Sister Grace Shonk, CSC, who served at the Academy for 49 years and is now enjoying her retirement at Saint Mary’s convent in South Bend, IN, returned to the Academy to help celebrate the 150th Anniversary. Sister Grace joined the school community for Mass on Thursday, September 14, the Church’s feast of the Triumph of the Holy Cross. She also visited throughout the day with alumnae, parents and friends during an open house for her and the new Heritage Hall. Sister Grace returned on Friday, September 15 for the celebration of Holy Cross Day. She addressed the students at the morning assembly, thanking the Academy for the donation to support the sisters’ ministries around the world. She also gave the start for the Sister Grace Race at the end of the Holy Cross Day field games.
Sister Grace will also be among the special guests at the 150th Anniversary Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle on Sunday, September 24.