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Pancake Breakfast February 21

Posted on: December 30, 2015 3:00 pm
Tags: Events, Uganda,

The 20th Annual Uganda Mission Pancake Breakfast will take place Sunday, February 21, 2016. 

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Congress reinstates IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions

Posted on: December 22, 2015 8:00 am

Congress recently reinstated a law that allows you to make a tax-free gift from your IRA. Known as the IRA charitable rollover, this law no longer has an expiration date so you are free to make annual gifts to the Sisters of Notre Dame from your IRA this year...and well into the future.

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BLOG: Sr. Luann "lightens up"

Posted on: December 21, 2015 4:00 pm
Tags: St charles, Blog,

Sr. Mary Luann Bender, the Mission & Ministry Coordinator at St. Charles Community, reflects on downsizing and her upcoming move from the convent at St. Charles Community to temporary residence at the St. Charles Lodge.

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Sr. Mary Colleen Dillon 1931-2015

Posted on: December 18, 2015 11:00 am

Sister Mary Colleen Dillon passed into the arms of our loving Father on November 28, 2015, at the age of 84.

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2015 Maintenance Trip Photos

Posted on: December 18, 2015 10:00 am
Tags: Uganda,

The 2015 Uganda Maintenance Trip was an adventurous and productive success! Among many of the jobs, hundreds of screens were replaced, four new doorways were installed, and water-damaged ceilings were patched and painted. Click here for photos.

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Bricks for Buseesa

Posted on: December 7, 2015 5:30 am
Tags: Uganda,
The St. Julie Nursery School in Buseesa, Uganda is bursting at the seams! With your help, we hope to build and open a new nursery school by February 2017. Click here to make a donation and send a message to our students and SNDs in Uganda: https://sndky.weshareonline.org/BricksforBuseesa
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Giving Tuesday

Posted on: November 27, 2015 3:00 pm
On December 1st, you can participate in ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ by showing your support for the Sisters of Notre Dame! With our dedicated partners in mission, we are able to work in the margins of society, being Jesus to others and lifting up those most in need.If you wish to donate to the Covington SNDs on Giving Tuesday, you can do so at https://sndky.weshareonline.org/ws/opportunities

Thank you to our many volunteers and donors who give so much in support of the Notre Dame ministries and Jesus' mission.
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Did you know...?

Posted on: November 23, 2015 12:00 pm
Tags: Did you know, Blog,

by Sr. Mary Joan Terese Niklas

Did you know...the current parking lot at St. Joseph Heights was formerly a pond?

The current, large blacktop parking lot in the back yard of the provincial center replaced the original pond on Mr. Heck’s farm. In 1912 when Mr. Heck agreed to sell his farm to the Sisters of Notre Dame, the property included a pond. An amazing event occurred on the morning of March 18, 1933. 

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Partner Spotlight: Leanette Bockweg

Posted on: November 18, 2015 3:20 pm
Tags: Spotlight,

I went to St. Augustine School in Covington, KY for six years and became close to many Sisters of Notre Dame.  My first grade teacher was Sister Agnita.  She was very dear.  Of course, in the second grade I had Sr. Mary de Lellis, who led us through our First Communion. Then in the third grade I had dear Sister Mary Francello Orth.  She still remembers my sister's name today and asks how she is doing in Memphis. You see, my sister was the bright one in the family and a hard act to follow.

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"Why are these women so happy?"

Posted on: November 13, 2015 2:00 pm
Tags: Blog,

by Sr. Mary Suzanne Rose

“Why are these women so happy?” That’s the question that I wanted answered throughout my twelve years of school with the Sisters of Notre Dame. These women who had taught me since I was a little girl at St. Stephen’s School in Newport and then at Notre Dame Academy were really and truly happy people. I wanted what they had.

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Sr. Mary Kathelyn Fritz 1924-2015

Posted on: November 11, 2015 4:00 pm

Sr. Mary Kathelyn Fritz passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. Services will be held on Thursday, November 12 at the Sisters of Notre Dame Provincial Center.

