A View From the Dome: July Edition

A View From the Dome: July Edition

In the July edition of “A View From the Dome” we share the Sisters’ sewing project, which helps to clothe children at the border, at the Catholic Charities respite center in the Brownsville Diocese in Texas. Sister Delores had been sewing dresses for...
A View From The Dome: June Edition

A View From The Dome: June Edition

In the June “A View From The Dome,” Sr. Michael Francine shares, “Sunday, June 27 is the feast day of Mary, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the sisters have this icon in our chapel. In it, we see Mary compassionately holding young Jesus’ hand.”...
A View From the Dome: May Edition

A View From the Dome: May Edition

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, in the May edition of “A View From the Dome,” we share the founding of our school 118 years ago. Learn more about the schools’ founding and more in the May edition of “A View From the Dome” on this...
In Memory: Sister Joyce Barsotti 1940 – 2021

In Memory: Sister Joyce Barsotti 1940 – 2021

Sr. Mary Joyce Barsotti (Sr. Peter Mary Barsotti) was born in Portland, Oregon, on July 25, 1940, the 4th of 10 children of the Bruno and Catherine Irene (Hart) Barsotti family. Sr. Joyce died at the SSMO Motherhouse convent on April 12, 2021. Her trust was in the...
Celebrating Foundresses’ Day Through Service

Celebrating Foundresses’ Day Through Service

March is the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon (SSMO) Heritage month. This year, the Sisters chose to celebrate their community and their founding Sisters, or “Foundresses,” through service. One of the foundresses, Sister Johanna, encountered a hungry and homeless man who...