Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon Hold Annual Nuns Bocce Tournament

The Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon, at their annual “Community Days” took time out to compete in the Bocce Ball Tournament.  Interestingly, this game was once the most popular game in the world!  The basic aim of the game is to get your ball closest to the “jack” at the end of four balls per team.  The game drew 18 contestants this year and a huge gallery of spectators!  The champions, at the end of the double elimination tournament were Sister Juanita Villareal and Sister Michael Francine.

2013 Bocce Ball Champions Sister Juanita and Sister Michael Francine!

2013 Bocce Ball Champions Sister Juanita and Sister Michael Francine!

Finals teams best two out of three Sister John Therese and team mate Sr. Maryann Giesel vs Sister Juanita and Sister Michael Francine

Finals teams best two out of three Sister John Therese and team mate Sr. Maryann Giesel vs Sister Juanita and Sister Michael Francine

Sister John Therese Miller shows her form

Sister John Therese Miller shows her form

Sister Maryann Giesel takes her turn

Sister Maryann Giesel takes her turn

Sister Michael Francine showing some enthusiasm

Sister Michael Francine showing some enthusiasm

Candidate Anna Nguyen

Candidate Anna Nguyen

Good shot

Good shot

Sr. Barbara Rose Sohler

Sr. Barbara Rose Sohler

Sister Diana Jean (2012 Champion)

Sister Diana Jean (2012 Champion)

Sr. Theresa Lan and Sr. Anne Vandecovering

Sr. Theresa Lan and Sr. Anne Vandecovering

spectators and "non-winners" :)

spectators and “non-winners” 🙂

Sister Adele Marie Altenhofen takes her turn

Sister Adele Marie Altenhofen takes her turn

Sister Maryann and Sister John Therese win another game

Sister Maryann and Sister John Therese win another game

Sister Barbara Rose gets ready

Sister Barbara Rose gets ready

She talks to the ball

She talks to the ball

Sister Juana gives it a try

Sister Juana gives it a try

Sister Lawdean shows some ability

Sister Lawdean shows some ability

Serious Sr. Rosina

Serious Sr. Rosina

Sister Julie competes

Sister Julie competes

The gallery

The gallery

Spectators and participats

Spectators and participats

Hope!

Hope!

Competitive, Sr. Charlene gives it her best.

Competitive, Sr. Charlene gives it her best.

Sister Krista and Sister Alison await their turn

Sister Krista and Sister Alison await their turn

7 thoughts on “Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon Hold Annual Nuns Bocce Tournament

  1. I love it! Thank you for sharing this Sister Krista.
    A special hello to Sisters John Theresa and Michael Francine whom I haven’t seen in some time. Glad to see you both!
    Much love and blessings to you all!
    Wendy Battles

  2. Sr. Krista, it looks like y’all had way too much fun! When did the tournament take place? All the sisters would have passed out down here with the heat index @ 105 degrees. I hope it’s cooler in Beaverton! Tell Sr. Michael Francine she looked very intense in winning!!! Also, tell all your family hi for us!

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