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2016 In Memoriam

Posted on: December 29, 2016 4:50 pm

In 2016, family and friends contributed to the Sisters of Notre Dame in memory of these individuals. Please join us in remembering them in prayer.

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A REAL Adventure to Give

Posted on: December 29, 2016 3:00 pm

Six women who grew up in Bellevue, Kentucky, participated in the December 11 Adventure to Give. The story of how they came to participate goes back 55 years and was an adventure unto itself.

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Partner Spotlight: Larry and Kathy Kramer

Posted on: December 29, 2016 2:00 pm
Tags: Spotlight, Associates, Festival, Volunteer,

Growing up a Mt. Adams girl from the wrong side of the river, Kathy Kramer had to be “introduced” to Kentucky by her Covington Catholic graduate husband, Larry. Kathy took to the correct side of the river like a Buckeye fallen from a tree.

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Christmas Mass at St. Joseph Heights

Posted on: December 22, 2016 4:00 pm

Saturday, December 24, 2016 - Christmas Eve
7:45 p.m. Christmas Music begins
8:00 p.m. "Midnight" Mass

Sunday, December 25, 2016 - Christmas Day
10:00 a.m. Holy Mass for Christmas Day

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Charis Retreat March 3-5, 2017

Posted on: December 22, 2016 3:00 pm
Tags: Events, Retreats,

Do you wonder how you are supposed to model Christ's life and apply Gospel values to your own? Do you wish you could find a way to serve in today's world? Join us for the Jesus Retreat!

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2017 Women's Weekend Retreat

Posted on: December 21, 2016 11:00 am
Tags: Retreats, Events,

The 2017 Women's Weekend Retreats will take place on March 10-12 and April 7-9 at the St. Joseph Heights Provincial Center.

Guest speaker: Fr. Robert Ross, SJ
Theme: Walking the Talk

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Sisters and staff make Christmas wreaths

Posted on: December 15, 2016 3:00 pm

Sisters in Lourdes Hall and SND employees got together to make Christmas wreaths and get in the Christmas spirit together.

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Sisters visit Fr. Larry Tensi

Posted on: December 15, 2016 1:00 pm
Tags: Lourdes hall, Retirement,

Fr. Larry Tensi, pastor at St. Columban in Loveland, OH, recently invited sisters in Lourdes Hall to visit and view his crèche collection.

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Uganda Truck Appeal

Posted on: December 14, 2016 2:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

The sisters at the mission in Uganda hope to replace their current 4x4 truck. Click to hear from Sr. Anita Marie Stacy and read more about this initiative.

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Adventure to Give THANK YOU

Posted on: December 13, 2016 10:00 am
Tags: Advent, Volunteer,

Dear Sisters and Friends,

Sunday's Adventure to Give was truly a blessed time! Thanks to each of you for your participation in the day!  Your generous sharing of yourselves in so many ways provided for much joy and comfort for others.  It was a pleasure to have you come to together with us for this Advent prayer, reflection and service time.

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Celebrating the Feast of St. Nicholas

Posted on: December 7, 2016 1:00 pm
Tags: Lourdes hall, Advent,

We enjoyed celebrating the Feast of St. Nicholas as a community. At supper on December 6, we began with singing in Lourdes Hall and then proceeded to the large dining room, caroling along the way. Apple turnovers, fruit, and candy are special treats we always serve on this day.

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December 3 Associate Gathering

Posted on: December 5, 2016 2:00 pm
Tags: Associates,

Covington associates and sisters gathered on December 3, 2016 at the Provincial Center. The day included Mass, updates from the JPIC committees, and presentations from associates who recently finished an international leadership training program for sisters and associates.

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December Partner Spotlight: Joanne Kenner

Posted on: December 1, 2016 11:00 am
Tags: Spotlight, Associates, Volunteer, Uganda,

I have been an Associate for the Sisters of Notre Dame since 2013.  I was familiar with the Sisters for many years, but was specifically introduced to the Associate program through my dear friend, Leah Britt.  I was kind of experiencing "empty nest syndrome" and was interested in finding a service organization where I could volunteer.

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December Birthdays and Namedays

Posted on: December 1, 2016 11:00 am
Tags: Birthdays,

Happy Birthday (B) and Happy Nameday (N) to these Covington Sisters of Notre Dame

December 2
Sr. Mary Helen Joseph Riele (B)

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Music therapy in Lourdes Hall

Posted on: November 30, 2016 3:00 pm
Tags: Lourdes hall, Retirement,

The Sisters of Notre Dame would like to begin simple, personalized music therapy for sisters with Alzheimer's and dementia at the Covington Province.

