October 31, 2022
National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) in the U.S. is November 6-12, 2022. The SSND North American Vocation Team invites everyone to consider what can be done to increase the awareness and understanding of religious vocations during NVAW and beyond. 10 ways to help promote a culture of vocation: Pray for all young people to be open to hearing and following...Read more
October 20, 2022
We are happy to be a part of the fourth annual Meet Our Sisters Tour during National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) November 6-12, 2022. The “tour” highlights the life, mission and ministries of Catholic sisters living and serving throughout Illinois. Learn more here. School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) were founded in 1833 in Bavaria by Blessed Theresa of Jesus...Read more
October 5, 2022
National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) is November 6-12, 2022. SSND in Illinois are participating in the Meet Our Sisters Tour. Discovering God’s will for your life – your vocation – is a process. It is not just one decision, but a collection of decisions that leads to peace and joy in your heart. God wants you to be happy! Listening...Read more
September 20, 2022
According to Sister Bridget Waldorf, she “put in a lot of miles” this summer. As a member of the North American Vocation Team (NAVT) for the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND), Sister Bridget made sure she had plenty of opportunities to accompany young people during their summer break this year. This meant participation in several days-long programs scheduled throughout...Read more
June 17, 2022
by Sister Stephanie Spandl, SSND   “What’s a vocation? Who has one?” (Hint: we all do!) These were a couple of the opening questions Sisters Jill Laszewski and I asked 17 students at St. Jerome’s Catholic School in Maplewood, Minnesota. Thanks to the efforts of Sister Audrey Lindenfelser who ministers at the school, we received an invitation, as members of...Read more
May 6, 2022
World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be observed Sunday, May 8, 2022. It is also known as “Good Shepherd Sunday.” The purpose of this day is to publicly fulfill the Lord’s instruction to, “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest” (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). Please pray that young men and women hear and respond...Read more
February 16, 2022
“What is the tallest mountain in the United States and how many meters is it?” With that final question, the North American Vocation Team (NAVT) closed out its Second Annual SSND Trivia Night to celebrate Catholic Schools Week. The online event brings together high schools affiliated with SSND as a way to deepen the connection among the NAVT, the students...Read more
February 2, 2022
“What would the Church be without religious sisters and consecrated laywomen? The Church cannot be understood without them.” ~Pope Francis, February 2022 February 2 is the World Day for Consecrated Life, instituted in 1997 by Pope Saint John Paul II. This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord which is also known as Candlemas Day;...Read more
October 15, 2021
>>Click here for a recording of the session. Chicago area members of Communicators for Women Religious (CWR) invite you to the third annual Meet Our Sisters Tour (MOST), a collaborative event during National Vocation Awareness Week (November 7-13, 2021) to raise awareness of the vast presence of Catholic sisters who live and serve in Chicagoland. The “tour” is open to...Read more
June 2, 2021
We have been extremely busy responding to at least 150 migrants who are expelled daily into our sister city, Agua Prieta in Sonora, Mexico. I arrive at our migrant center in Agua Prieta at 2 a.m. to welcome and offer warm food, coffee, clothing, simple medical care and an open heart to these women and men. We have volunteers around...Read more