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March 2, 2022
Click here for more SSND resources for peace. >>> The School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) condemn the military action in Ukraine and the suffering it is causing. SSND in Eastern Europe are responding to the needs of the refugees, mostly women and children, who are fleeing into neighboring countries to escape the ravages of the war. SSND are providing food, accommodations...Read more
February 22, 2022
The School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) North American Archives is the repository of historical documents and artifacts for the congregation in North America. Located at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the archives include more than 2,000 linear feet of records that date back to the establishment of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in North America. Learn more...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 11, 2022
When many adults are thinking about retirement or slowing down their professional careers, Sister Ann Coleman was just getting started on the next big step in her decades in education. A native of San Antonio, Sister Ann began teaching in 1965 and spent more than 40 years instructing students from fourth grade to high school in Louisiana, Texas and Missouri....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
January 27, 2022
From Michele Levandoski, archivist at the School Sisters of Notre Dame North American Archives: The original story behind this spoon was that Mother Caroline Friess brought it with her from Germany when she emigrated to the United States in 1847. The issue, however, is that it was engraved with the following: “Ven. Mother M. Caroline.” When Mother Caroline came to...Read more
January 12, 2022
“All Christians and people of good will are today called to work not only for the abolition of the death penalty, legal or illegal, in all its forms, but also to work for the improvement of prison conditions, out of respect for the human dignity of persons deprived of their freedom. I would link this to life imprisonment… A life...Read more
December 10, 2021
In 2015, Pope Francis’ encyclical letter Laudato Si’ inspired and urged the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics and all people of good will to take urgent action against the injustice of the climate emergency and the ecological crisis, to protect the poor and future generations. The School Sisters of Notre Dame has a long history of working for the care of creation and...Read more
December 9, 2021
On Wednesday, December 8, a new Atlantic-Midwest Provincial Council was installed during a ceremony at Villa Assumpta in Baltimore, Md. The ceremony appointed the following Sisters to a four-year term: Sister Charmaine Krohe, Provincial Leader Sister Mary Roy Weiss, Provincial Councilor/Vicar Sister Paula Dukehart, Provincial Councilor Sister Mary Fitzgerald, Provincial Councilor Sister Nancy Gilchriest, Provincial Councilor Sister Margaret Malone, Provincial Councilor...Read more
December 2, 2021
Click here for SSND resources on human trafficking A different kind of epidemic Effingham sits at the crossroads of two major U.S. interstates in the middle of rural Illinois. For a population of 12,500, there is an overabundance of truck stops, gas stations, restaurants and hotels; a great number of travelers just pass through on a daily basis. There is...Read more