Sr. Ellen Mary Cunningham, OP

Funeral Mass was held Jan. 18 at the Dominican Sisters Motherhouse in Fremont for Dominican Sister Ellen Mary (Amabilis) Cunningham, 96, who died Jan. 8. She had been a member of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose for 78 years.

She entered the Congregation from her home parish of St. Elizabeth in Oakland. A teacher for many years, Sister Cunningham served locally at Sacred Heart Elementary in Lincoln Heights and St. Ignatius in Highland Park for three years each, as well as St. Catherine’s in Anaheim for six years.

Sister Cunningham spent 40 years at the Mission San Jose motherhouse. Elected treasurer general in 1967-1986, she enrolled the congregation in Social Security in the early ’70s and bought health insurance, setting the order on sound financial footing. She went every summer to help the Sisters at their province in Mexico with their finances. Memorial donations may be made to the Dominican Sisters Retirement Fund and/or the New Building Project.


Squaring the circle

Russell Shaw

In years gone by, it was hardly unusual for periodic assemblies of the world Synod of Bishops to pass largely unnoticed by the media and just about everybody else. Not this time.


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October 8, 2015

  • Thursday, October 8

    Cabrini Literary Guild Meeting, 11 a.m., Oakmont Country Club, 3100 Country Club Dr., Glendale. Guest speaker is Molly Snow of the group Girls on the Run, a transformational physical activity program for girls in third-through-eighth grade. $30 (includes lunch). (818) 244-6272.

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