Blog Entries - tag: 'Associates'

Rejoice Always

Posted on: January 8, 2021 1:00 pm
Tags: Jpic, Associates,

The National JPIC Office invited SND Associates to reflect on this opening quote from Gaudium et Spes: "The joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the people of this age, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted, these are the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the followers of Christ” (1). 

This is Covington Associate Jane Bratton's reflection.

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Open arms, open hearts

Posted on: January 9, 2020 11:00 am
Tags: Jpic, Associates, Volunteer,

by Jan Ferguson

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”  (Matthew 25:35) 

Since May of this year, sisters and associates have been meeting the needs of asylum seekers traveling on buses from the southern U.S. border to new homes all over the country.

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A Dad in the Diaconate

Posted on: December 6, 2019 2:00 pm
Tags: Vocation, Volunteer, Associates,

Adam Feinauer of Fort Wright, Kentucky, is a dad, a husband, an SND Associate, and a St. Agnes parishioner. He is also studying to become a Permanent Deacon at The Athenaeum of Ohio / Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

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Sew-So Group's Blankets for Migrant Families

Posted on: October 14, 2019 2:00 pm
Tags: Associates,

The SND Sew-So Group has been at it again, this time making beautiful blankets and hooded capelets.

A team of sisters and associates will deliver these and warm food to migrant families who have gone through the immigration process and are passing through Cincinnati on their way to a new home.

Thank you to our friends who donated the fabric for these items.

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Associate Event Rescheduled

Posted on: January 11, 2019 1:00 pm
Tags: Associates,

The Associate Formation Program scheduled for January 12 has been canceled. Sr. Marla’s presentation on Mary will be rescheduled for February 2 with a backup date of February 9. The availability of candidates and sponsors will determine which date is set.

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National Migration Week: Evening of Prayer

Posted on: December 26, 2018 10:00 am
Tags: Events, Prayer, Jpic, Associates,

For nearly a half a century, the Catholic Church in the United States has celebrated National Migration Week as an opportunity to reflect on the circumstances confronting immigrants and refugees. 

Please join us for an evening of prayer on January 10 to support and celebrate the human dignity of migrants.

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Associate Mary Appel featured in Messenger

Posted on: October 22, 2018 12:00 pm
Tags: Associates,

Mary Appel is a Notre Dame Associate, the biological sister of Sister Mary Janet Stamm, and on the front page of the October 19, 2018 issue of the Messenger. Mary and her husband, Al, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on August 21, 2018 and discussed the longevity of their marriage with Laura Keener, editor of the Messenger. 

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Congratulations new Associates!

Posted on: April 9, 2018 4:00 pm
Tags: Associates,

Welcome to our seven new Notre Dame Associates: Sharon Harris, Beth McGarr, Laura Koehl, Connie Ehrnschwender, Jennifer O'Gorman, Judy Newberry, and Jane Bratton. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Partner Spotlight: Larry and Kathy Kramer

Posted on: December 29, 2016 2:00 pm
Tags: Spotlight, Associates, Festival, Volunteer,

Growing up a Mt. Adams girl from the wrong side of the river, Kathy Kramer had to be “introduced” to Kentucky by her Covington Catholic graduate husband, Larry. Kathy took to the correct side of the river like a Buckeye fallen from a tree.

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December 3 Associate Gathering

Posted on: December 5, 2016 2:00 pm
Tags: Associates,

Covington associates and sisters gathered on December 3, 2016 at the Provincial Center. The day included Mass, updates from the JPIC committees, and presentations from associates who recently finished an international leadership training program for sisters and associates.

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December Partner Spotlight: Joanne Kenner

Posted on: December 1, 2016 11:00 am
Tags: Spotlight, Associates, Volunteer, Uganda,

I have been an Associate for the Sisters of Notre Dame since 2013.  I was familiar with the Sisters for many years, but was specifically introduced to the Associate program through my dear friend, Leah Britt.  I was kind of experiencing "empty nest syndrome" and was interested in finding a service organization where I could volunteer.