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Sr. Lea Marie Knochelmann (July 11, 1934-November 22, 2016)

Posted on: November 28, 2016 11:00 am

Sister Lea Marie Knochelmann (Esther Louise) was born on July 11, 1934 in Covington, Kentucky to Carl and Marie Knochelmann. She was the sixth of nine children--five boys and four girls.

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Sisters and students getting to know each other

Posted on: November 14, 2016 3:00 pm
Tags: Nda, Education,

Once a month, nine pairs of Sisters of Notre Dame and students from Notre Dame Academy get together for lunch and conversation. From October through May, they will learn more about one another as individuals, as well as to get to know more about each other's generations.

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2017 Uganda Mission Maintenance Trip

Posted on: November 1, 2016 12:00 pm
Tags: Uganda, Volunteer,

In January 2017, eight volunteers will travel with Sr. Mary Janet Stamm to the SND mission in Uganda, East Africa. For two weeks they will replace screens, install lights, and patch and paint the schools and dormitories.

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Faces of Religious Life Today: Sr. Nicole

Posted on: October 31, 2016 10:00 am
Tags: Novitiate,

Sr. Nicole speaks about her call to religious life. Hear what she has to say. 

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November Partner Spotlight: Dick Tapke

Posted on: October 27, 2016 10:00 am
Tags: Spotlight, Associates, Volunteer,

My favorite part of working with the Sisters of Notre Dame is the relationship that has formed….of mutual love and respect.  The Sisters are so grounded in their mission that the focus and direction never strays too far.  Few are blessed to have such examples of God’s love so present in their daily interactions.

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Sr. Helen Joseph celebrates St. Columban's 90th anniversary

Posted on: October 25, 2016 4:00 pm
Tags: Education,

St. Columban School in Loveland, Ohio, celebrated its 90th anniversary on October 20, 2016 with a school-wide Mass. Sr. Mary Helen Joseph Riehle, age 81 and a former student of St. Columban School, was one of several SNDs in attendance.

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Pilgrimage Walk on November 12, 2016

Posted on: October 25, 2016 3:00 pm
Tags: Events,

A Jubilee Year is a time of special graces from God. We have been celebrating an Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy since last December 8, 2015, and it will continue on until November 20, 2016. Making a pilgrimage in order to walk through a designated Jubilee Year Holy Door is part of the celebration of a Jubilee Year. 

All are invited to celebrate the ending of the Jubilee of Mercy with a Walking Pilgrimage in Covington, KY on November 12. 

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Assistants General elected at Chapter

Posted on: October 21, 2016 4:30 pm

On October 21, 2016, the general chapter elected five assistants general. Together with Sr. Mary Kristin Battles, superior general, these make up the leadership team of the worldwide Sisters of Notre Dame. 

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Sister Mary Kristin Battles re-elected as Superior General

Posted on: October 20, 2016 5:00 pm

Sister Mary Kristin Battles was re-elected as the Superior General of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame. The General Chapter met on Thursday, October 20, after a day of prayer, reflection, and consultation.

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Prince of Peace Flea Market

Posted on: October 13, 2016 2:00 pm
Tags: Education, Events,

Prince of Peace School is hosting its annual Indoor Holiday Flea Market on Saturday, October 15. 

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Meeting Sr. Anselma in Germany

Posted on: October 10, 2016 3:00 pm

Sr. Marla Monahan checked in from the General Chapter in Coesfeld, Germany. She sent the attached photo and wrote:

"To my right is Sr. Mary Klaudia from Indonesia, a translator..."

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St. Joe students collect shoes and purses for Uganda

Posted on: October 10, 2016 3:00 pm
Tags: Uganda, Education,

Third graders at St. Joseph School in Cold Spring collected shoes and purses to benefit the SND mission in Uganda. They even made a promo video to educate their fellow students and faculty about the collection.

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St. Claire Goes Pink

Posted on: October 7, 2016 1:00 pm
Tags: St claire regional,

St. Claire Regional Family Medical Supply is hosting its annual Go Pink breast cancer awareness event Thursday, October 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. The first 100 women will receive a free Early Detection Leads to Survival Go Pink T-shirt!

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Greetings from Coesfeld

Posted on: October 7, 2016 9:00 am

Sr. Mary Judine Lambert, Sr. Marla Monahan, Sr. Mary Jolen Flynn, Sr. Mary Ethel Parrott, and Sr. Mary Shauna Bankemper send an update and their greetings from the Sisters of Notre Dame General Chapter in Coesfeld, Germany.

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SNDs at immigration march

Posted on: October 5, 2016 3:00 pm
Tags: Jpic,

The newly formed Immigration Action committee initiated their activities by participating in the Immigration March on  September 18, 2016.

