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Alumnae from Marymount College of Fordham University held their third Jubilee reunion on campus, in Butler Commons at Duane Library. More than 100 alumnae, faculty and Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary gathered for a ceremony to honor five accomplished women.
Alumnae of Marymount College, Tarrytown have a place at Fordham that bears the name of their foundress, Marie Joseph Butler, R.S.H.M.
The renaming drew a large contingent of alumnae from Marymount, which was closed in 2007. In addition to a plaque, the room was festooned with pictures and quotes from Mother Butler, who founded the women's college in 1907.
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If you were at Marymount as a student on any Founder's day, you are already familiar with the story of Mother Butler and six R.S.H.M. coming up from the railroad station down near the lakes, with some of their luggage and a small statue of Mary, on December 8, 1907.
Daughters of Marymount, the spirit of Mother Butler has not faded with the years. It is alive and well.