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November Partner Spotlight: Dick Tapke

Posted on: October 27, 2016 10:00 am
Tags: Spotlight, Associates, Volunteer,

My favorite part of working with the Sisters of Notre Dame is the relationship that has formed….of mutual love and respect.  The Sisters are so grounded in their mission that the focus and direction never strays too far.  Few are blessed to have such examples of God’s love so present in their daily interactions.

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October Partner Spotlight: Beth Raum

Posted on: October 1, 2016 9:00 am
Tags: Spotlight, Associates, Volunteer,

My relationship with the Sisters of Notre Dame began in 1959 at St. John Catholic School in Covington, KY. My family was long-time members of both the church and the school. The three Sisters that I remember as teachers are Sisters Mary Michyl Habermehl, Mary Shannon Kriege, and Mary Kevan Seibert.

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A beautiful visit on the Visitation

Posted on: June 1, 2016 2:00 pm
Tags: Associates, St charles,

Jane McDaniel, a Notre Dame Associate, celebrated the Associates' Patronal Feast of the Visitation by visiting at St. Charles Community with Sr. Mary Luann Bender, Associate Co-Director. Jane shared her green thumb and planted flowers on the St. Charles campus. What a blessing!

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Merciful Like the Father...

Posted on: May 2, 2016 2:00 pm
Tags: Blog, Associates,

At the start of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Sisters and Associates of Notre Dame shared the day-to-day acts of mercy that touched them recently. (As seen in the spring 2016 issue of The Pulse.)

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2016 Associate Covenant Ceremony

Posted on: April 4, 2016 8:40 am
Tags: Associates,

On April 3, 2016, ten individuals from the Diocese of Covington and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati made their covenant as Notre Dame Associates after having completed a year of formation, during which they came to a deeper appreciation of Notre Dame history, spirituality, charism, and ministry.

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Pilgrimage Walk for the Jubilee of Mercy

Posted on: February 16, 2016 4:00 pm
Tags: Events, Retreats, Associates,

Embark on a pilgrimage walk with the Sisters of Notre Dame on March 12. 

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Partner Spotlight: Jo Ann McQueen

Posted on: January 11, 2016 11:00 am
Tags: Associates, Spotlight,

As the Sisters of Notre Dame prepare for their provincial chapter, themed “Encountering the Word, Engaging the World,” I think about my first encounter with the Sisters of Notre Dame and how our shared engagement with the world has grown.


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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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Associate Candidates 2015-2016

Posted on: September 13, 2015 10:00 am
Tags: Associates,

Welcome to the 2015-2016 Associates of Notre Dame candidates.

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Associates celebrate Feast of the Visitation

Posted on: May 18, 2015 10:00 am
Tags: Associates,

Covington SND Associates gathered on May 16, 2015 to celebrate the Feast of the Visitation. 

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2015 Associate Covenant Ceremony

Posted on: April 13, 2015 8:00 am
Tags: Associates,

On April 12, 2015 in the St. Joseph Heights Chapel, the Sisters of Notre Dame welcomed Theresa Brugger, Anna Geoppinger, Kim Downs, Chris Wilson, and Irene Hasenfratz to the SND Associate Program. 

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SND-USA Associates: Embracing Our Shared Future

Posted on: November 5, 2014 2:00 pm
Tags: Associates,

On the weekend of October 10-13, 2014, twenty-one Associates and Sisters of Notre Dame from each of the four U.S. provinces gathered at the Covington Provincial Center. The goal: to further our planning and sharing regarding how we move forward as one.  

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2013-2014 Associates

Posted on: April 28, 2014 11:00 am
Tags: Associates

On April 26, 2014,  the Sisters and Associates of Notre Dame’s Covington Province celebrated with five women and two men who pronounced their covenant as Associates of Notre Dame.  Our newest Associates (pictured left to right) Adam Feinauer, Sherri Feinauer, JoAnn Nienaber-Chalfant, Rita Hargett, Stephanie Bricker, Jane Appelman, and Patrick Taney bring the number of SND Associates in the United States to 440. 

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