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Sr. Bernard Clare reunites with childhood friend

Posted on: November 3, 2015 1:00 pm
Tags: Lourdes hall, Retirement,

On November 2, 2015, Sr. Bernard Clare Budde welcomed a friend from her childhood to the St. Joseph Heights Provincial Center.

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Did you know...?

Posted on: October 27, 2015 2:00 pm
Tags: Did you know, Blog

by Sr. Mary Joan Terese Niklas

Did you know...why the Covington provincial center was (and is) called St. Joseph Heights?

In 1907 the Sisters of Notre Dame purchased a portion of the Fedders Farm (the current Park Hills Animal Hospital) and the adjacent Berry Farm on Lexington Pike/Dixie Highway.

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Oct. 19-23: National Estate Planning Awareness Week

Posted on: October 19, 2015 12:00 pm

Did you know? 

  • Over 120,000,000 Americans do not have an up-to-date estate plan in place (H. Res. 1499). 
  • Making a planned gift doesn't require that you be wealthy--only that you be willing to include the charity of your choice in your estate planning.
  • Planned gifts can include: Wills/Bequests, Gifts of Stock...
 
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Sr. Paulynne checks in from Uganda

Posted on: October 19, 2015 9:00 am
Tags: Uganda,

Sr. Mary Paulynne Tubick (California Province) recently wrote to Sr. Mary Janet Stamm (Covington Province) with updates from the mission in Uganda.

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BLOG: On a Mission

Posted on: October 13, 2015 2:00 pm
Tags: Uganda, Blog,

by Sr. Mary Rita Geoppinger

This November Sr. Mary Rita Geoppinger will return to the SND mission in Uganda with eight volunteers. They are referred to as "the maintenance group" and will spend ten days taking on repairs and updates at the SND schools in Buseesa, Uganda. Sr. Mary Rita recently reflected on the upcoming trip, its challenges, and its blessings.  

What excites me most about the maintenance group making the trip is their dedication to "never leaving a job unfinished." Bob said this in the name of all the workers last year and true to their word, those who are able are returning.

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Partner Spotlight: Mary Ellen Millar

Posted on: October 13, 2015 11:00 am
Tags: Spotlight, Associates,

Why do I enjoy being a part of the Notre Dame family, especially as an Associate of Notre Dame?  That is so simple, one word−relationship. 

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BLOG: Celebration in Birmingham

Posted on: October 12, 2015 3:00 pm
Tags: Blog, Lourdes hall,

by Sr. Mary Ruth Lubbers

On October 10 and 11, 2015, Sisters Mary Ann Christine Kathman, Claire Engbersen, Lourita Warken, and Ruth Lubbers took part in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and School’s 110th Anniversary celebration in Birmingham, Alabama.  

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Bishop John Stowe visits Motherhouse

Posted on: October 6, 2015 4:00 pm

Bishop John Stowe, who is the Bishop of the Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky, visited the SND Motherhouse on September 10, 2015. The Bishop was in Rome for the orientation program presented by the Vatican for all new bishops. Read the full story on snd1.org.

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Foundation Day Reflections

Posted on: October 1, 2015 3:00 pm
Tags: Blog,

The Sisters of Notre Dame were founded on October 1, 1850 in Coesfeld, Germany. 

After 165 years of active apostolic ministry, there are countless instances of inspiration. However, there are bound to be a few funny stories, as well. Click below to read what inspires us today and the memories that made a few of us chuckle over the years.

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BLOG: My first year as a Patient Support Navigator

Posted on: September 22, 2015 9:00 am
Tags: Blog, St claire regional,

by Sr. Marge Mouch

In October 2015, I will complete my first year as a Patient Support Navigator (PSN) at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, KY. I love this work!

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Holy Spirit Delegation September 2015 Newsletter

Posted on: September 21, 2015 3:00 pm
Tags: Uganda, East africa,

In this issue of the Holy Spirit Delegation newsletter:

  • New delegation center
  • Zinduka Women's Centre's first aid course
  • African Child Day
  • Creating a love of music in Kenya
  • Maasai women self-help groups: Leather goods production, bee-keeping, first bank accounts, and more

Click here to read the Sisters of Notre Dame Holy Spirit Delegation September 2015 Newsletter.