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Brownies visit nature trail

Posted on: October 4, 2016 3:00 pm
Tags: Nature trail, Education,

The Villa Madonna 2nd Grade Brownies visited the SND Nature Trail.

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Sr. Mary Rita Geoppinger teaching English in Rome

Posted on: October 4, 2016 2:40 pm
Tags: Blog, Education,

Sr. Mary Rita Geoppinger is currently in Rome leading English lessons among her fellow Sisters of Notre Dame. She recently wrote:

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October Partner Spotlight: Beth Raum

Posted on: October 1, 2016 9:00 am
Tags: Spotlight, Associates, Volunteer,

My relationship with the Sisters of Notre Dame began in 1959 at St. John Catholic School in Covington, KY. My family was long-time members of both the church and the school. The three Sisters that I remember as teachers are Sisters Mary Michyl Habermehl, Mary Shannon Kriege, and Mary Kevan Seibert.

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Sr. Maria Francine Stacy featured in The Catholic Telegraph

Posted on: September 16, 2016 5:00 pm
Tags: Hispanic ministry,

Sr. Maria Francine Stacy was featured in the September 2016 issue of The Catholic Telegraph. After 14 years as assistant director of Hispanic Ministry for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Sr. Maria Francine has begun a new ministry teaching Spanish at Notre Dame Academy in Northern Kentucky.

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The right fit for our family...JLC

Posted on: September 12, 2016 2:00 pm
Tags: Education, Julie learning center,

by Emily Edmondson

We became familiar with Julie Learning Center because our oldest daughters attended St. Agnes School and Notre Dame Academy. All of the families we know who have sent their children to JLC rave about it, so when an opening came available we were in!

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On the path to happiness

Posted on: September 12, 2016 2:00 pm

by Sister Maria Christina Hennig

When I initially asked to go to Sweden for a period of time, the exodus from the Middle East was not as extreme as when I arrived in Europe in November 2015. Just some weeks before I left the United States, hundred of thousands of refugees moved throughout Europe. Early enough I was one of the many thousands moving from one place to another, trying to get a seat on the train. 

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Novices in ministry

Posted on: September 12, 2016 2:00 pm
Tags: Novitiate, Volunteer,

Sr. Mayra Marie Martinez and Sr. Nicole Marie Varnerin came to the SND National Novitiate in August 2015. Since then their formation has included university studies, inter-community formation, and ministry in the Greater Cincinnati area.

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Footsteps2Brilliance at NDUEC

Posted on: September 12, 2016 1:00 pm
Tags: Nduec, Education,

Notre Dame Urban Education Center (NDUEC) has joined Covington schools to offer Footsteps2Brilliance, a new academic support program for preschool through grade 3. 

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Fr. Rosing move to St. Charles Community

Posted on: September 12, 2016 1:00 pm
Tags: St charles,

Rev. Robert Rosing is a familiar face at the Covington Provincial Center. He has been the live-in chaplain since 2005 and a dear friend to the Sisters of Notre Dame. In July of this year, Fr. Rosing made the decision to move to St. Charles Community in Covington, KY, and serve as chaplain on an as-needed basis. 

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NDA second best school in Uganda

Posted on: September 12, 2016 10:10 am
Tags: Uganda, Education,

Good news from the Sisters of Notre Dame mission in Uganda, East Africa. The Daily Monitor in Uganda reports that Notre Dame Senior Secondary Academy (NDA) in Buseesa is the second best school in the entire country.

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Sisters visit St. Charles Community

Posted on: September 8, 2016 2:00 pm
Tags: Lourdes hall, Retirement, St charles,

Sisters who reside in Lourdes Hall Care Center visited St. Charles Community on September 7.

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Former St. Julie students ordained deacons

Posted on: September 7, 2016 4:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

In early August 2016, two former St. Julie Mission students were ordained deacons in the Hoima Diocese in Uganda.

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Chipotle Night for Holy Spirit Parish Child Development Center

Posted on: September 7, 2016 1:00 pm
Tags: Events, Education,

Eat at Chipotle in Newport and support Holy Spirit Parish Child Development Center.

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Fall Family Night at Holy Spirit Parish

Posted on: September 7, 2016 1:00 pm
Tags: Events, Education,
The Holy Spirit Parish Child Development Center's Fall Family Night is Saturday, October 22, 2016.
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Sisters' memories of Mother Teresa's visit

Posted on: September 4, 2016 10:00 am

Covington Sisters of Notre Dame share their memories of Mother Teresa's visit at St. Joseph Heights.

