Welcome, New Associates!

Sisters and Associates of Notre Dame de Namur joined together on Saturday, June 4 to proudly celebrate the commitment of three new Associates in the U.S. East-West Province and their devotion to the charism and mission of Saint Julie Billiart.

Diana Hernandez, former faculty member at Notre Dame de Namur University; Sara Maennle, vice-principal and teacher at Notre Dame Elementary School, and Maureen Peccolo, staff member at the Belmont Regional Office each made a commitment to the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, promising, "Through my prayers, works, and daily activities, I will live the Gospel values in the spirit of Saint Julie Billiart proclaiming, ‘How good you are God!’”

Following the beautiful ceremony under a canopy of trees in the garden at Associate Dede Waters-Masters’ home in San Carlos, California, the celebration continued with a reception in honor of our three newest Associates.