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Choosing to be Catholic: Charis Retreat Nov. 6-8

Posted on: September 21, 2015 1:00 pm
Tags: Retreats, Events,

In the craziness of life, it doesn't hurt to pause to discover more about yourself, your faith, and how it fits into the big picture.

Young adults are invited to the Charis "Choosing to be Catholic Retreat" hosted by the Sisters of Notre Dame.

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DHL delivers books to St. Julie Mission

Posted on: September 21, 2015 1:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

DHL and the students at Notre Dame Elementary in Chardon, Ohio showed their generosity once again! During their annual fundraiser for the Sisters of Notre Dame Uganda Mission, the students raised money for the purchase of phonics books for their peers in Buseesa, Uganda. 

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BLOG: 15 of 101 days in Uganda

Posted on: September 15, 2015 12:00 pm
Tags: Blog, Uganda,

by Mekenzie Elbert

The first fifteen days of this journey have been filled with many exciting, scary, and adventurous learning experiences! It is now the second week of school, and the first full week for the primary students. Culture differences are so real, and I think I have been experiencing the truest form of culture shock.
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Associate Candidates 2015-2016

Posted on: September 13, 2015 10:00 am
Tags: Associates,

Welcome to the 2015-2016 Associates of Notre Dame candidates.

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In the news...SND National Novitiate

Posted on: September 10, 2015 3:00 pm

The Sisters of Notre Dame National Novitiate was featured in The Messenger and on SisterStory.

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BLOG: First 3 days of my 101 day journey

Posted on: September 4, 2015 10:00 am
Tags: Uganda, Blog,
On August 31, 2015, Mekenzie Elbert left Kentucky for the SND mission in Uganda. Mekenzie was invited to teach at St. Julie Mission in Buseesa, serving as a substitute teacher for Sr. Mary Judith Averbeck while she returns for a home visit in October. 
Mekenzie wrote to us upon her arrival in Uganda...
"I have finally made it to Buseesa. I must say, it feels like I have already been back in Africa for weeks."
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Eight going on nun: Happy birthday, Trinity!

Posted on: September 3, 2015 3:00 pm
Tags: Blog,

by Sr. Mary Judith Niewahner

One of the families at Holy Spirit Child Development Center recently asked if we sisters would be willing to let their daughter, Trinity, have her 8th birthday party at the convent in Newport, KY. An interesting request, and one we were happy to fulfill! The young girl's wish is to become a sister when she grows up. She also wished to have a nun birthday party.

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World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation

Posted on: September 1, 2015 1:00 pm
Tags: Jpic,

Pope Francis has proclaimed September 1 a day of Prayer for Creation.  This “Season of Creation” concludes October 4, the Feast of Saint Francis. 

Francis invites each of us individually and as a community to enter into this period through Prayer, Reflection, by Reducing our Ecological Footprint and through Advocacy.

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September 27 Open House

Posted on: August 27, 2015 1:00 pm
Tags: Events,

As part of the Year of Consecrated Life, Pope Francis has called us to Wake Up The World! and joyfully proclaim the Gospel with those around us.

One way we plan to celebrate this call is by inviting everyone to the SND Provincial House to spend time with the Sisters of Notre Dame, learn about our various ministries, and explore the grounds. 

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Upcoming Uganda trips featured in Cincinnati Enquirer

Posted on: August 24, 2015 1:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

Mekenzie Elbert's August-December teaching experience and the SND Maintenance Group's November work visit at the Uganda Mission were featured in the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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Meet Mayra and Nicole

Posted on: August 12, 2015 11:00 am

Meet Mayra and Nicole!

In 2014, both Mayra Martinez and Nicole Varnerin joined as postulants with the Sisters of Notre Dame. On Monday, August 10, they arrived in Covington, home of the new National Novitiate House (where Sr. Marla Monahan now serves as director).

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Watch: Wake Up the World!