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St. Claire volunteers raise $63,000

Posted on: September 2, 2016 1:00 pm
Tags: St claire regional, Volunteer,

Volunteers at St. Claire Regional Medical Center (SCR) give back and pay it forward in so many ways. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, volunteers contributed donations totaling $63,000 to SCR. 

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Did you know?...Mother Teresa visited Covington

Posted on: September 2, 2016 12:00 pm
Tags: Archives, Did you know,

From the SND Annals: 

In 1982, Mother Teresa came to Kentucky for the dedication of her mission in Jenkins, Kentucky. While in Northern Kentucky, she stayed at St. Joseph Heights...an arrangement secretly planned for her security.

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General Chapter in Coesfeld

Posted on: September 2, 2016 10:00 am

Sisters of Notre Dame from around the world will convene for the General Chapter this September.

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BLOG: Learning from Leaving

Posted on: August 30, 2016 4:00 pm
Tags: Novitiate, Blog

by Sr. Nicole Marie Varnerin

"You're never coming back are you?"
The little disappointed face familiar with the act of leaving and smeared with the peaches we just shared pleaded me to contradict her. It broke my heart, knowing that I probably would never again see these children, who I had grown so fond of during the last week.

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Joyful prayer at Good Shepherd

Posted on: August 16, 2016 10:30 am
Tags: Education,

If you heard singing and a prayerful jam session coming from the Community of the Good Shepherd Parish in Cincinnati last month, it might have been the seventh graders and Sr. Maria Therese Schappert.

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NDA students embrace dignity in self, others

Posted on: August 15, 2016 1:10 pm
Tags: Nda, Education,

On Wednesday, August 10, Notre Dame Academy began its 111th year as a Catholic school founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame (SND). NDA welcomed 596 students and 551 families. Each year, the NDA community focuses on one of the four SND Educational Principles, which are based on the social teaching of the Church. This year’s principle: The Human Dignity of Each Person as an Image of God.

 

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New ministries for SNDs

Posted on: August 15, 2016 1:00 pm

During the July 30 Covington Province Day, Sisters were missioned for the coming year. Many will continue with their ministry from the previous year, but these Sisters will begin a new ministry journey. 

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Volunteer at NDUEC

Posted on: August 9, 2016 3:00 pm
Tags: Nduec, Volunteer, Education

Notre Dame Urban Education Center (NDUEC) is seeking volunteers for fall 2016. Tutors and PE monitors are greatly needed to provide educational support services to young children in Covington.

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Back to School 2016

Posted on: August 9, 2016 11:00 am
Tags: Education,

With the 2016-2017 school year just around the corner, we pray for students, teachers, administrators, parents, and all who share in the important ministry of education...including these Sisters of Notre Dame who serve in the field.

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St. Charles Golf Outing

Posted on: August 9, 2016 10:00 am
Tags: St charles,

St. Charles Community is celebrating its 10th Annual Golf Outing on Thursday, August 25.

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Big Hearts, Tiny House

Posted on: August 9, 2016 9:00 am
Tags: Volunteer,

Claire Dunlevy, Rachel Franzen, and Christie Back traveled to New Orleans in July with Sr. Ruth Lubbers, Sr. Paul Ann Hanneken, and Sr. Rachel Nerone as part of the SND "Stretch Your Heart" service trip. While there, Claire, Rachel, and Christie helped build a tiny house that was featured on Cincinnati's Local 12 News. 

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St. Charles Event: Diabetes Awareness

Posted on: August 8, 2016 3:00 pm
Tags: St charles,

St. Charles Community is hosting a Diabetes Awareness Healthy Learning Lecture on August 18. 

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BLOG: Tears for Others

Posted on: July 18, 2016 11:00 am
Tags: Blog,

by Sr. Nicole Marie

"All I want to do is cry. That was my first thought after attending a Panel Discussion on Police and the Black Community last night." Read the full blog post here.

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Stretch Your Heart Update

Posted on: July 13, 2016 4:00 pm

Sr. Mary Ruth Lubbers, Sr. Mary Rachel Nerone, Sr. Mary Paul Ann Hanneken, and several young women from Greater Cincinnati are in New Orleans serving at a day shelter for homeless individuals.

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July Namedays and Birthdays

Posted on: July 13, 2016 1:00 pm

Happy July birthdays and namedays!

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Hispanic Ministry Pilgrimage

Posted on: July 13, 2016 1:00 pm
Tags: Hispanic ministry,

by Sr. Maria Francine Stacy (Director of Hispanic Catholic Ministry in Dayton, OH)

On Saturday, July 9, members of the Hispanic community in Dayton, OH, Sr. Mary Heleen Hehman and I made a pilgrimage to Covington, KY. As part of the Year of Mercy, we traveled to see the Holy Door of the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption.

