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(Photo courtesy Dennis Callahan/St. James School)

Dominican of Mission San Jose Sister Mary Susanna Vasquez accepting flowers from third graders at St. James. Pictured from left, David Soto, Sr. Mary Susanna, Henry Dang Dominic Mendoza. The altar servers L-R are:Cristopher Nazarrete, Vanessa Perez

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Fond farewell
May 24th, 2016

After 12 years, St. James principal Sister Mary Susanna Vasquez is retiring at the end of this school year. At a goodbye celebration May 15, students, families and staff spoke warmly of the Dominican of Mission San Jose religous saying they will miss her smile, because as the students said, “her smile tells us she loves us,” said Constance Dalton, regional director of Vision of Hope, a foundation which supports St. James. The students spoke of her interest in their lessons and how they felt. Fortunately, next year Sister Susanna will be walking a camino (a pilgrimage) that will include some of the places where St. Dominic himself walked and the St. James community will walk and pray with her in spirit, keeping her in their hearts, Dalton said.

From May 26, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.


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