|Mary Catherine Schmitz Foster, HI '31 attending the annual Sacred Heart Reunion in 2005|
August 20, 2013 is a special day for Sacred Heart alumna Mary Catherine Schmitz Foster. Mary is celebrating her 100th birthday! I had the pleasure of meeting Mary at the Convent of the Sacred Heart (St. Joseph, MO) annual reunion. The school known to most as "Hilltop" closed in 1960 but the spirit of the alums is very strong. Every year on or around the Feast of Mater (October 20th) the girls from the "Hilltop" gather together for lunch and mass. I have had the pleasure of attending a few of the luncheons and still enjoy hearing from and seeing alums from the Hilltop. Thanks to Joyce Sherman Comfort, HI'48 for keeping us in the know on this newsworthy event in Mary's life! To view more photos taken at the 2005 Reunion just click on the photo to the right of the blog or click here to view.
This past Sunday, the News-Press featured a story about Mary turning 100 and how she would celebrate her special day! Click here to read the news article.
Mary, may you have a very happy 100th birthday celebration with your family and friends!