When I turned the photo over to check for a date, I was amazed to see that the woman standing in the back between the guitar player and two sisters was identified as Helga von Trapp, a member of the famous Trapp Family Singers (as portrayed in The Sound of Music Broadway musical and subsequent 1965 film).
Catherine Lucy joined the Carondelet Consolidated Archives in August 2018. She has worked 25+ years in libraries and archives, including thirteen years at Fontbonne University, a CSJ-sponsored institution in St. Louis. Catherine is a member of the Society of American Archivists (SAA), Archivists for Congregations of Women Religious (ACWR), Midwest Archives Conference (MAC), and the Association of St. Louis Area Archivists (ASLAA). She holds a BA in English from Webster University and an MLIS from San Jose State University. She became a certified archivist in 2020, and made her initial commitment as an Associate of the St. Louis Province in May 2021.
Many Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet are talented artists, including Sister Mary Kay Kottenstette of the St. Louis Province (pictured, forefront). Here she is creating and directing the making of life-size papier-maché figures in Chimbote, Peru.
October 8-10 marks the 150th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. At that time, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet operated St. Joseph’s Orphan Asylum in Chicago, Illinois.