On May 4th, 2000 Sister Hellen was the first Sister to pose for Saint and renound artist Thomasina De Maio. Thomasina promised the Order 12 paintings of the Sisters in a years time. On August 11th 2001 Thomasina (now known as Novice Sister Donatella Donaska) open her show amid the redwoods of the Russian River resort town of Gurneville. Not 12 but 16 painting including a self portrait of the artist were shown with more paintings in the works. The event netted over $1000 for charity in the Sonoma county.

the Hellen Room


The Thomasina Room                                                The GiGi Room
   

The Roxanne Room