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BLOG: Associates show their support at SND*USA

Posted on: July 28, 2015 12:00 pm
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Sr. Mary Rita Geoppinger

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.

Also shown on the jumbotrons, was a PowerPoint presentation created by the Associates from all 4 provinces and compiled by Sr. Lisa McGaffin from California. It depicted the good wishes and prayers for a successful assembly from Associates across the country. It included testimonials from individuals of what Association means to them.

The conference was a dynamic expression of the active, apostolic identity of all Notre Dame women. The Associates' contribution highlighted how much we have become over the years. Interestingly, the current number of Associates in the USA is almost the same as the number of Sisters present at the gathering; more evidence of our good and provident God.

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