August 7, 2019
“We educate, advocate, and act in collaboration with others for the dignity of life and the care of all creation.” ~Love Gives Everything  The racism and domestic terrorism that took the lives of our brothers and sisters the weekend of August 3-4 must be uprooted. We cannot allow ourselves to be numbed by yet another unspeakable mass murder. This time,...Read more
June 28, 2019
In 2010 the Archdiocese of Chicago opened the cause for canonization for Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first African-American priest in the United States. On June 11, 2019 Pope Francis issued a “Decree of Heroic Virtue,” thus advancing the cause of Fr. Tolton and granting him the title of “Venerable.”A lot has been written about Fr. Tolton’s life, including the fact...Read more
June 14, 2019
By: Michele Levandoski, Archivist, School Sisters of Notre Dame North American Archives The women’s suffrage movement began in the mid-19th century and for more than 70 years, American women lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied and practiced civil disobedience, including imprisonment, in an attempt to achieve the right to vote. By the early 20th century, many states had given women either full...Read more
May 23, 2019
I am in Douglas, Arizona, with the SSNDs who live and work here: Judy Bourg, Lucy Nigh, Pat Ferrick and Helen Jones. It has been such a wonderful and a challenging experience for me; moments that I also recommend to other Sisters who have never had an experience with immigrants at the border. Different situations have touched me deeply. Here...Read more
May 9, 2019
On May 9, we celebrate the Feast Day of Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger (1797-1879), foundress of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Download a prayer for Blessed Theresa’s Feast Day. Read “Today in the Congregation, past, and present” post on this Feast Day. Greetings from around the world!    ...Read more
May 2, 2019
The Provincial Councils of the Province of Africa (AF) and the Atlantic-Midwest (AM) and the Central Pacific (CP) provinces met on April 3-5, 2019 in St. Louis Missouri, at Sancta Maria in Ripa for their biannual Collaborative Leadership meeting. The group welcomed the presence of S. Carolyn Anyega and S. Martina Radez who represented the General Council. S. Carolyn and...Read more
April 30, 2019
We are grateful for the Spirit’s presence and the generosity of the sisters of the Province of Africa throughout the election process. The election results are: Sister Rosemary Oyin-oza Asishana – Provincial Leader Sister Dawida Krzempek – Provincial Councilor, Vicar Sister Antoinette Cornelius – Provincial Councilor The sisters of the province thank you for your prayerful support during this sacred...Read more