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Statement on Migrant Caravan

Posted on: November 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Tags: Jpic, Prayer,

As a caravan of thousands of migrants from Central America continues its trek north to the United States, the Sisters of Notre Dame in North America stand in solidarity with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and leaders of Catholic aid agencies as they urge government officials and all US citizens to treat migrants compassionately. Now is the time for action!

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United in Prayer

Posted on: October 21, 2018 9:00 am
Tags: Prayer, Events, Jpic,

We are called to respond to the sign of the times and the needs of our local and global communities. On November 20, we will join local orders of women religious in praying for peace in the world and our local community. All are invited to unite with us in prayer. 

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Pilgrimage Walk

Posted on: September 26, 2018 1:00 pm
Tags: Events, Prayer,

Join the Sisters of Notre Dame on a pilgrimage walk in Northern Kentucky.

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WVXU Interview: Religious Life Today

Posted on: August 7, 2018 11:00 am
Tags: Novitiate, Vocation, Prayer,

Listen to the August 7 segment on WVXU 91.7 about religious life in modern times.

The segment features Sister Tracy Kemme, SC, Sister Nicole Trahan, FMI, and our mission advancement director, Jodee McElfresh.

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BLOG: Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (May 31)

Posted on: May 1, 2018 9:00 am
Tags: Blog, Prayer,

by Theresa Bradley, SND Associate

The email was sent to the Homebound Ministry Members in July with an unusual request for daily Communion to be delivered to a parishioner named Lynn.  In March, she had finally gone to the doctor after a year of pain and was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.  Lynn had just spent months in and out of Vanderbilt Medical Center where the doctors determined there were no further treatment options, so they sent her home with hospice care and two to three weeks to live.

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BLOG: Our Lady of Fatima (May 13)

Posted on: May 1, 2018 3:00 am
Tags: Prayer, Blog

by Adam Feinauer, Notre Dame Associate

As far back as I can remember, Mary has always had a place in my heart and I have always looked up to her in many ways.  As a child being taught about her at home and at school, I looked at Mary with awe and wonder.  Besides having to learn the Hail Mary, which was my hardest prayer to learn, Mary always was easy to accept.

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BLOG: Feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel

Posted on: April 26, 2018 11:00 am
Tags: Blog, Prayer

by Sister Mary Dennise Wagenlander, SND

Does anyone know what Marian feast is celebrated on April 26? I would venture to say that most would not know what is so special about that day.

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BLOG: Feast of the Annunciation

Posted on: April 6, 2018 1:00 pm
Tags: Prayer, Blog,

by Sister Mary Ruth Lubbers

Of all the painting that portray the Annunciation, Henry Ossawa Tanner’s is my favorite. Mary is seen as a young girl who looks intently and thoughtfully toward the light, the angelic presence. In this most intimate of moments, Mary is surrounded and eventually permeated with an all-embracing love.

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Lenten Resources

Posted on: February 13, 2018 1:00 pm
Tags: Prayer,

Videos, articles, and prayers to help you understand and make the most of Lent. 

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BLOG: A Pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes

Posted on: February 9, 2018 10:00 am
Tags: Associates, Prayer, Blog,

by Ruth Molloy

My sister invited me to go on a “Pilgrimage” with her and others from her parish in Nashville, Tennessee. I was very excited about being with my sister on this truly awesome trip, but I really didn’t feel like I needed to go to Lourdes or Fatima to intensify my already very deep devotion to our Blessed Mother...

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

Posted on: December 24, 2017 12:00 pm
Tags: Advent, Prayer,

The angels announced the good news of a Savior!

"…I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord." Luke 2:10b-11

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December 8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Posted on: December 5, 2017 4:00 pm
Tags: Blog, Prayer,

by Sister Mary Ruth Lubbers

When I think of Mary as the Immaculate Conception, I think of snow-white winter or bright sun and summer – all bright, light, shining. There’s something so profound that Mary would be born without any sin, that only goodness lived within her. 

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BLOG: Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary- October 7

Posted on: October 7, 2017 4:00 am
Tags: Blog, Prayer,

by Sister Mary Sharron Goller

Through good times, and especially bad times, many of us turn to praying the Rosary.  How many of us treasure the Rosaries given to us at First Communion, or maybe we have the Rosary of a loved one who has died.  Praying the familiar words of the Our Father and the Hail Mary gives our souls, our hearts, and our lives a sense of peace. 

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Why contemplate Our Lady of Sorrows?

Posted on: September 15, 2017 7:00 am
Tags: Associates, Blog, Prayer,

by Tina Turner
Notre Dame Associate

A typical question an optimist like myself may ask is, "Why contemplate Our Lady’s Sorrows?"

The answer, like Mary we all suffer, and she understands our pain and wants to comfort us.  

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Try an Examen podcast

Posted on: August 11, 2017 3:00 pm
Tags: Prayer,

Considering adding the Daily Examen to your routine?

Maybe you would like some guidance in working through the prayerful process. Try this guided meditation podcast: https://soundcloud.com/pray-as-you-go/examen-for-young-people 

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Examen on the Move

Posted on: August 11, 2017 10:00 am
Tags: Blog, Prayer,

by Sr. Mary Ruth Lubbers 

St. Ignatius has gifted us with a prayer form called Consciousness Examen, or Examen for short. This prayer helps us to look at where God is in our life and where God might be heading us, how God is traveling with us.

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The Daily Examen

Posted on: August 10, 2017 3:00 pm
Tags: Prayer,

Have you heard of the Daily Examen?

This Ignatian prayer of gratitude is a part of SND religious practice. It’s introduced in our first stages of becoming a sister, but anyone can do it!

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Our Lady of the Snow

Posted on: August 5, 2017 1:00 pm
Tags: Prayer, Blog,

On Saturday, August 5, we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of the Snows. As legend has it snow fell on the night of August 5, 352 to indicate to a barren couple who dedicated their wealth to Our Lady where she wanted them to build a church in her honor. The site is where the present day St. Mary Major Basilica is located.

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