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Merry Christmas from Holy Names University

College of the Holy Names students and a Sister look on as a priest blesses a tree they are planting (we think! — let us know if you know more about this photo in the comments).

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Holy Names College coeds

In 1971, the College name changed to Holy Names College and became totally co-educational.

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Milton T. Pflueger, College of the Holy Names architect

You might not recognize the name, but if you live in the Bay Area, you are likely familiar with the work of College of the Holy Names architect Milton T. Pflueger. Younger brother of colorful architect Timothy Pflueger, Milton Pflueger’s … Continue reading

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Commencement

College of the Holy Names graduates pose on stairs of the school at the Lake Merritt campus.

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2036 Webster Street, Oakland

The Convent of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart was built at 2036 Webster Street, where the Kaiser Building is currently located, in 1868. This lithographic reproduction of a marvelous etching by M. J. Phelan, an artist born in Ireland … Continue reading

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Registration Day

Sister Madeleine Rose oversees Registration Day.

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It all began right here in Oakland on the shores of Lake Merritt

Convent of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart 1873, a photo by Holy Names University on Flickr. Holy Names University’s story begins in 1868 when six Sisters of the Holy Names arrived in California from Montreal, Canada. The teaching order, … Continue reading

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