Blog Entries - 2017

Uganda Mission Updates: December 2017

Posted on: December 26, 2017 2:00 pm
Tags: East africa, Uganda,

Updates from our sisters in Uganda, East Africa.

New truck...water tank explosion...25 years in Africa...A-Level construction

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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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New SND postulant

Posted on: December 20, 2017 3:00 pm
Tags: Vocation, Sndusa,

On Tuesday, December 19, 2017 the Sisters of Notre Dame welcomed Michelle Blevins as a postulant.  Michelle will move to the national postulancy in Covington, Kentucky on January 2, 2018 to continue in formation in preparation for entering the national novitiate.

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Blog: Advent Week 2

Posted on: December 11, 2017 4:00 pm
Tags: Advent,

Week two of Advent is the week of Love and of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem.

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History of St. Joseph Heights, Part I

Posted on: December 6, 2017 9:30 am
Tags: Archives, Did you know,

The Dream Began Here.

Where? The current Park Hills Animal Hospital at 1555 Dixie Highway. In 1907 this building was part of the Old Fedders Farm that was developed into three plats facing Lexington Pike (now Dixie Highway). The Sisters of Notre Dame bought the front plot.

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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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90 Years: St. Joseph Heights

Posted on: November 22, 2017 10:00 am
Tags: Did you know, Archives,

November 13, 2017 was the 90th anniversary of the dedication of the St. Joseph Heights Provincial Center.

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National Gathering Recap

Posted on: November 13, 2017 1:00 pm
Tags: Associates,

During the weekend of October 20-22, 2017, almost 200 Sisters and Associates from across the country convened at the SND Chardon Province to celebrate a time of renewal, learning, and inspiration at the second Associate National Gathering.

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Sister Mary Ellen Strunk receives literacy award

Posted on: November 13, 2017 12:00 pm
Tags: Education,

Congratulations to Sister Mary Ellen Strunk, who was awarded the Mary Ann Mongan Literacy Award by the Kenton County Public Library on November 6, 2017.

Sister Mary Ellen Strunk, a Sister of Notre Dame, is a graduate of Notre Dame Academy, Thomas More College and Xavier University with a degree in Elementary Education and Educational Administration. In her 45 years of teaching and administration, 10 ½ years teaching at Prince of Peace, she has been instrumental in building up the Prince of Peace Library and teaching weekly Library classes to the students.

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Sisters are like onions

Posted on: November 13, 2017 11:00 am
Tags: Vocation, Blog,

by Sr. Nicole Marie Varnerin
originally published in The Messenger

Growing up, one of my favorite movies was “Shrek.” I loved Donkey’s character and his banter with Shrek. Beyond the silliness, which made it a very relatable movie, there were good images and lessons.

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Halloween Party

Posted on: November 1, 2017 11:00 am
Tags: Lourdes hall,

The Sisters of Notre Dame and their staff celebrated Halloween in style with a luncheon, games, and a costume contest. Lourdes Hall sisters showed off their decorating talents by making pumpkins. A great time was had by all.

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St. Julie almuni contribute to local parish

Posted on: October 30, 2017 2:00 pm
Tags: East africa, Uganda, Education,

The local parish in Buseesa, Uganda hosted a fundraising event for their new church on October 29. The Sisters of Notre Dame and graduates of St. Julie Mission participated in the event. In fact, the St. Julie alumni association contributed 780,000 Uganda Shillings ($200) to purchase a window for the new church.

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National Gathering of Sisters and Associates

Posted on: October 15, 2017 2:00 pm
Tags: Associates, Sndusa,

From October 20 through October 22, 2017 approximately 200 Notre Dame Sisters and Associates from all four U.S. provinces will gather at the Chardon Provincial Center for fellowship, prayer and presentations. 

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BLOG: I should really go to them

Posted on: October 10, 2017 1:00 pm
Tags: Uganda, Blog, East africa, Volunteer,

by Micaela Dyson, Uganda Volunteer

For the past few days, I have watched excited and energetic children kicking a soccer ball around the field in front of my teachers' housing building. Many times, I have felt the urge to go out and play with them, but something kept stopping me.

