Alumnae Spotlight: Sr. Anne Lorraine Mahmeister, CSJ ’48

By Jeanette Handelsman ’64, Alumnae Relations Coordinator 

We are so proud to announce that Sr. Anne Lorraine Mahlmeister will be celebrating the 70th Jubilee anniversary of taking her vows as a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet. The celebration of this special event will be held at Carondelet Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 16. Her classmate, Helen Louise Lacey, CSJ ‘48 and Ruth Garbani, CSJ, a graduate of Cathedral Girls High School, formerly in San Diego, will join Sr. Anne Lorraine in celebrating their jubilee anniversary at the same event.

Although not an official OLP alumna, Sr. Ruth was a member of the faculty at OLP for many years. We send our heartfelt congratulations to our two alumnae and Sr. Ruth. Congratulations as well — all three of these Sisters have celebrated their 88th birthdays!

Sr. Anne Lorraine has always had a special interest in the growth and development of, as she calls them “the little ones.”  She established a day care facility in Pasco, Washington and was instrumental in founding a Day Care facility and Crisis Nursery at a hospital in Tucson, Arizona. She also helped found the Bay Area Crisis Nursery in Concord, California in 1980, a facility to provide care and protection for the littlest victims of abuse. The Nursery in Concord is still an important shelter for her “little ones” to the present day.

We celebrate this special occasion with Sr. Anne Lorraine and send our gratitude for her work with the littlest among us and a wish for her continued health and well-being.

2019 Alumnae Events

  • January 24: Friends and Flowers Alumnae Reconnect, 5:30-7:00, OLP Pilot Café pl For more information and to register for this event, please click here.
  • March 19: Jewel Jubilee Reunion Celebration, 10:00-1:00, OLP campus. This event will honor OLP alumnae who have celebrated their 50th Jubilee Reunion or beyond (Class of 1968 or earlier). Schedule for the day and RSVP. Information TBA.
  • May 24: 50th Golden Jubilee Reunion for the Class of 1969, festivities and participation in the Academy’s 2019 Commencement ceremonies; schedule and registration TBA; Class of 1969 contacts: Mary Humphrey Vitrano, [email protected], and Janet Cooper, [email protected],net.

Watch for update of Alumnae portion of the OLP Website (, emails and Invitations to the events listed above.

“O, my sisters, let us love one another” Mother St. John Fontbonne