Recent News

Links to articles, photos and news reports about SSND and the sisters

September 7
School Sisters of Notre Dame in Japan have reported they are fine after Typhoon Jebi struck earlier this week and from the earthquake that shook Hokkaido Island. They conveyed minor damage to homes and schools, and a few people with injuries from broken glass and falling objects. The earthquake paralyzed the northern island of Japan, and our SSND sisters are located in the southern central island.

Please continue to pray for all who have suffered from these, and other natural disasters here in our country and around the world.


August 29
Good News from Africa – Summer 2018 newsletter

August 21
Two novices in the Province of Africa will profess first vows on Saturday, August 25, at the Theresa House (Former Province of Africa Novitiate), in Sunyani, Ghana. Download the announcement here.

The new sisters are from left: Sisters Emelia Agana Ayambire, Esther Peter Bassey.


August 17
Passing the shovel: Center on Good Counsel Hill changes hands
– Mankato Free Press

August 9
Markus Sisters reunited after decades of far-flung religious life
– The Messenger

August 7
Two reflections on the LCWR book
– Global Sisters Report

August 1
St. Anthony Schools Celebrate 150th Anniversary
– Olney Daily Mail (Illinois)

July 26
Over 150 Years Of Catholic Sisters’ History Preserved In New Archive
– Wisconsin Public Radio

July 17
Path to religious life varies, especially when sisters start out non-Catholic
– Global Sisters Report

July 12
Local group honors the lives of deceased migrants in Cochise County
Herald/Review Media

July 11
Restoration Complete for Historic Bells at Convent Hill Gardens
– Milwaukee Independent

July 2
Celebrating animal wisdom
– Global Sisters Report

Simple action of carrying water in the desert prevents migrant deaths
– Global Sisters Report

June 27
Mankato Solar Garden One of Many Popping Up Across Minnesota
– KEYC Mankato

June 21

Women faith leaders at rally denounce separation of families at border
– Catholic Philly

Immigration response: Sisters condemn family separation, say root causes of migration remain unchanged
– Global Sisters Report

June 20
Shalom Action Alert: Oppose Two Anti-Immigration Bills Up for Vote this Week

June 19
School Sisters of Notre Dame Go Solar with Wilton’s 1st Solar Field
– Good Morning Wilton

Nearly 600 institutions back Catholic Climate Declaration
– National Catholic Reporter

June 18
Shalom Action Alert: Stop Separating Children and Families at the US Border

June 14
Reception to say thanks, bye
– The Daily Iberian

June 12
Two faithful servants tending God’s garden
– The Hamilton Spectator

June 6
Associate Article: Exploring ways to invite others into the SSND associate relationship

June 5
Nepal village’s preschool prepares children, parents for formal education
– Global Sisters Report

‘She’s been a gift’ — School Sister of Notre Dame renews vows in Golden Jubilee Mass
– The Catholic Sun

June 1
June Archives Spotlight: Motherhouse for the St. Louis Province
 Shalom Action Alert: Stop Family Separation

May 31

Shalom News North America

May 30

Graduation day for the teacher
– The Daily Iberian

May 23
Southeast Florida: Through the Eyes of an SSND Associate

Inspirational Reflections: Forsythia Bloom

May 22
Q & A with Sister Rosa Maria Troches, SSND, spreading the word on Honduran repression
– Global Sisters Report

May 15
The ‘chicken chaplain’
– Global Sisters Report

May 1
Ageing with Grace

April 28
The U.S. – Mexico Border: Through the Eyes of a Sister

April 24

Rana Plaza Disaster

Five years ago today, the Rana Plaza factory complex in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,100 garment workers and injuring 2,600. The School Sisters of Notre Dame are committed to ensuring safe working conditions, fair wages and corporate supply chain transparency. As members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), SSND has signed the ICCR Investor Statement released today. The statement assesses advancements made to improve worker health and safety in the Bangladesh apparel sector. 

April 17
100th anniversary of SSNDs in the Diocese of Bismarck, North Dakota.