Posted on: August 11, 2015 4:00 pm
Tags: Hispanic ministry,

Sr. Maria Francine Stacy was interviewed by Catholic Social Action-Archdiocese of Cincinnati in June 2015 regarding the Year of Consecrated Life. Hear what she had to say about Waking Up the World as a Sister of Notre Dame. 

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BLOG: Notre Dame Education Summit

Posted on: August 5, 2015 10:00 am
Tags: Blog,

by Sr. Mary Rita Geoppinger

The Education Summit sponsored by the SND National Education Office was aptly named because the time together - June 18-20, 2015 - really did represent a high point in the history of Notre Dame Education. The Summit was held at the University of Dayton. Over 150 teachers and administrators from many of our schools from the 4 U.S. Provinces, as well as our Notre Dame Schools in India, Tanzania, and Uganda were present to share the ND heritage and charism and to look toward its future full of hope.

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Best Chapter Magazine: A new era for NDA

Posted on: August 5, 2015 9:20 am
Tags: Nda,

The Notre Dame Academy president-principal model is featured in the summer 2015 issue of Best Chapter Magazine.

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Volunteers at mission in Uganda

Posted on: August 3, 2015 2:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

This fall, the St. Julie Mission in Uganda will welcome volunteers from Northern Kentucky.

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SND Vocation Directors meet in Covington

Posted on: July 28, 2015 5:00 pm
Tags: Sndusa,

Before convening with more than 400 fellow Sisters of Notre Dame in Columbus, OH, the four U.S. vocation directors came together in Covington, Kentucky.  Sr. Valerie Marie Roxburgh (Thousand Oaks, CA), Sr. Kathleen Mary Hine (Chardon, OH), Sr. Mary Teresita Richards (Toledo, OH), and Sr. Mary Ruth Lubbers (Covington, KY) met from July 20-22 to review and edit the in-the-works SND vocation website. This has been an ongoing collaboration between the four provinces’ vocation offices and communication staff.

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BLOG: Associates show their support at SND*USA

Posted on: July 28, 2015 12:00 pm
Tags: Blog, Sndusa,

by Sr. Mary Rita Geoppinger

SND-USA as an event is over but, in reality, SND-USA has been happening and will continue to happen, grow and change as the years go on. For this reason it was delightful to view an old video (1989) showing the anniversary celebration in Toledo of Sr. Aloysia's death. This ran on jumbotron screens during lunch breaks in the assembly area. It was fun to see how we were then and to muse on how much we have changed. It made us very conscious of how far we have come in 25 years, which doesn't seem all that long ago.

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BLOG: Spirit action at SND*USA

Posted on: July 27, 2015 12:50 pm
Tags: Blog, Sndusa,

by Sr. Mary Dolores Giblin

What a blast—of Spirit action, openness to that action and to others encountered.  Altogether an enriching and motivating experience! I think we all walked away from the SND*USA gathering feeling like it is truly a blessing to belong to the Notre Dame family in the United States.

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BLOG: Morning Mass at SND*USA

Posted on: July 24, 2015 2:00 pm
Tags: Sndusa, Blog,

by Sr. Marla Monahan

Today was the first full day of the SND*USA National Gathering. The morning began with a liturgy led by Monsignor Charles Singler, who is Director of Priestly Vocations/Office of Divine Worship for the Diocese of Toledo and was educated by the Sisters of Notre Dame in Sandusky, OH. Appropriately, his focus for us was joy and courage.

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SND*USA: Updates from the National Gathering

Posted on: July 24, 2015 7:00 am
Tags: Sndusa,

The SND*USA National Gathering is July 23-26 in Columbus, Ohio.

428 Sisters of Notre Dame from the four US provinces will gather in one hotel to plan and pray as we work toward becoming one US province. Click here to follow updates from the national gathering. 

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BLOG: Columbus, here we come!

Posted on: July 23, 2015 10:00 am
Tags: Sndusa, Blog,

by Sr. Mary Margaret Droege

Today is the day:  The day we’ve been anticipating for weeks – no, months!  In a few hours we are off to Columbus to meet with sisters from our three other USA provinces: Thousand Oaks, CA, Toledo, OH, and Chardon, OH.  This “Gathering” as we call it, is one of the major steps as we move forward to form one SND-USA province.