 

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Sr. Therese Marie professes final vows

Posted on: July 11, 2016 10:00 am
Tags: Uganda,

Sister Therese Marie professed her final vows during a ceremony in Buseesa, Uganda on July 9, 2016.

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BLOG: May visit to Eddyville Penitentiary

Posted on: July 11, 2016 9:00 am
Tags: Blog,

by Sr. Mary Dolores Giblin

We were a small group of five Sisters in this year's visit to Eddyville penitentiary's death row: two Benedictine Sisters, one Sister from the Congregation of Divine Providence, a Sister of Charity, and me.

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2016 4th of July Festival

Posted on: July 8, 2016 1:00 pm
Tags: Festival,

The 2016 4th of July Festival showed us again just how strong the ties are with our faithful partners in mission. Despite the rain, the humidity, and the fact we moved the Festival indoors, hundreds upon hundreds of people showed up to celebrate Independence Day and, in turn, support SND ministries.

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St. Claire celebrates 53 years

Posted on: July 5, 2016 2:00 pm
Tags: St claire regional,

SCR celebrated 53 years of providing amazing medicine close to home on Friday, July 1, 2016.

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Sr. Mary Paul Zembrodt (1914-2016)

Posted on: June 29, 2016 11:00 am

Sister Mary Paul Zembrodt passed into the arms of our loving God on June 28, 2016.

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Uganda: Furniture, phonics books, rain

Posted on: June 13, 2016 1:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

Sr. Mary Paulynne Tubick, headteacher of St. Julie Primary School in Buseesa, Uganda, wrote on Saturday, June 11, 2016 with updates from the mission in Uganda. 

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Celebrating the 2016 Jubilarians

Posted on: June 13, 2016 12:00 pm
Tags: Jubilee,

Fourteen Covington Sisters of Notre Dame celebrated their Jubilee in 2016. On Sunday, June 5, 2016, we recognized their special anniversaries and all they have done since professing their vows. 

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Ugandan SNDs featured in The Messenger

Posted on: June 7, 2016 3:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

Four Sisters of Notre Dame from Uganda visited Kentucky in May 2016. While here they were interviewed by Laura Keener and David Cooley for the June 3 issue of The Messenger. Read the article here.

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A beautiful visit on the Visitation

Posted on: June 1, 2016 2:00 pm
Tags: Associates, St charles,

Jane McDaniel, a Notre Dame Associate, celebrated the Associates' Patronal Feast of the Visitation by visiting at St. Charles Community with Sr. Mary Luann Bender, Associate Co-Director. Jane shared her green thumb and planted flowers on the St. Charles campus. What a blessing!

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June Namedays and Birthdays

Posted on: June 1, 2016 12:00 pm
Tags: Events,

Happy June birthdays and namedays!

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Sr. Mary Reina Arlinghaus 1917-2016

Posted on: May 23, 2016 4:10 pm

Sister Mary Reina Arlinghaus passed into the arms of our loving Father on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at age 98.

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Ugandan SNDs visit KY in May

Posted on: May 20, 2016 10:00 am
Tags: Uganda,

Four Sisters of Notre Dame from the mission in Uganda, East Africa arrived in Kentucky on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Their visit has included some sight-seeing, but also faith-filled fellowship with our longtime partners...and many new friends. 

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Nun Buddy Bingo with St. Columban

Posted on: May 12, 2016 5:30 pm
Tags: Lourdes hall, Retirement,

Students from St. Columban School in Loveland, OH, visited St. Joseph Heights for a rousing game of Bingo with their "Nun Buddies." The sisters and students have been pen pals this academic year and finally got to meet in person. We loved their energy and their thoughtfulness. The students brought desserts and prizes for the Bingo game and were polite and attentive to their Nun Buddies throughout the day.

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Blog: Musings while hiking

Posted on: May 6, 2016 4:00 pm
Tags: Blog,

by Sr. Nicole Marie Varnerin

"I've been hiking a lot recently, it helps me to clear my mind and pray. I've learned that being in silence with God does not have to be motionless..." Click here to read Sr. Nicole's full blog post

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Theology on Tap with Sr. Marla Monahan

Posted on: May 4, 2016 10:10 am
Tags: Events,

Sr. Marla Monahan will lead the Diocese of Covington's Theology on Tap get-together on May 9. The topic: "Mary: Imitating Her Life!" 

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St. Claire breaks ground on medical pavilion

Posted on: May 3, 2016 10:00 am
Tags: St claire regional,

St. Claire Regional celebrated the start of a new chapter Monday, May 2, with an official groundbreaking ceremony for the new St. Claire Regional Medical Pavilion. Federal, state and local government officials and other guests were on hand to help St. Claire Regional mark this exciting new endeavor.