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Sr. Marla Monahan appointed St. Claire HealthCare Board Chair

Posted on: October 9, 2017 4:00 pm
Tags: St claire regional,

Sr. Marla Monahan was recently appointed Board Chair for St. Claire HealthCare by Sr. Mary Ethel Parrott, Provincial for the Sisters of Notre Dame of Covington. Sr. Marla has served on St. Claire HealthCare’s Board for the past 12 years. This marks her second time being appointed Board Chair.

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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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Memories of St. Annathal Convent in Coesfeld

Posted on: September 29, 2017 4:00 pm
Tags: Archives, Did you know,

by Sr. Mary Jessica (Chardon Province)

On October 1, 1850, which we celebrate as our Foundation Day today, Hilligonde Wolbring and Elisabeth Kühling began their canonical novitiate as Sisters of Notre Dame at St. Annathal Convent in Coesfeld, Germany.

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BLOG: First letter from Micaela in Uganda

Posted on: September 20, 2017 1:00 pm
Tags: Uganda, Volunteer, Blog,

Dear Sisters,

It's been quite an exciting adventure over here. On Saturday, students began arriving on boda-bodas (motorcycles), dressed smartly in their blue uniforms with white socks and black shoes. I spent most of the day checking their cases and welcoming them back to the term. They were all very eager to gather their belongings and unpack so that they could begin playing with one another. By the end of the day, the once-quite dorms were filled with the happy sounds of children laughing and chatting animatedly with one another.

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Meet the 2017-2018 Associate Candidates

Posted on: September 20, 2017 12:00 pm
Tags: Associates,

Meet the 2017-2018 Associate Candidates: Jane Simpson Bratton, Connie Conrad Ehrnschwender, Sharon Stahl Harris, Laura Dickman Koehl, Mary Beth McGarr, Judy Ann Hehman Newberry, Jennifer Linne O'Gorman.

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Message to SND Donors

Posted on: September 17, 2017 11:00 am

from Jodee McElfresh, Director of the SND Office of Mission Advancement

Dear Partners,

As a follow-up to our statement on the recent break-in at the SND Provincial Center, I would like to assuage potential concerns about access to donor and donation information.


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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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Statement on recent break-in

Posted on: September 14, 2017 6:00 pm

Statement from the Sisters of Notre Dame on the September 9 break-in.

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BLOG: Helping others find God's love

Posted on: September 13, 2017 10:00 am
Tags: Blog,

by Sister Mary Shauna Bankemper

Journeying in Notre Dame for the past 50 years has been an adventure into the mystery of God.  In December 2016, I returned home from Rome having completed a six-year term ministering on the General Level.  It was a privilege to witness the mystery of God at work throughout the global ND world. I take pride in being part of the Sisters of Notre Dame, in something much bigger than any one of us.  How was I going to contribute now that I was home?

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Grandparents' Day

Posted on: September 7, 2017 3:00 pm
Tags: Blog, Vocation,

September 10 is Grandparents' Day. In honor of this day, we were curious to look at the impact and influence grandparents and parents have on the decision to enter religious life.

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BLOG: First letter from Marilyn in Uganda

Posted on: September 7, 2017 9:00 am
Tags: Uganda, Volunteer,

Dear Sisters,

Thank you for your prayers and blessings! We have been in Uganda for two full weeks now and I am learning so much with each day that passes. I would love to share some things about the season and the church with you and the sisters back home.

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Stand with those impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Posted on: August 29, 2017 10:00 am

Hurricane Harvey brought devastation to our brothers and sisters in Texas and is set to bring massive rainfall to Louisiana today. We pray for all those who have been displaced, who are scared, who are uncertain about what comes next, and who will face the impact of the storm well beyond this week. We pray for the rescuers and the helpers, including Sr. Pamela Marie Buganski, a Toledo SND.

