The Holy Faith Sisters kicked off their 75th Anniversary celebrations in November this year with a mass at St Theresa’s RC in Woodbrook. 75 years of service is no small milestone! The impact they have made in the field of education in Trinidad and Tobago is enormous. The Schools run by the Holy Faith sister are responsible for many doctors, lawyers, teachers, artists, nuns and so many more women in various fields of influence not only in Trinidad and Tobago but throughout the globe.
On Saturday 26 November 2022 at 11.00 a.m., the Holy Faith sisters will host their inaugural book launch which celebrates their 75-year-long contribution to education and life in Trinidad and Tobago.
We reached out to some of our readers to get the “S” on what makes the Holy Faith Convent such a remarkable brand of education in Trinidad and Tobago.
Name: Wendy Rodriquez Baywei
Which Holy Faith School did you attend: Port of Spain
Class of: 1977 (We had three sisters, Sister Roberta is still alive)
House: Maria Goretti
My best memories were having sleepovers at each other’s homes, and planning birthday parties.
House: Maria Goretti
What is your best HFC memory: HFC was a true family experience. My best memory was a hike we took over the
What is the one thing you wish everyone knew about HFC: My classmates, we were very close and our WhatsApp group has been going strong for me about five years since I’m on WhatsApp.)
Do you have a Convent accent? I’m sure I kept most of my convent accent
Name: Candice Santana
Which Holy Faith School did you attend: Holy Faith Convent Couva
Class of: 2002/2004
House: St Margaret’s
What is your best HFC memory: Geography class with Ms Jewel Batchsingh in form six and realising that I wanted to make physical Geography my career path. Today I am a Water Resources Management professional.
Talking about our lives and every other topic on the back steps of the buildings with my friends. These friendships blossomed into a key network today.
What is the one thing you wish everyone knew about HFC: That we celebrated Christmas, Divali, Eid and Carnival with the same positive and all inclusive energy.
Do you have a Convent accent? No I don’t, I drive a Hyundai Accent
Name: Linda Sonachan
Which Holy Faith School did you attend: Couva.
Class of: 1984.
House: St. Margaret’s.
What is your best HFC memory: Getting lessons from Sr. Consilio for Baptism and her relationship with my Hindu grandmother who waited for me after lessons in the evening. Two great women took me to Jesus.
I wish everyone knew that you are cultured to love God whichever religion you are, love self, love others bringing this love through a first encounter with any individual by going beyond to serve.
I had an accent according to my brothers
Name: Natasha Romeo
Which Holy Faith School did you attend: Holy Faith Convent in Couva
Class of: 1992
House: St. Margaret’s
What is your best HFC memory: Doing drama with Mrs Tam
What is the one thing you wish everyone knew about HFC: there is unity beyond the walls.
What is the one thing you wish everyone knew about HFC: Do you have a Convent Accent? Hell No!!
Name: Jewel Hills
School attended :Holy Faith Convent, Couva.
Class of 2002
House: St. Maria Goretti
Best HFC Memory: St. Maria Goretti winning the cup for most stars (merit points) when l was House Captain 2002 and 2003!
One thing I wish everyone knew about HFC: It is a Roman Catholic – faith based school that is unique in that it is open to all faiths. It acknowledges and celebrates all major faiths be it Islam, Hinduism and that’s what makes Holy Faith Convent, Couva so unique.
Bonus Question: Do you have a Convent Accent: Of course I do which is used at the appropriate time and places (chuckle)
Name: Leela Ramdeen
School Attended: HFC Couva.
Class of: 1961
House – Our Lady
Best HFC memory – Our Retreats
One thing I wish everyone knew about HFC: Everyone should know that the nuns, teachers and ancillary staff there were/are truly committed to promoting excellence in education.
Bonus Question: Do you have a Convent Accent? I don’t have a Convent accent.
School attended: HFC Couva
Class of 2002
House: St.Ann’s (Best House!),
Best HFC memory: Our school song, even now when I hear it my pores raise
What is the one thing you wish everyone knew about HFC: It was the best time of my life, there is a sense of community that stays with you even after you have left and I am excited to be able to share that one day hopefully with my daughter.
Bonus Question: Do you have a Convent Accent: no accent, never did