November 28, 2023
SSND Reflection on Human Rights Monday, December 11, 2023 7:00pm ET, 6:00pm CT This year on International Human Rights Day (12/10/23), the world will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 10, 1948, the UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights to which everyone...Read more
November 27, 2023
by Sister Therese Marie Dougherty Making a historic trip to the United Arab Emirates, Pope Francis will address the United Nations Climate Conference, commonly known as COP28, in Dubai on December 2. On the following day, the first Sunday of Advent, he will join other religious leaders from a wide variety of faith traditions to inaugurate the first ever Faith...Read more
November 21, 2023
This year, the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of their mission in Sierra Leone. In 1973, what was then the St. Louis Province sent four sisters to Yengema in Sierra Leone to start a girls’ section at Yengema Secondary School. Sisters were sent to Port Loko in 1976, Kabala in 1979, and...Read more
November 14, 2023
Pope Francis thanked the School Sisters of Notre Dame for their great contribution to the Church, especially in education, service, and spirituality, as he welcomed the congregation during its 25th General Chapter, taking place October 24 – November 17 in Rome. The Pope urged sisters to continue making Christ visible by effectively bearing witness to the joy of the Gospel...Read more
November 7, 2023
by Sister Sylvia Nyaboke Nyamira As members of a Laudato Si’ community, School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) have begun seeing aspects of our mission and ministry through the lens of the Pope’s 2015 encyclical. The document asks many things of us, including that we act in solidarity with the most vulnerable among us. As a former primary school teacher...Read more
October 6, 2023
Laudato Si’ and Community Resilience & Empowerment By Sister Judith Herold Goal 7 of Laudato Si’—Community Resilience & Empowerment—emphasizes community involvement and action aimed at caring for our common home. It asks each of us to organize and activate our communities to work toward solutions to the ecological crisis we all face. This goal reminds us that, although our responsibilities...Read more
August 27, 2023
By Sister Mary Heather MacKinnon The Season of Creation – What is it and how did it begin? The Season of Creation is a theological and liturgical time designated to celebrate our human relationship with all of creation. It is now a global and ecumenical movement that began in 1989 when Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios I declared September 1 as a...Read more
August 14, 2023
By Sister Helen Galadima The Laudato Si’ Action Platform, Goal One: Cry of the Earth holds a special place in the lives of the School Sisters of Notre Dame Province of Africa and the entire congregation. We become a Laudato Si’ congregation the moment we commit ourselves to the seven-year goals of Laudato Si’. In Laudato Si’, the concept of...Read more
July 25, 2023
By Sister Kathy Schmittgens “The Response to the Cry of the Poor is a call to promote eco-justice, aware that we are called to defend human life from conception to death, and all forms of life on Earth. Actions could include projects to promote solidarity, with special attention given to vulnerable groups such as indigenous communities, refugees, migrants, and children...Read more

November 28, 2023
SSND Reflection on Human Rights Monday, December 11, 2023 7:00pm ET, 6:00pm CT This year on International Human Rights Day (12/10/23), the world will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 10, 1948, the UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights to which everyone...Read more
November 27, 2023
by Sister Therese Marie Dougherty Making a historic trip to the United Arab Emirates, Pope Francis will address the United Nations Climate Conference, commonly known as COP28, in Dubai on December 2. On the following day, the first Sunday of Advent, he will join other religious leaders from a wide variety of faith traditions to inaugurate the first ever Faith...Read more
November 21, 2023
This year, the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of their mission in Sierra Leone. In 1973, what was then the St. Louis Province sent four sisters to Yengema in Sierra Leone to start a girls’ section at Yengema Secondary School. Sisters were sent to Port Loko in 1976, Kabala in 1979, and...Read more
November 14, 2023
Pope Francis thanked the School Sisters of Notre Dame for their great contribution to the Church, especially in education, service, and spirituality, as he welcomed the congregation during its 25th General Chapter, taking place October 24 – November 17 in Rome. The Pope urged sisters to continue making Christ visible by effectively bearing witness to the joy of the Gospel...Read more
November 7, 2023
by Sister Sylvia Nyaboke Nyamira As members of a Laudato Si’ community, School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) have begun seeing aspects of our mission and ministry through the lens of the Pope’s 2015 encyclical. The document asks many things of us, including that we act in solidarity with the most vulnerable among us. As a former primary school teacher...Read more
October 6, 2023
Laudato Si’ and Community Resilience & Empowerment By Sister Judith Herold Goal 7 of Laudato Si’—Community Resilience & Empowerment—emphasizes community involvement and action aimed at caring for our common home. It asks each of us to organize and activate our communities to work toward solutions to the ecological crisis we all face. This goal reminds us that, although our responsibilities...Read more
August 27, 2023
By Sister Mary Heather MacKinnon The Season of Creation – What is it and how did it begin? The Season of Creation is a theological and liturgical time designated to celebrate our human relationship with all of creation. It is now a global and ecumenical movement that began in 1989 when Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios I declared September 1 as a...Read more
August 14, 2023
By Sister Helen Galadima The Laudato Si’ Action Platform, Goal One: Cry of the Earth holds a special place in the lives of the School Sisters of Notre Dame Province of Africa and the entire congregation. We become a Laudato Si’ congregation the moment we commit ourselves to the seven-year goals of Laudato Si’. In Laudato Si’, the concept of...Read more
July 25, 2023
By Sister Kathy Schmittgens “The Response to the Cry of the Poor is a call to promote eco-justice, aware that we are called to defend human life from conception to death, and all forms of life on Earth. Actions could include projects to promote solidarity, with special attention given to vulnerable groups such as indigenous communities, refugees, migrants, and children...Read more