2016 is the 200th anniversary of the death of St Julie, the founder of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.
The Sisters of Notre Dame are an active order and have founded schools in sixteen different countries, always striving to live up to St Julie’s ideal of providing high quality Catholic education.
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of her death, a baton is being passed around the country, from one Notre Dame school to another.
On Friday, 13 May, St Julie’s day, it was the turn of Notre Dame High School, Sheffield, to receive the baton from a visiting party of pupils from St Julie’s Catholic High School, Liverpool. The baton was passed over during a Mass in St John’s church, Ranmoor, which was attended by all of Notre Dame’s Y9 pupils, as well as guests from St Julie’s, Liverpool.
From Sheffield, the baton will be passed to Notre Dame High School, Norwich.