Blog Entries - October 2015

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

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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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