Cabrini University’s Alumni Office partnered with the University’s Wolfington Center to host a Catholic Relief Services (CRS) alumni event called Global Justice On Tap: A discussion on women building peace in Rwanda. The event was held in The Cottage where guests enjoyed one another’s company over dinner, followed by a moving discussion with Pascasie Musabyemungu, Project Manager, CRS Rwanda, who led an informal discussion around her work with Women Building Peace Project Across Borders. This event is part of a series that welcomes back alumni who were and are interested in global justice issues as a way to keep alumni engaged in the mission of Cabrini for many years after they graduate.
Cabrini High School honored Mother Cabrini’s annual Feast Day with a mass, a reception, and a Legacy Brunch as a large gathering of the Cabrini family came together on the school’s campus in celebration of Saint Cabrini’s life Friday, November 13th.
Mother Cabrini’s Feast Day is a momentous day to the many students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and their families who have been influenced by her legacy in New Orleans and around the world.
This year’s Feast Day was especially celebratory because three members of the Stella Maris Provincial’s office of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart in New York City were in attendance, Provincial Sr. Pietrina Raccuglia MSC, Provincial Councilor; and former Principal and teacher at Cabrini High School and current member of the Board of Trustees, Sr. Catherine Garry, MSC; and former director of the Cabrini Day Care Center, Sr. Archangel Turco MSC.
In addition to the Feast Day Mass, Cabrini hosted its annual Legacy Brunch, honoring alumnae and their legacy daughters and granddaughters. The brunch/reception was open to special guests, all alumnae, faculty, and staff. During the lunch, many historical artifacts and photos of Mother Cabrini, the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, students, the buildings, and the events that are part of the history of the school were shared among the attendees.
Cabrini High School’s alumnae and guests attended a reception honoring former principal Sr. Catherine Garry in the historic Esplanade Building on Cabrini High’s campus.
Former students from five decades traveled from throughout the US to attend the reception honoring Sr. Catherine Garry, who served as a Cabrini faculty member from 1966-1970 and Cabrini principal from 1970-1979. Highly respected and dearly loved by the students, faculty, and staff during her years at Cabrini, she remains close to the school, its alumnae, and students. In addition to serving on the Cabrini High School Board of Trustees and as an advisor to the administration, Sr. Catherine currently resides in New York where she is a member of the Provincial Council of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.