April 11
Billy Graham built community
– Global Sisters Report

April 1
April Archives Spotlight

March 29
Caroline Center gives thanks for 22 years of leadership from SSND Sister Pat
– Archdiocese of Baltimore

March 28
‘Fiddler’ shows us ourselves
– Global Sisters Report

March 14
UN CSW – The Girl Child

March 13
UN CSW – Events Feature a Wealth of Topics

March 12
UN CSW – International Collaboration

March 11
St. Scholastica Students Join Sisters’ Ministry at U.S.-Mexico Border

March 7
Week of March 8-14 honors Catholic women religious
– CatholicPhilly

March 2
Sister acts: 200 years ago, nuns became St. Louis pioneers
– St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)

Faith-based shareholders pressure utilities to disclose climate risks

March 1
SSNDs to participate in UN Commission on the Status of Women

Responding in Love
 – The Tablet

March Archives Spotlight

February 27
Sister Ann Scholz, SSND, (center) joined with priests, sisters and lay Catholics from the Washington, D.C., area and across the country today – the Catholic Day of Action for Dreamers – to give public witness about the need for Washington to take action to protect the Dreamers.

February 22
Painting & praying

SSND MAP program update

February 21
SSND MAP program update

February 20
Immigration advocates hold on to hope after Senate DACA failure

SSND MAP program update

February 16
Sister Mary Foley, SSND, Women’s History Month Honoree

February 14
Healing from Trauma in South Sudan

February 13
Students to Experience Sisters’ Ministry at U.S.-Mexico Border

Reflection and Contemplation for Lent

February 8
New Coloring Pages & Prayer Card Resources for Students

Long-Time Notre Dame Professor, Dean and Leader Named Interim Provost
– Notre Dame of Maryland University

February 7
Mount Mary University recognized by National Weather Service for 50 years of service

February 2
SSND Nun Study featured in segment by Dr. Sanjay Gupta

February 1
February Archives Spotlight

January 31
A compass of compassion
– Global Sisters Report

January 26
Ahead of Super Bowl, Catholic partners ramp up anti-trafficking efforts
The Catholic Spirit, Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, Minnesota

January 24
Service learning at Notre Dame Prep aids refugees
– Archdiocese of Baltimore, Maryland

January 23
Some are surprised to learn Catholic sisters support certain issues
– Global Sisters Report

January 16
New Blessed Theresa Prayer Card

January 12
SSND Archives gives reporter chance to look up favorite teachers from 50 years ago

January 11
Syrian family lives, thrives on SSND campus
East Side Learning Center featured on local news

January 9
Recognizing racism: my own journey
– Global Sisters Report

January 4, 2018
Shalom News North America

January 2, 2018
Music Inspires Documentary
-Daughters of Charity Vocations U.S. 

December 29
SSND named interim director of LCWR
– Global Sisters Report

December 28
Gifts of gold, frankincense and mirth
– Global Sisters Report

December 18
Gilbertville Nun to head international congregation
The Courier (Waterloo, Iowa)
Brain studies help to understand dementia
Undark magazine

December 15
Marian House helps recovering Baltimore addicts through housing program
– CBS Baltimore

December 11

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon and chief medical correspondent for CNN, was filming at our campus in Mankato, Minnesota,…

Posted by School Sisters of Notre Dame on Monday, December 11, 2017

December 8
Retirement fund helps care for members, supports ministries
– The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul-Minneapolis, Minnesota)

November 16
‘Here I stand’ for justice
– Global Sisters Report

SSNDs join with U.S. Catholic Community in Delivering Climate Change Letter to President Trump and Congress
– Catholic Climate Covenant

November 10
Q&A with Sister Kieran Sawyer: Teaching youth about life and love
– Global Sisters Report

November 9
SSND North American Archives update

November 3
SSND General Chapter Press Release

School Sisters of Notre Dame General Council Elect

SSND General Council-elect, clockwise from top left: Sister Roxanne Schares, general superior; and general councilors: Irmã Inês Camiran, vicar; Sister Carolyn Anyega; Sister Kathleen Storms; Sestra M. Martina Radež; and Sister Julianne Lattner

November 2
SSND North American Archives update

November 1
Shalom News North America

October 25
Peace groups lobby Walz to support nuclear weapons ban
– Mankato Free Press (Minnesota)

October 24
Sister Roxanne Schares – SSND Foundation Day

October 21
SSND elects new General Council

October 19
 SSND North American Archives renovation update

October 17
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
-SSND – Global (YouTube)

Learning center founder to be honored
– Mankato Free Press (Minnesota)