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BLOG: Reunited...for the first time

Posted on: July 15, 2015 4:00 pm
Tags: Blog, Uganda,

by Sr. Mary Margaret Droege

Since 2006, when our first Uganda sister was professed, I had known our young women only through their photos and had heard stories about their participation in ministry, their enthusiasm, and their kindness.  Finally in June, the sisters in Covington would be able to meet two of these sisters, speak with them, and hear something of their personal stories.

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The Pulse now on ISSUU

Posted on: July 14, 2015 11:10 am

Starting with the spring 2015 publication of The Pulse, all issues will be available on ISSUU.

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BLOG: Full house, full hearts

Posted on: July 14, 2015 11:00 am
Tags: Blog, Uganda,

by Sr. Mary Janet Stamm

Summer 2015 saw many visitors at the Covington provincial center! In June, we welcomed several of our sisters from India and Uganda to St. Joseph Heights. Sr. Mary Janet Stamm took a moment after their departures to reflect on their visits.

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20 Years in Uganda

Posted on: July 13, 2015 3:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

20 years. 2 decades. 240 months. A million beautiful memories.

On July 13, 1995, Sr. Mary Janet Stamm and Sr. Mary Delrita Glaser arrived in Uganda, East Africa, ready to build a mission that would transform a region.

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Annual Festival Hispanos in Dayton, OH

Posted on: June 22, 2015 1:00 pm
Tags: Hispanic ministry,

The second annual Festival Hispanos took place in Dayton, OH on June 14, 2015. Sr. Maria Francine Stacy shared photos from the fun and friendly event.

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BLOG: Father's Day, June 21, 2015

Posted on: June 21, 2015 12:00 pm
Tags: Blog,

by Sr. Margie Mouch

Father’s Day! What a wonderful way to celebrate it this year with our new Bishop John Stowe...

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June 21 Sunday Mass at 9:00 a.m.

Posted on: June 15, 2015 11:00 am

Mass on Sunday, June 21 will take place at 9:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Heights Chapel. 

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You could win big!

Posted on: June 12, 2015 2:00 pm
Tags: Festival,

Click here to buy your tickets for the 4th of July Festival Grand Raffle! If your name is drawn, you could win $500, $1000, or $2500. One ticket costs just one dollar. 

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2015 Jubilee photos

Posted on: June 11, 2015 10:00 am
Tags: Jubilee,

Family and friends filled St. Agnes Church on June 7, 2015 in celebration of this year's Covington SND Jubilarians. View photos

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St. Julie Mission remembers Ugandan martyrs

Posted on: June 9, 2015 9:00 am
Tags: Uganda,

Wednesday, June 3 was the Feast of the Ugandan Martyrs.

Sr. Mary Paulynne Tubick, who serves at the SND mission in Uganda, wrote to Sr. Mary Janet Stamm on June 4 with an update on how the Sisters of Notre Dame and students recognized this important day in Ugandan and Christian history. 

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BLOG: Sr. Maria Christina's retreat in Manhattan

Posted on: June 8, 2015 3:00 pm
Tags: Blog,

by Sr. Maria Christina Hennig

In August 2014, Sr. Maria Christina Hennig made a different kind of annual retreat. She participated in spiritual exercises on the streets of Manhattan. 

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Jubilarians to celebrate on June 7

Posted on: June 4, 2015 11:00 am
Tags: Events,

The Covington Province will celebrate and honor our 2015 Jubilarians on Sunday, June 7 at St. Agnes Church in Park Hills, KY. 

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SND nature trail volunteers

Posted on: June 3, 2015 2:00 pm
Tags: Nature trail,

The Covington Sisters of Notre Dame are looking for a few helping hands on the nature trail. No green thumb required!

