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Villa Retreat for Moms, Grandmothers, Alumnae and Friends
Join Sister Helen Jean Novy, HM and the Mothers' Club on October 17 for a day retreat and tour of the Humility of Mary Motherhouse in Villa Maria, Pennsylvania.
We will meet at the Villa at 10 a.m., which is approximately a 1½ hour drive from Rocky River. Please plan your own transportation to and from the Villa. The day will begin with refreshments and a reflection in the Villa's Magnificat Chapel on the Spirit of Mary and The Magnificat, followed by a full lunch and chance to meet the Sisters. Sister Helen Jean will then share with us the history and heritage of the Humility of Mary Sisters and, weather permitting, a tour of the beautiful grounds.
Please invite your moms, sisters and friends. All are welcome! Please register below by October 1. Questions? Contact Brigid Reilly Schaefer '97 at email@example.com.
Maureen Casserly Kelly '87 (Maggie '19 and Keara '21)
Mary Sponseller (Molly '18 and Kerry '21)
Jenn FitzPatrick (Emily '22, Grace '25, and Jayne '27)
Ann Litzler Coyne '88 (Claire '15, Emily '18, and Elizabeth '21)
- October 14, 1957
- 1957 - The West Shore Post
- 1958 - The Lakewood Post
- 1958 - Cleveland News
- 1959 - The Lakewood Post
On October 14, 1957, Magnificat High School’s Mothers’ Club held its first meeting. As stated in the club’s constitution, (dated March 16, 1967) “The purpose of this organization shall be to promote Catholic action, to contribute financially to Magnificat High School through our actvities, and to foster cooperation and friendliness among our members.”
Over the years, the Mothers’ Club has sponsored many events, including the Holly Luncheon and Boutique/Holly Market, the Spring Luncheon and Card Party, Ring Day/Junior Class Day, the Senior Mother-Daughter Breakfast, and fund-raising by sale of the Activity Center Calendar and the recipe book, Morsels.
This photo of some Mothers’ Club members accompanied an article about the first “Holly Day” that was to be held on December 5, 1957. This article reported that “Luncheon will be served in the cafeteria and cards will be played in the auditorium. There will be table prizes made by students in the Art Department, door prizes and an automatic clothes dryer for some fortunate lady present.”
Banners that decorated a dance are being prepared by these Mothers’ Club members. The dance, “Spring me into Hawaii,” featured a tropical setting and took place on Friday evening, May 16, 1958. The article stated, “It will be the last of three events this year to raise funds to finish the third floor at the school . . .When completed, the third floor will be used as living quarters for the teaching staff of Holy Humility of Mary nuns.”
These Mothers’ Club members helped to arrange the “Bonnets and Belles” card party that was to be held on April 1, 1959. Included in the festivities were the “awarding of a $125 wardrobe to a fortunate lady present” and table prizes of “decorated hat boxes to hold Easter bonnets of members and their guests.”