October 12
 SSND North American Archives renovation update

Trust & Dare magazine (2017 edition)

October 11
International Day of the Girl video
-SSND – Global (YouTube)

October 9
Climate change and me
– Global Sisters Report

October 4

Celebrating the past, looking forward to the future! The Academy of Holy Angels (AHA) in Demarest, New Jersey,…

Posted by School Sisters of Notre Dame on Wednesday, October 4, 2017

40 Catholic institutions plan to divest from fossil fuels
– Catholic Philly (Pennsylvania)

October 3
SSND inducted into Loyola Hall of Fame
– Mankato Times (Minnesota)

Peace Day  event held at SSND
– Elm Grove News-Independent (Wisconsin)

October 2
Blessed Antonina Kratochwil

September 28
St. Saviour High School Celebrates 100 Years

SSND North American Archives renovation update

September 22
Dante’s wisdom in our political crisis
– Global Sisters Report

September 14
SSND North American Archives renovation update

Faith with works on Somerset St.
– Huffington post

School Sister Follows Christ Through Education
– Currents NY

September 8
St. Gabriel School band members meet high expectations
– S. Louis Review (Missouri)

September 7
SSND North American Archives renovation update

September 2
Wisconsin parish’s ministry helps seasonal workers build their faith
– Catholic Philly (Pennsylvania)

September 1
Caroline House receives $15K grant
– Westfair Communications (Connecticut)

August 31
SSND North American Archives renovation update

August 21
Pen pal assignment blossoms into unconventional friendship
– Mankato Free Press (Minnesota)

August 17
SSND North American Archives renovation update

August 16
Service dog brings new life to School Sisters of Notre Dame
– WBAL-TV 11 (Baltimore, MD)

August 10
Q & A with Sr. Barbara Paleczny, helping South Sudanese overcome trauma
– Global Sisters Report

SSND North American Archives renovation update

August 8
Sister leaders to connect contemplation with real world at 2017 LCWR Assembly
– Global Sisters Report

August 3
SSND North American Archives renovation update

July 27
SSND North American Archives renovation update

July 20
SSND North American Archives renovation update

July 13
SSND North American Archives renovation update

July 12
Wise as serpents, simple as doves: our strategy
– Global Sisters Report

July 7
Religious sisters believe anything is possible with help of God
– Florida Catholic Newspaper

July 6
New director of rural ministry eyes program’s growth
– Mankato Free Press (Minnesota)

July 5
Reflection on the apostolic visitation, 2008-2017
– Global Sisters Report

June 15
SSND Educational Center for Women – 2017 End of School Year Closing Ceremony
-School Sisters of Notre Dame Woodhaven (YouTube)

Q&A with Sr. Rose Rita Huelsmann, creating connections through prison ministry 
– Global Sisters Report

June 14
ASIC Initiative
-Living Our Faith Radio Show

St. Louis women religious team up to teach children
– Global Sisters Report

May 31
St. Thomas Aquinas High School chooses award winner

May 25
Sister Mary Jeanne Davidson, SSND, receives Catholic Missions in Canada’s 2017 St. Joseph Award
Sister Mary Jeanne Davidson, SSND, is the recipient of Catholic Missions in Canada’s (CMIC) 2017 St. Joseph Award. Sister Jeanne, of Peace River, Alberta, ministers in the First Nation communities of Cadotte Lake, Duncan First Nation and Little Buffalo in Northern Alberta. In a video that CMIC created, she discusses her ministry and her call to religious life. “I felt the love of Jesus, and I knew it is my vocation to follow him.” Watch her interview in the video below.

May 4
The way it’s supposed to be
– Global Sisters Report

April 27
Science and faith a natural fit for climate change marchers
– Global Sisters Report

April 19
Sister Patrice Garrity leaves inspiring legacy
– Boston Herald

April 11
Betrayal in Holy Week: A lesson for life
– Global Sisters Report

YTM Reflects: Palm Sunday | Prophets for our Time
– Youth in Theology and Ministry

National Science Foundation award establishes STEM scholar program
-Urban Milwaukee

April 7
‘Godsend’ to ex-inmates struggles after cut in state funds
– St. Louis Review (Missouri)

April 3
Sisters hoping visibility boosts vocations
– Our Sunday Visitor


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