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Feast of the Ugandan Martyrs

Posted on: June 3, 2015 9:30 am
Tags: Uganda,

Each year thousands of pilgrims flock to both the Catholic and Anglican shrines near Kampala, Uganda to mark the feast of the Ugandan Martyrs (June 3). Christians pay homage to the 45 martyrs who were killed between 1885-1887 by the ruling monarch for practicing their Christian religion.

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June 2015 Partner Spotlight: Allison Kiefer

Posted on: June 2, 2015 12:00 pm
Tags: Spotlight, Retreats,
I've been involved with the Sisters of Notre Dame for as long as I can remember. From the time I started school at St. Augustine in Covington, moved onto high school at Notre Dame Academy, and well into my college and young adult life, I have loved being around and volunteering with the sisters.
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BLOG: A one-day pilgrimage

Posted on: June 1, 2015 1:00 pm
Tags: Blog,

by Sr. Mary Margaret Agnes Hemmerle

There are many ways to pray. On Wednesday, May 27, 2015 we set out on a way that was begun or rather revitalized in the 16th century by St. Philip Neri in Rome. I am talking about a walking pilgrimage. 

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BLOG: How my life is different in retirement

Posted on: May 29, 2015 3:00 pm
Tags: Blog, Retirement

by Sr. Mary Janet Stamm

Life is a journey.  I am still on the way.  Reflecting on this truth helped me as I ended one grand chapter of my life, took wings and then set foot on a whole new path.  After eighteen years in active ministry in education at St. Julie Mission in Uganda, East Africa, I returned home to stay.

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Sr. Mary Ruth Lubbers to throw out first pitch

Posted on: May 28, 2015 4:00 pm
Sister Mary Ruth Lubbers, SND, will throw out the first pitch at the June 3 Florence Freedom doubleheader.
 
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New Holy Spirit Delegation in East Africa

Posted on: May 26, 2015 4:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

On May 24, 2015 in Arusha, Tanzania, the SND mission in Uganda joined the SND missions from Tanzania and Kenya to form the new Holy Spirit General Delegation. The formation of the delegation is the next step for Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya before they become a province.

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Sr. Cormarie Rebhan races for a cure in Rome

Posted on: May 18, 2015 1:00 pm

On Sunday, May 17, 2015, Sr. Cormarie Rebhan volunteered at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Rome. 

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Associates celebrate Feast of the Visitation

Posted on: May 18, 2015 10:00 am
Tags: Associates,

Covington SND Associates gathered on May 16, 2015 to celebrate the Feast of the Visitation. 

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Happy Feast of St. Julie

Posted on: May 13, 2015 3:40 pm

May 13 is the Feast of St. Julie Billiart, the spiritual mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame.

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Sold! Sr. Mary Ann Christine's artwork sells at auction

Posted on: May 8, 2015 11:00 am
Tags: Lourdes hall, Retirement,

Move over, Monet! Sr. Mary Ann Christine Kathman’s artwork was recently chosen as an auction item to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Cincinnati Chapter. The live auction took place at The Art of Making Memories benefit on May 7, 2015 at the Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati.

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May 2015 Partner Spotlight: Tina Bernheimer

Posted on: May 7, 2015 11:30 am
Tags: Spotlight, Retirement, Lourdes hall,

The Sisters of Notre Dame taught me when I was a child at St Martin’s in Cincinnati and were a big influence on me. How fortunate for me to be reacquainted with the Sisters so many years later.

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Sr. Maria Francine Stacy honored with El Amigo Del Pueblo Award

Posted on: May 6, 2015 5:00 pm
Tags: Hispanic ministry,

“We are very proud of Sister Maria Francine. She really gives of herself, always and in many ways. I am so proud that she is a witness in showing God’s love to his people.” These were the supportive words expressed by Sister Margaret Agnes Hemmerle after Sister Maria Francine Stacy was awarded the El Amigo Del Pueblo Award at the Second Annual Amigos Latinos Gala on April 24, 2015.

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April 11 Day of Service

Posted on: May 1, 2015 2:00 pm

On April 11, 2015, a group of 77 Covington Sisters of Notre Dame and 20 of their partners in mission took part in the Covington Province's annual Day of Service.

