Blog Entries - September 2017

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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