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Fall Family Night on October 7

Posted on: August 23, 2017 2:00 pm
Tags: Education, Events,

Sr. Mary Judith Niewahner invites all to come to FALL FAMILY NIGHT hosted by the Holy Spirit Child Development Center.

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Special Mass for Associates and a Uganda Send-Off

Posted on: August 22, 2017 10:00 am
Tags: Uganda, Associates,

Mass was particularly moving at St. Joseph Heights Chapel on August 20. Not only did Notre Dame Associates attend as part of a special gathering, but Sr. Mary Judith Averbeck and a  volunteer were given a blessing before their journey to the SND mission in Uganda.

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Sisters and friends view solar eclipse

Posted on: August 21, 2017 5:00 pm
Tags: Nda,

Sisters, friends, and NDA faculty, staff, and students gathered in front of Notre Dame Academy on August 21, 2017 to view the solar eclipse.

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Fall Service Trip

Posted on: August 21, 2017 9:50 am
Tags: Volunteer, Events,

Be a part of the inaugural fall service trip!

Location: Frenchburg, Kentucky and surrounding area.
Dates: October 22-27, 2017.
Duties: Light maintenance and yard work.

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Partner Spotlight: Mary Ann Robinson

Posted on: August 17, 2017 11:00 am
Tags: Spotlight, Associates,

My first experience of the Sisters of Notre Dame was when we moved back to Covington, Kentucky from Norfolk, Virginia and I started school at St. John's on Pike Street.  Moving back to Kentucky also afforded me the opportunity to visit my mother's sister, Sister Mary Everilda, later known as Sr. Mary Florence.

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Two women to volunteer in Uganda

Posted on: August 17, 2017 11:00 am
Tags: Uganda, Volunteer, East africa,

From May-August 2017, Sr. Mary Judith Averbeck was in Kentucky on home visit, which takes place every two years. When she returns to the SND mission in Uganda on August 24, she will not be alone. Micaela Dyson and Marilyn Keller will return with Sr. Judith as volunteers at the SND mission in Uganda.

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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: 

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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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"I know, gusta"

Posted on: August 10, 2017 3:00 pm
Tags: Hispanic ministry, Education, Volunteer, Blog,

by Sr. Maria Francine Stacy, SND

When I first started studying Spanish in the university, my mom asked me, “Why are you studying that? You know you will never use it.” And I replied simply, “I know, Mom, but I like it.” When I entered the Sisters of Notre Dame, the sister in charge said, “I see you have Spanish studies in your background. Well, we don’t have a need for that…” I replied simply, “I know but I liked it.”

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Sr. Maria Therese Schappert at St. Vincent de Paul of NKY

Posted on: August 8, 2017 1:00 pm

Sr. Maria Therese Schappert has joined the technology team at St. Vincent de Paul of Northern Kentucky.

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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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2017 Festival Raffle Winners

Posted on: July 5, 2017 2:40 pm
Tags: Festival,

Congratulations to our Grand Raffle, Quilt Booth, and FC Cincinnati Lucky Loser Raffle Winners!

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Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Posted on: June 23, 2017 1:00 pm
Tags: Blog,

June 23, 2017 is the Feast of the Sacred Heart. In this video, Sr. Ruth Lubbers reflects on this day and the history behind the SNDs' devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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A reflection on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Posted on: June 21, 2017 2:00 pm
Tags: Blog,

by Sr. Mary Margaret Droege, SND

Two hearts
One surrounded by thorns
One pierced by a sword
Two hearts
Stamped onto
The official seal of the Sisters of Notre Dame

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Film Screening "13th"

Posted on: June 15, 2017 11:00 am
Tags: Events, Prisonministry,

Join us for a screening of the movie "13th", a documentary about the overpopulating of prisons and jails in the US, with a look at injustices going on in the name of justice.

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East Africa: First profession of vows

Posted on: June 13, 2017 2:00 pm
Tags: Uganda, Vocation, East africa,

Seven women from Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania made their first profession of vows on June 10, 2017.