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May Namedays and Birthdays

Posted on: May 3, 2016 10:00 am
Tags: Events,

Happy May Namedays and Birthdays!

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Charis Retreat: "Totally Worth It"

Posted on: May 3, 2016 10:00 am
Tags: Retreats,

On the weekend of April 8-10, ten young adults attended the "Choosing to be Catholic" Charis Retreat.

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Sr. Mary Jeanne Frances Cleves a "difference maker"

Posted on: May 3, 2016 9:00 am
Tags: St claire regional,

Sr. Mary Jeanne Frances Cleves received the Congressman Hal Rogers Difference Maker Award at the St. Claire Medical Pavilion Groundbreaking Ceremony on May 2.

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Sr. Mary Brenden Kress 1924-2016

Posted on: May 2, 2016 3:00 pm

Sister Mary Brenden Kress passed into the arms of our loving Father on April 14, 2016 at the age of 91.

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Redefining retirement

Posted on: May 2, 2016 3:00 pm
Tags: Retirement, Lourdes hall,

What does retirement mean for a Sister of Notre Dame? 

An Internet search for “retirement” yields mostly fishing and 401(k)-related results. For an SND, fishing is something we do on Fridays during Lent and prudent financial planning will always be a must. Beyond that, retirement is a prayerful, engaging chapter of our lives. With less to do, we have found we can do so much more.

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God is good all the time and everywhere

Posted on: May 2, 2016 2:50 pm
Tags: Blog,

by Sr. Nance Marie Hehman

Augusta, Kentucky has been my home and place of ministry for the last nine years. It is a beautiful city with kind people. Outside of town along Route 8 are several abandoned buildings, awaiting total renovation or demolition. I mention these buildings because they came to mind on my recent pilgrimage to Nicaragua.

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Merciful Like the Father...

Posted on: May 2, 2016 2:00 pm
Tags: Blog, Associates,

At the start of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Sisters and Associates of Notre Dame shared the day-to-day acts of mercy that touched them recently. (As seen in the spring 2016 issue of The Pulse.)

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Blog: We are all homeless...

Posted on: April 13, 2016 5:00 pm
Tags: Blog,

by Sr. Nicole Marie Varnerin

I love to explore the outdoors. I bike, hike, meander in fields, and do whatever I can to be with God's creation. Since I moved to a new city in August, I am still exploring what nature has to offer in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. On one exploration, I found a roughly maintained nature trail which followed the bank of the river close to my house. I pushed my bike as far as it would go, sure that the trail would lead somewhere interesting. But soon enough I found myself in the middle of a bank of grass which dead ended into the side of a bridge overpass. I wondered why the path just abruptly stopped and soon realized the answer. I smelled campfire. And if I looked closely at the brush by the river I could see well worn paths and tops of tents... 

I had stumbled upon a camp of people experiencing homelessness! 

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Did you know...?

Posted on: April 8, 2016 2:00 pm
Tags: Did you know, Blog,

Did you know...in the 1920s, Sister Mary Philomena was called upon to take charge of the fundraising for the building of a provincial house on Dixie Highway and organizing the St. Joseph Heights Home Association?

 

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Rain, rain don't go away!

Posted on: April 8, 2016 1:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

Sr. Mary Janet Stamm and Sr. Mary Delrita Glaser were relieved to see clouds and rain in the forecast for Uganda this week. 

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St. Claire provides more than $20 million in community benefits

Posted on: April 4, 2016 1:00 pm
Tags: St claire regional,

St. Claire Regional Medical Center (SCR) provided $20.2 million in community benefits to its service region last year, according to its 2015 Community Benefit Report. “Community benefit activities are an integral part of St. Claire Regional’s mission and vision,” said Tom Lewis, St. Claire Foundation executive director. “They focus on collaboration and improving the health and well-being of our region in ways that go above and beyond what would be expected of any healthcare provider.”

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2016 Associate Covenant Ceremony

Posted on: April 4, 2016 8:40 am
Tags: Associates,

On April 3, 2016, ten individuals from the Diocese of Covington and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati made their covenant as Notre Dame Associates after having completed a year of formation, during which they came to a deeper appreciation of Notre Dame history, spirituality, charism, and ministry.

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April Name Days and Birthdays

Posted on: March 31, 2016 3:00 pm
Tags: Events,

Happy April birthdays and namedays!

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Mission Advancement Update: Uganda

Posted on: March 30, 2016 3:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

Several development initiatives are underway for the SND mission in Uganda.