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May Crowning

Posted on: May 1, 2015 11:30 am

We give special attention to honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary during the month of May. Today, we celebrated the annual May Crowning of the statue of Mary in the St. Joseph Heights Chapel, commencing our month of devotion.

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Stretch Your Heart: New Orleans

Posted on: May 1, 2015 11:00 am
Tags: Retreats, Events,

Single women between 18-40 are invited to join the Sisters of Notre Dame for a week of service and fellowship in New Orleans!

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The power of a pancake!

Posted on: April 22, 2015 4:00 pm

Many of our blessed partners in mission came to the 19th Annual Pancake Breakfast on April 19, 2015 in support of the SND mission in Uganda.

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NDUEC seeks volunteers

Posted on: April 21, 2015 4:00 pm

Notre Dame Urban Education Center (NDUEC) is seeking volunteers who wish to help provide educational support services to young children in Covington.

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Notre Dame Academy announces new principal

Posted on: April 15, 2015 4:00 pm
Tags: Nda,

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Jack VonHandorf, who will serve as the next principal of Notre Dame Academy, Park Hills.

We welcome Mr. VonHandorf with joyful prayer as he assumes this exciting role, which promotes and celebrates the SND charism and values of St. Julie Billiart, our spiritual mother.

Welcome and congratulations, Mr. VonHandorf!

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2015 Associate Covenant Ceremony

Posted on: April 13, 2015 8:00 am
Tags: Associates,

On April 12, 2015 in the St. Joseph Heights Chapel, the Sisters of Notre Dame welcomed Theresa Brugger, Anna Geoppinger, Kim Downs, Chris Wilson, and Irene Hasenfratz to the SND Associate Program. 

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April 2015 Partner Spotlight: Marilyn Willenbrink

Posted on: April 10, 2015 3:40 pm
Tags: Spotlight,

My connection to the Sisters of Notre Dame began as a first grader at St. Augustine School in Covington, Ky.  It was as a first grader that I met a gentle giant of a woman, Sister Mary Francello Orth.  I was ever so fortunate to also have Sister Mary Francis Dirr in my life as a second grader.  Sister Mary Francis prepared me well for the reception of the sacraments of Confession and First Communion.

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Sr. Maria Christina Hennig, SND, receives chaplaincy certificate

Posted on: April 6, 2015 4:00 pm

Sister Maria Christina Hennig, SND, received her chaplaincy certificate on March 7, 2015. The certification ceremony took place at the National Association of Catholic Chaplains Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. 

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Sr. Mary Rita and Sr. Mary Luann attend Religious Education Congress

Posted on: March 31, 2015 3:00 pm

Along with 32,000 other participants, Sr. Mary Rita Geoppinger and Sr. Mary Luann Bender attended the March 13-15 Religious Education Congress in Los Angeles, California.

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Sr. Mary Sheila Felix 1915-2015

Posted on: March 26, 2015 4:00 pm

Sr. Mary Sheila Felix, SND, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Services will be held Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Sisters of Notre Dame Provincial Center. 

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Pancake Breakfast April 19, 2015

Posted on: March 16, 2015 9:00 am
Tags: Uganda, Events

Annual Pancake Breakfast to support the SND Uganda, East Africa Mission
Sunday, April 19, 2015
8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Notre Dame Academy Cafeteria, 1699 Hilton Drive, Park Hills, KY
Adults: $6.00 / Children: $4.00

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March 2015 Partner Spotlight: Erin Cummings

Posted on: March 2, 2015 2:00 pm
Tags: Spotlight, Uganda, Nda,
The Sisters of Notre Dame are missioned to proclaim God’s goodness and provident care, but we do not do it alone! Hundreds of individuals and organizations dedicate their prayers, their time, and various resources to share in carrying out Jesus’ read more …

WATCH: St. Claire and Sr. Mary Jeanne Frances Cleves on Kentucky Life

Posted on: March 2, 2015 1:00 pm
Tags: St claire regional,

Did you miss the February 21 airing of Kentucky Life that featured St. Claire Regional and Sr. Mary Jeanne Frances Cleves, SND? Don't worry! KET archived the episode online. Click here to watch.