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Sr. Nicole's Border Talk

Posted on: June 12, 2017 11:00 am
Tags: Vocation, Novitiate, Events, Blog,

Sr. Nicole Marie Varnerin recently returned from 3 months of ministry at the US-Mexico border. On June 20, she will speak about her experience at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room

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Associate Inquiry Sessions

Posted on: June 6, 2017 10:00 am
Tags: Associates,

Want to learn more about the Notre Dame Associates? Come to an inquiry session on June 21 or July 8, 2017. 

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Sr. Mary Joanne Lutkenhoff 1929-2017

Posted on: June 2, 2017 4:00 pm

Sister Mary Joanne was born Joan Lutkenhoff on August 15, 1929, in Covington, Kentucky. Her parents, Edward and Anora Byron Lutkenhoff, raised five children, two boys and three girls. Joan was the oldest. Her family resided in Bellevue, Kentucky, where she attended Sacred Heart School, Our Lady of Province Academy, and St. Anthony Commercial School. After graduation, she became inspired by the Sisters of Notre Dame, joined them, and made her profession of vows on August 16, 1959.

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Holy Family students visit SND Nature Trail

Posted on: May 17, 2017 10:00 am
Tags: Nature trail,

Students from Holy Family School (Covington, KY) learned about local plants and animals at the SND Nature Trail. 

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BLOG: A reflection on the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord (May 25)

Posted on: May 16, 2017 2:00 pm
Tags: Blog,

by Sr. Mary Margaret Droege

He is risen
He is not here

Where is he?
     In the garden with Magdalene
     In the upper room with Thomas
     On the seashore preparing breakfast

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BLOG: A reflection on the Feast of St. Julie (May 13)

Posted on: May 12, 2017 2:00 pm
Tags: Blog,

by Sr. Mary Margaret Droege

How good is the good God
How good is God

The good God
Punctuating every letter she writes
Woven through every conference

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Cabin in Pickens, SC

Posted on: May 11, 2017 3:00 pm
Tags: Festival,

The 2017 4th of July Festival features a cabin resort in the silent auction. All proceeds benefit the SND Uganda and East Africa missions, local SND educational ministries, and the SND retirement fund.

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St. Claire receives Customer Impact Award

Posted on: May 9, 2017 11:00 am
Tags: St claire regional,

St. Claire Regional Medical Center was recognized with a Customer Impact Award at the Nuance annual user group meeting in Chicago.

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Sr. Mary Sharron Goller inducted into Hall of Fame

Posted on: May 1, 2017 3:00 pm
Tags: Education,

Congratulations to Sr. Mary Sharron Goller on her induction into the Holy Cross High School Hall of Fame.

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ND Associate recognizes herself in 80-year old photo

Posted on: April 27, 2017 3:00 pm
Tags: Festival, Associates,

Notre Dame Associate Shirley Bradford has walked past this picture many times. This week, however, she paused to look at it and noticed that SHE was in the front row!

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Volunteers paid it forward on April 22

Posted on: April 27, 2017 11:00 am
Tags: Volunteer,

More than fifty volunteers participated in the Sisters of Notre Dame (SND) Pay It Forward Service Day on Saturday, April 22.

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Three National Merit Finalists at NDA

Posted on: April 20, 2017 4:00 pm
Tags: Nda, Education,

Notre Dame Academy is pleased to announce that three students from the class of 2017 have been recognized as National Merit Finalists by the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. NDA seniors, Brooke Schulte, Paige Montfort and Abbie Guard have all earned the distinction of National Merit Finalist.

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BLOG: Courageous in the Face of Fear

Posted on: April 10, 2017 10:00 am
Tags: Blog, Sndusa, Novitiate, Hispanic ministry,

This year as Holy Week begins, I find myself reflecting on the fears present in Scripture. We hear often from Jesus, "Do not be afraid." There must have been a lot of fear if he had to say it so often. Now that I think of it, it seems as if fear is a human quality. Fear arises when the illusion of control is dismantled in our lives. Ironically, our fear often ends up controlling us.

