann Paganelli
With sadness in our hearts and trust in God's provident care, the Sisters of Notre Dame announce the death of Sister Mary Carlann Paganelli on Saturday, May 15, 2010 after a struggle with cancer.
Among her many talents, Sr. Carlann will be remembered for her great sense of humor, her joyous service and her love of singing.
Sister Mary Clarence Beyer
Sister Mary Clarence passed into eternity peacefully January 3, 2009, after spending four years in the health care center. Sister Mary Clarence was in her 95th year of life and her 75th year of Religious Profession. Sister was looking forward to celebrating her Jubilee of Joy this summer. However, she now will celebrate in heavenly splendor.
Sister Mary Ann Rita Martin
Sister Mary Annrita Martin died peacefully on June 21, after spending a very short time in the health care center. Sister Mary Annrita was in her 93rd year of life and her 73th year of Religious Profession.
Sister Mary Patrick Sullivan
Sister Mary Patrick passed into eternity peacefully June 8, 2007, after spending two years in the health care center. Sister Mary Patrick was in her 93rd year of life and her 73rd year of Religious Profession.