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Mission Advancement Update: Retirement

Posted on: March 30, 2016 11:00 am
Tags: Lourdes hall, Retirement,

The Covington Province has applied for local and national grants in support of our retirement needs. 

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Easter message from Buseesa

Posted on: March 28, 2016 10:00 am
Tags: Uganda, Blog,

Sr. Mary Paulynne Tubick in Buseesa emailed the following message to Sr. Mary Janet Stamm in Covington on Saturday, March 26, 2016. 

He is Risen! Alleluia! May you experience the joy and blessings of this Easter season!  Jesus is alive and his love remains present forever!  I believe that each of us is offered this life eternal and to live as lights of God’s goodness and love in our world today.  So rejoice and let us always remember Jesus’ promise: “I am with you always. Remain in my love.”  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Here is a recap and description of our Triduum happenings in Buseesa...

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3rd Annual Paying it Forward Together Day

Posted on: March 24, 2016 4:00 pm
Tags: Events,

Pay it forward--together--in the name of Jesus! Volunteer at various Greater Cincinnati service agencies with the Sisters of Notre Dame on Saturday, April 23.

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Hearts as Wide as the World

Posted on: March 22, 2016 5:00 pm
Tags: Uganda, Education,

Students at Holy Family School in Covington showed us today that they are global citizens and have hearts as wide as the world. Last week, the students collected change to contribute to our new nursery school in Buseesa, Uganda.

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A Jubilee of Mercy Pilgrimage Walk

Posted on: March 21, 2016 11:50 am
Tags: Blog,

by Sr. Margaret Agnes Hemmerle

In spite of the weather forecast of rain for March 12 a widely diverse group of thirty-one pilgrims showed up at Blessed Sacrament Church at 7:00 a.m. They were ready to begin a Jubilee Year of Mercy walking pilgrimage to seven diocesan churches in the Covington area.

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Girl Scout Sunday

Posted on: March 7, 2016 10:00 am

On Sunday, March 6, the Girl Scout troops from St. Agnes Parish joined the Sisters of Notre Dame for Mass at St. Joseph Heights.

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March Namedays and Birthdays

Posted on: March 2, 2016 11:00 am
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Happy Birthday and Happy Nameday to these Covington Sisters of Notre Dame.

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Did you know...?

Posted on: March 2, 2016 11:00 am
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Did you know...the Sisters of Notre Dame came to St. Joseph Children’s Home in Campbell County on May 1, 1877?

St. Joseph Children's Home had been established as a diocesan orphanage for boys. Previously, another religious community had staffed the home.

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March 12, 2016 Young Adult Retreat

Posted on: February 25, 2016 3:00 pm
Tags: Retreats, Events,

Young adults, take time in your Lenten journey for a mini retreat centered on the Jubilee Year of Mercy! Sr. Marla Monahan, SND, will offer a reflection on mercy. Time for sharing, quiet reflection, Adoration and confession will be available.

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April 8-10, 2016 Charis Retreat

Posted on: February 25, 2016 3:00 pm
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Why do you choose to be Catholic?

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. Join us at the April Charis Retreat for young adults to discuss how faith plays a role in your journey. 

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Mayra and Nicole enter the SND Novitiate

Posted on: February 25, 2016 10:00 am
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Sisters of Notre Dame postulants, Mayra Martinez from the California SND province, and Nicole Varnerin from the Cleveland SND province entered the novitiate of the Sisters of Notre Dame on February 20. A simple ceremony was held at the Covington province during community Evening Prayer.

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Watch Now: Novitiate Entrance Ceremony

Posted on: February 17, 2016 9:00 am
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Watch the SND Novitiate Entrance Ceremony that took place on Saturday, February 20, 2016 in Covington, Kentucky.

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Pilgrimage Walk for the Jubilee of Mercy

Posted on: February 16, 2016 4:00 pm
Tags: Events, Retreats, Associates,

Embark on a pilgrimage walk with the Sisters of Notre Dame on March 12. 

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Movie Night: "The Way"

Posted on: February 11, 2016 4:00 pm
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Join us for a movie night on Wednesday, March 2. We will be screening "The Way" starring Martin Sheen at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room. 

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Entering the Novitiate

Posted on: February 11, 2016 12:00 pm
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The fall 2015 issue of The Pulse featured an article about SND postulants Nicole Varnerin and Mayra Martinez.

On February 20, 2016, Nicole and Mayra will take the next step in becoming a Sister of Notre Dame--they will enter the SND Novitiate.

Please join us in congratulating Mayra and Nicole in the comments section!