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Sister Mary Beena in Covington

Posted on: April 7, 2017 2:00 pm
Tags: Education,

Notre Dame Sister Mary Beena from the Patna Province (India) visited the Covington Sisters of Notre Dame in late March. Sister Mary Beena lived at the Covington Province in 1982 while earning her master’s degree from Xavier University.

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Returning to Uganda

Posted on: April 4, 2017 11:00 am
Tags: Uganda, Volunteer,

On January 16, 2017, Sr. Mary Janet Stamm boarded a flight to travel to Uganda with a volunteer maintenance group. This was her first time returning to the SND Mission in Uganda since she concluded 18 years of service at the mission in 2013. For two weeks she served as the volunteers’ liaison to the sisters and locals and prepared delicious meals.


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NDUEC Family Night

Posted on: April 3, 2017 3:00 pm
Tags: Education, Nduec,

Notre Dame Urban Education center had a very special Family Program on March 21 with guest speaker Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton.

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Sr. Norene's POP retirement party

Posted on: March 31, 2017 3:00 pm
Tags: Education, Retirement, Lourdes hall,

Students at Prince of Peace School hosted a retirement celebration for Sr. Mary Norene McCormack on March 30, 2017. 

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Calling all bakers and treat-makers!

Posted on: March 31, 2017 11:00 am
Tags: Festival, Volunteer,

Do you like to bake or make treats? You might be interested in our baking and treat-making team for the 4th of July Festival. 

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Partner Spotlight: University of Akron RooCatholic

Posted on: March 31, 2017 10:00 am
Tags: Volunteer, Spotlight,

Notre Dame Sisters Ruth Lubbers and Kate Hine arranged a spring break service trip with students from the University of Akron. Their spring break destination? Covington, Kentucky.

In between their service hours, we sat down with some of the students to ask what the trip has meant to them. Click below to watch!

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St. Patrick's Day Photos

Posted on: March 17, 2017 2:00 pm
Tags: Lourdes hall,

Sisters and staff celebrated St. Patrick's Day together. 

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Stretch Your Heart: New Orleans 2017

Posted on: March 16, 2017 4:40 pm
Tags: Events,

STRETCH YOUR HEART in New Orleans, July 7-15, 2017. Single women ages 18-40 are invited to volunteer with the Sisters of Notre Dame at the Rebuild Center in New Orleans, LA.

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Community Center at St. Charles

Posted on: March 15, 2017 12:00 pm
Tags: St charles,

For 56 years, the St. Charles Community has 'Celebrated Life and Embraced Seniors.'

The Covington campus on Farrell Drive is enhancing that legacy with the renovation of the original convent into a 4,000-square foot Community Center.

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St. Claire Foundation Scholarship

Posted on: March 14, 2017 2:00 pm
Tags: Education, St claire regional,

MOREHEAD, Ky. –The St. Claire Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2017 Richard J. Bausch Family Scholarship and the Sister Mary Jeannette Wess, SND, Scholarship. The application deadline for both scholarships is May 26.


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Partner Spotlight: Keith & Mary Jo Moore

Posted on: March 6, 2017 2:00 pm
Tags: Spotlight,

I started working with the Sisters of Notre Dame ten years ago because of Sister Dennise Wagenlander--surprise!  Yes, she has me on speed dial!  My husband, Keith, and I have four daughters that graduated from St. Columban where the Sisters of Notre Dame taught.  Sister Suzanne Rose and Sister Dennise were our principals while our daughters were there.

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Daily Mass

Posted on: March 6, 2017 10:00 am

Mass takes place in the St. Joseph Heights Chapel, located on the first floor of the Sisters of Notre Dame Provincial Center, 1601 Dixie Highway, Covington, KY 41011. Questions? Please call 859-291-2040 or email

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Photos from Ash Wednesday 2017

Posted on: March 1, 2017 4:00 pm
Tags: Events,

The Ash Wednesday Day of Recollection was held at the Covington Provincial Center and included presentations by Sr. Marla Monahan, SND, Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and chances for reflection and fellowship. Thank you to all who attended and brought joy to this first day of Lent.

