| New leaders named for Sisters of the Holy Names
Sister Maureen Delaney
Sister Mary Breiling
Sister Guadalupe Guajardo
Sisterx Margaret Kennedy
Sister Mary Rita Rohde
Five Sisters will become the new Province Leadership Team for the Sisters of the Holy Names U.S.-Ontario Province beginning in January. They are Sisters Maureen Delaney (who will serve as provincial), Mary Breiling, Guadalupe Guajardo, Margaret Kennedy and Mary Rita Rohde.
The Leadership Team serves a five-year term, leading a religious community that includes 17 mission centers across the United States and Ontario, Canada. The Sisters most recognized institutions in the Diocese of Oakland include Holy Names University and Holy Names High School, both in Oakland.
Sister Delaney has been developing education, recreation and enrichment programs and activities for children, teens and adults in a poor rural area of Mississippi for the past 28 years. Sister Mary's current ministries in Oregon include the ongoing development of Mary's Woods at Marylhurst, Clackamas County's Senior Advisory Committee and Namasté Retreat ministry, which provides sacred space for individuals of all religious traditions.
Sister Guadalupe serves as senior consultant to the Nonprofit Association of Oregon. Sister Margaret oversees the care and community life of 30 Sisters from the former Convent of the Holy Names, Los Gatos, who have transitioned to a group residence in nearby Campbell. Sister Mary Rita, who founded and served for 10 years as the director of Nuestra Casa, an education and service organization for immigrant families in Sunnyside, Washington, has taught English as a second language and done fundraising for the organization.
The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) ministries in the Northwest began in 1859, the year Oregon became a state. The province comprises approximately 460 Sisters and 380 associates and lay consecrated. Currently, incorporated province ministries include six Catholic schools, a music education center, a university, an adult learning center, the continuing care retirement community at Mary's Woods, a family education and wellness center and a medical clinic.
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