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2006 edition of The
Notes / Calendar of Events / Links
to Stories / Prior
Mary Paul --formerly Malia Murphy 96 -- played
golf with her brother Matt Murphy 91 in the Mount
De Sales fund raiser where she is teaching religion to high
school girls. On one of the holes, players were trying to
Beat the Pro by hitting it closer to the pin than
one of the local golf Professionals. Sister Mary Paul was
one of the few to do so. It is good to see that the Murphy
Dynasty is doing well and that Sr. Mary Paul, at least, has
retained the athleticism the many Murphys were known for while
Claire Almeter '97 and Michael Hayes became engaged on
March 25, the feast of the Annunciation. They met 3 years
ago in Alexandria, VA, when Michael's sister arranged for
them to meet. Suspecting a set up, Mary Claire kept her distance
at first until the Lord knocked some sense into her! Now she
can't wait until the wedding in November and is grateful to
the Lord for His mercy in paving the way for her to meet such
a wonderful, Catholic man (and a fellow Southerner at that).
They will get married in Georgia but will continue to live
in northern Virginia.
Gaetano '05 and Kateri Schmidt '05 just completed
their first 10 Mile Race -- and they suggest the GW Parkway
Classic to anyone who enjoys a good run! There were over 3,000
people there and it was a lot of fun! Here they are with Ang's
little housemate, Emily, post-race.
They hope all is well with everyone.
it's happening ... after three years of stalling, Jaime
Berger is once again preparing to ascend to the ivory
tower of intellectual pursuits ... her own version of the
lady of shalott ... she's going to be starting graduate studies
in literature this fall at the University of Dallas. She will
be visiting the Hatkes et al. in Italy this
summer "under the tuscan sun" and then onwards--to
Texas! Ah, the strange ways of God that are not those of men!
13, 2006, Damien Ignatius Farris (pictured right) was born
to John and Jaehne Farris. A week early, he weighed
in at a slender 5 lbs. 10 oz., but has been gaining healthily
thanks to his full-time pursuit of eating and sleeping. His
father was fortunate enough to get to
see him for his two weeks of leave from Iraq, and is quite
amazed at how well both he and his mother are doing."
He'll be an alum in a few years or so.
on April 23, Don and Cathy Goodman welcomed child #2,
Louise Madeline. Older brother Patrick is very proud of his
new little sister! She weighed 9 lbs 2 oz and was 20 in long!
(pictured at left)
and Agnes (Curley) Penny (both '97) are proud to announce
the birth of their fifth child, Carmella Therese, who was
born at 12:37 a.m. on Friday, March 10. Below is a photo of
three-day-old Carmella and her four very excited siblings.
Also, in January,
TAN Books published Agnes's second book, Your Vocation
of Love: A Spiritual Companion for Catholic Mothers which
provides both spiritual and practical hints for mothers trying
to attain holiness for themselves and for their families.
a Boy! J.P. and Katie Schafer haven't thought of a
name yet (he'll probably have an indentity crisis by the age
of 12), but he (pictured left) was born at 3:43 PM on a Sunday
afternoon. The Grapevine Online isn't sure which Sunday
afternoon, but he was 8lb, 8oz, and 21 inches long. Both he
and the mother are fine. The father, we are not sure how he
is doing, but we hope he is ok.
note of thanks to any and all who prayed for the father of
Brenda (Davis) O'Reilly '82. "On St. Patrick's
Day, I flew out to Seattle to become my father's Godmother.
Truly one of the most joy filled days of my life...such a
thrill for all of the children in the community to see and
believe that prayer really does work!!"
2006: Summer Institute
6-8, 2006: Homecoming
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