An amazing chain of events began when Roz Spruill “wanted to be enlightened.” Her enlightenment spread from Baltimore to McAllen, Texas, to the Comunidad Enlaces de Esperanza in Arizona, and eventually to children on the Texas and Arizona borders!
On October 28, 2018 the City of Rochester, Office of the Mayor proclaimed it to be School Sisters of Notre Dame Day!
Twenty-five nonagenarians from Villa Assumpta and Maria Health Care Center gathered to celebrate their ninth decade on earth together. The sisters, from their privileged vantage point, shared many words of wisdom and insight. When asked how, in a few words, she would sum up her years, Sister Emmanuella said, "It's a wonderful life." Sister Dorothy R. said of being ninety, "I'm 91 but I still feel like 60." Sister Maria Felipe responded, "I'm 90 but can't remember 60! When I think about being 90, I can't believe it."