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Sr. Nicole begins apostolic year

Posted on: February 23, 2017 9:00 am
Tags: Sndusa, Novitiate,

During evening prayer on February 21, 2017, the Covington Province celebrated the start of Sr. Nicole Marie Varnerin's apostolic year. Sr. Nicole, a Notre Dame novice, concluded her canonical year of theological study and will now spend her apostolic year putting what she learned into practice.

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Do I need a vacation? No, I need a retreat!

Posted on: February 22, 2017 4:00 pm
Tags: Blog, Retreats,

by Jenni Crowley-Albu

As a young adult, our lives are busy:  Busy with work, school, family, children, friends, home… the list goes on and on.  It’s easy to get caught up in the “busyness” and forget to take time to slow things down for reflection and reconnection with your innermost beliefs and thoughts.

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What does Lent mean?

Posted on: February 22, 2017 12:00 pm
Tags: Blog,

by Sr. Mary Margaret Agnes Hemmerle

Here we are at the beginning of the happy times of Lent, yes I did say “happy.” Happy because it is a season, six weeks long, when we happily embrace the time of coming closer to Christ, to God, to the One who compassionately and lovingly gave His life that we might have life in abundance.

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Falling for SND-USA

Posted on: February 21, 2017 1:10 pm
Tags: Sndusa, Blog,

by Sr. Mary Margaret Droege

For two years or more, we Sisters of Notre Dame have been hearing about “SND-USA.”  Each area of our life is being reviewed as the four SND provinces in the USA prepare to become one by 2020.  Committees consider provincial policies and procedures and there have been opportunities for the sisters to meet one another through retreats, conferences, renewals, and jubilee celebrations.  But some of us have really taken this with great gusto.  I literally “fell for SND-USA.”

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2017 Pancake Breakfast

Posted on: February 20, 2017 12:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

Thank you to everyone who came out on February 19 for the 21st Annual Uganda Mission Pancake Breakfast. A big thanks, as well, to the Ludlow Knights of Columbus for putting on the event since 1996. Everyone coming together for flapjacks and fellowship resulted in $3,500+ for the Sisters of Notre Dame Mission in Uganda.

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Sr. Norene's syrup project

Posted on: February 16, 2017 4:00 pm
Tags: Retirement,

Sr. Mary Norene McCormack worked with Everett, the facilities director, to tap the maple trees for sap today. Stay tuned as she collects the sap and turns it into delicious maple syrup.

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Called to be like God: Finding community

Posted on: February 8, 2017 1:00 pm
Tags: Jpic,

Video: Sr. Marla Monahan reflects on our call to be like God by living in community with our brothers and sisters.

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Partner Spotlight: Theresa Brugger

Posted on: February 3, 2017 1:00 pm
Tags: Spotlight, Associates,

Hello, my name is Theresa Brugger. I made my covenant as a Notre Dame Associate on April 12, 2015. To say this is when my relationship with the sisters began would  simply not be true.

Some time ago I was asked to write this piece. At first glance I thought, “No problem.” When I put the pen to paper, I was not impressed with the result.  So I started over. Then after evaluating the next draft, I realized how daunting this task actually was.

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Sister Mary Rosetta Conrad 1925-2017

Posted on: February 2, 2017 9:00 am

Sister Mary Rosetta was born Rose Mary into the loving and faith-centered family of Mathias and Henrietta Conrad on December 23, 1925 in Cincinnati, Ohio, along with her beloved twin sister, Lilly. 

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Statement Regarding Executive Order on Immigration and Refugees

Posted on: February 1, 2017 2:00 pm

Statement from the Covington Provincial Leadership Council regarding the executive order on immigration and refugees.

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Music therapy puts a song in our hearts

Posted on: January 5, 2017 2:00 pm
Tags: Lourdes hall,

The response to the music therapy program (from donors and our sisters with dementia) has put a song in our hearts. We received multiple iPod Shuffles and iTunes gift cards to create personalized playlists for our sisters with dementia and Alzheimer's. 

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