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Pay It Forward! April 11, 2015 Day of Service

Posted on: March 2, 2015 11:00 am
Tags: Events,

Pay it forward at the annual SND Day of Service on Saturday, April 11, 2015! We will meet at the SND Provincial House before heading out to service agencies in the Greater Cincinnati area.

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KET Kentucky Life to feature Sr. Jeanne Frances and St. Claire Regional

Posted on: February 16, 2015 9:00 am
Tags: St claire regional,

Sr. Mary Jeanne Frances Cleves and St. Claire Regional Medical Center will be featured on KET's Kentucky Life on Saturday, February 21, 2015. 

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February 2015 Partner Spotlight: Donna Kramer

Posted on: February 9, 2015 1:00 pm
Tags: Spotlight,

"My love for the Sisters of Notre Dame began as a small child.  The Sisters taught at St. John's grade school in Wilder, KY.  I had a brother or sister in just about every grade level when I attended the school and my family was very close to the Sisters..."

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How do I know if God is calling me to consecrated life?

Posted on: February 6, 2015 10:00 am
Tags: Retreats, Events,

Have you asked yourself this question? You may interested in the online Discernment Retreat offered this Lent by the Vocation Ministers of the Greater Cincinnati Area.

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Sr. Mary Renee Nienaber 1946-2015

Posted on: February 3, 2015 2:00 pm

Sr. Mary Renée Nienaber, SND, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 1, 2015. 

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What Next? Finding Answers with Faith Retreat

Posted on: February 3, 2015 12:30 pm
Tags: Retreats, Events,

Young adults are invited for a weekend of exploring the transitions that define our past, present, and future. Take time away on February 27-March 1, 2015 to reflect with others and on your own, listen to the experiences of a young adult team, and celebrate Mass.

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Christmas in Buseesa

Posted on: January 27, 2015 1:00 pm
Tags: Uganda

Following the African Conference from December 14 to 20, Sr. Mary Shauna Bankemper had the opportunity to visit our sisters in Uganda and spent Christmas in Buseesa. Visit snd1.org to read more and view photos from her trip.

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Women's Weekend Retreat: Soul Sisters

Posted on: January 20, 2015 1:00 pm
Tags: Retreats, Events

Register for the March 27-29 or April 17-19 Women's Weekend Retreat to connect with yourself and other women through fellowship and a shared journey of faith.

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Sabbatical Reflection: Sr. Marla Monahan, SND

Posted on: January 14, 2015 9:10 am

Srs. Marla Monahan, Mary Dennise Wagenlander, and Mary Lynette Shelton, having recently completed leadership terms after many years of ministry, were blessed to participate in a sabbatical period in the fall of 2014. Read Sr. Marla's Sabbatical Reflection.

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Sabbatical Reflection: Sr. Mary Lynette Shelton, SND

Posted on: January 14, 2015 9:10 am

Srs. Marla Monahan, Mary Dennise Wagenlander, and Mary Lynette Shelton, having recently completed leadership terms after many years of ministry, were blessed to participate in a sabbatical period in the fall of 2014. Read Sr. Mary Lynette's Sabbatical Reflection.

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Sabbatical Reflection: Sr. Mary Dennise Wagenlander, SND

Posted on: January 14, 2015 9:00 am

Srs. Marla Monahan, Mary Dennise Wagenlander, and Mary Lynette Shelton, having recently completed leadership terms after many years of ministry, were blessed to participate in a sabbatical period in the fall of 2014. Read Sr. Mary Dennise's Sabbatical Reflection.

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Ash Wednesday Day of Recollection: February 18

Posted on: January 6, 2015 1:00 pm
Tags: Retreats, Events,

Due to the snow, the February 18 Ash Wednesday Day of Recollection Retreat has been canceled.

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Catholic Schools Week 2015

Posted on: January 5, 2015 12:00 pm

On January 25-31, 2015, we will celebrate our history and our future in Catholic education as part of National Catholic Schools Week, but we do not want to celebrate alone.

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