Biography of Sr. Julie de la Sainte Famille, SND

Sr. Julie de la Sainte Famille (Julia Chisholm), SND
Emmanuel College President (1932-1934)

Sr. Julie de la Sainte Famille was born Julia Christina Chisholm on November 5, 1873 to Colin and Catherine T. (Carroll) Chisholm in Cambridge, Massachusetts and was the oldest of five (5) children. In 1897, she entered the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Congregation. Sr. Julie began her teaching career in 1901 at Trinity College in the field of English and in 1922 she came to Emmanuel College to teach English and Logic. In 1932, Sr. Julie became superior and president of Emmanuel College during which the Emmanuel College SealCollege was granted accreditation from the New England Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and purchased land expanding the original campus from Brookline Avenue to Avenue Louis Pasteur on the Fenway. In 1934, Sr. Julie returned to Trinity College where she continued teaching until her election as General Counsellor in 1938, assisting the Mother General in the operation of the entire Congregation.  In 1949, Sr. Julie returned to Emmanuel College and published a History of the Rules and Constitutions of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (1954). Sr. Julie de la Sainte Famille died on March 12, 1958 in Worcester, Massachusetts.  

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