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Partner Spotlight: St. Bernard Catholic School

Posted on: February 9, 2016 12:00 pm
Tags: Spotlight, Uganda, Education,

For 40 years, St. Bernard Catholic School in Cincinnati, OH has organized a fun and engaging Mission Festival. The mission they have chosen to learn about and support through their festival fundraising is our very own SND Uganda Mission. How blessed are we!

Michele Frey, a St. Bernard alumna and parent, has helped plan the festival for almost 20 years. She shared what the festival entails and what it means to her in this month's Partner Spotlight. 

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Funeral Mass on Saturday, February 13

Posted on: February 9, 2016 11:00 am

There will be no 8:30 a.m. Mass on Saturday, February 13. 

The funeral Mass for Pat Braun will be at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2016 in the St. Joseph Heights Chapel. 

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Gratitude. Passion. Hope.

Posted on: February 1, 2016 9:00 am
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by Sr. Marla Monahan

"I recently returned from a week-long training with more than twenty women and men religious formation directors from the U.S. and Canada. The commitment and vibrancy of those involved in this ministry is a sign to me of God’s faithfulness..."

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Alleluia for the rain and guardian angels!

Posted on: January 26, 2016 2:00 pm
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by Sr. Marge Mouch

Winter Storm Jonas left a 16-inch carpet over everything here in West Liberty, KY when “he” went through last Friday-Saturday. I have been hibernating in my apartment since then.

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Everybody Counts at Prince of Peace

Posted on: January 22, 2016 3:00 pm
Tags: Education

Prince of Peace students met and played against former pro-wheelchair basketball, Jacob Counts, player during Everybody Counts Week. 

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A letter to the Sisters of Notre Dame

Posted on: January 18, 2016 11:00 am
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by Jay Kirchner

"When my wife and I moved to Northern Kentucky in 2007, my first job was to play music for the Sisters of Notre Dame convent. I played there Monday through Friday for seven years. My son was 4 years old and in pre-school when I first began. I am sure a lot of you know how it can be with a toddler at church, on a plane and such..." 

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Knights of Columbus host 20th pancake breakfast

Posted on: January 15, 2016 12:00 pm
Tags: Events, Uganda,

Since 1996, the Ludlow Knights of Columbus have hosted a pancake breakfast to benefit the Covington Sisters of Notre Dame mission in Uganda.

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2016 Ash Wednesday Day of Recollection

Posted on: January 14, 2016 1:00 pm
Tags: Events, Retreats,

Join Sr. Kathleen Hine, SND, for Lent, a Pilgrim’s JourneyThis Ash Wednesday retreat calls upon our desire to enter more deeply into the Lenten season through the opportunity to make a spiritual pilgrimage.

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Update from Uganda: PLE results

Posted on: January 13, 2016 4:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

Sr. Mary Paulynne Tubick, head teacher at St. Julie Primary in Buseesa, sent out news of the results of the PLE (Primary Leaving Examination). Sr. Paulynne wrote: "Out of 24 students in our P7 class, St. Julie had 10 Division One students and 14 Division Two students..."

 

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Did you know...?

Posted on: January 13, 2016 1:00 pm
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by Sr. Mary Joan Terese Niklas

Did you know...the time capsule within the cornerstone of the former Notre Dame Chapel on Fifth Street, Covington is enclosed in the files of the Provincial Archives?

The cornerstone is dated September 17, 1901. The time capsule bears the information that the document occurred under the reign of Leo XIII and Bishop Maes; Mother M. Cecilia, reverend mother and Sister M. Armella, provincial superior; and under the government of President Roosevelt.

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Partner Spotlight: Jo Ann McQueen

Posted on: January 11, 2016 11:00 am
Tags: Associates, Spotlight,

As the Sisters of Notre Dame prepare for their provincial chapter, themed “Encountering the Word, Engaging the World,” I think about my first encounter with the Sisters of Notre Dame and how our shared engagement with the world has grown.

 

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Spring 2016 Women's Weekend Retreats

Posted on: January 11, 2016 9:00 am
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The Women's Weekend Retreat is a joyful time of connecting with ourselves and other women through fellowship and a shared journey of faith. We invite women of all ages to come and experience a weekend of prayer, reflection, and sharing that will deepen our faith and relationship with God.

Guest speaker: Rev. Robert A. Rottgers

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Mass on Sunday, January 17

Posted on: January 11, 2016 9:00 am
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TIME CHANGE: Mass will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 17 in the St. Joseph Heights Chapel.

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Prince of Peace Winterfest

Posted on: January 4, 2016 3:00 pm
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Join us January 30, 2016 at the Prince of Peace Winterfest! An evening of music, dancing, food, and fun. Proceeds benefit the design and installation of new student restrooms on the second floor of Prince of Peace Montessori in Covington, KY. 

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