Blog Entries - tag: 'Spotlight'

Sister Spotlight: Sr. Jan Marie Villalobos

Posted on: November 1, 2018 11:00 am
Tags: Nda, Vocation, Spotlight,

Sr. Jan Marie Villalobos is an alumna of Notre Dame Academy (CA) from the Class of 1976. Sr. Jan Marie felt an interior calling to religious life in the second grade at St. Augustine elementary in Culver City. As she says, “I had a feeling of being called to religious life when I was in the second grade at a school Mass. The community aspect was solidifying. I had confidence that God was going to take care of me.”

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Priesthood Sunday Spotlight: Rev. Robert Ross, SJ

Posted on: October 25, 2018 10:00 am
Tags: Spotlight,

Sunday, October 28, 2018 is Priesthood Sunday. In honor of this day that affirms the role of the priesthood as central to the life of the Church, we reflected on the role of our chaplain, Fr. Robert Ross, and the life he brings to our province. Get to know Fr. Ross.

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Partner Spotlight: Pete Nerone

Posted on: June 12, 2018 12:00 pm
Tags: Spotlight,

Meet Pete Nerone from Covington, KY.

Pete is a dear and longtime partner of the Sisters of Notre Dame. You may have seen him at a United in Prayer event, volunteering at the 4th of July Festival, or attending the Uganda Mission Pancake Breakfast. Mission Advancement staff asked Pete about his partnership with and role in the Notre Dame community. His responses were extremely humbling!

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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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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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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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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 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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Partner Spotlight: St. Bernard Catholic School

Posted on: February 9, 2016 12:00 pm
Tags: Spotlight, Uganda, Education,

For 40 years, St. Bernard Catholic School in Cincinnati, OH has organized a fun and engaging Mission Festival. The mission they have chosen to learn about and support through their festival fundraising is our very own SND Uganda Mission. How blessed are we!

Michele Frey, a St. Bernard alumna and parent, has helped plan the festival for almost 20 years. She shared what the festival entails and what it means to her in this month's Partner Spotlight. 

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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: Leanette Bockweg

Posted on: November 18, 2015 3:20 pm
Tags: Spotlight,

I went to St. Augustine School in Covington, KY for six years and became close to many Sisters of Notre Dame.  My first grade teacher was Sister Agnita.  She was very dear.  Of course, in the second grade I had Sr. Mary de Lellis, who led us through our First Communion. Then in the third grade I had dear Sister Mary Francello Orth.  She still remembers my sister's name today and asks how she is doing in Memphis. You see, my sister was the bright one in the family and a hard act to follow.

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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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June 2015 Partner Spotlight: Allison Kiefer

Posted on: June 2, 2015 12:00 pm
Tags: Spotlight, Retreats,
I've been involved with the Sisters of Notre Dame for as long as I can remember. From the time I started school at St. Augustine in Covington, moved onto high school at Notre Dame Academy, and well into my college and young adult life, I have loved being around and volunteering with the sisters.
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May 2015 Partner Spotlight: Tina Bernheimer

Posted on: May 7, 2015 11:30 am
Tags: Spotlight, Retirement, Lourdes hall,

The Sisters of Notre Dame taught me when I was a child at St Martin’s in Cincinnati and were a big influence on me. How fortunate for me to be reacquainted with the Sisters so many years later.

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April 2015 Partner Spotlight: Marilyn Willenbrink

Posted on: April 10, 2015 3:40 pm
Tags: Spotlight,

My connection to the Sisters of Notre Dame began as a first grader at St. Augustine School in Covington, Ky.  It was as a first grader that I met a gentle giant of a woman, Sister Mary Francello Orth.  I was ever so fortunate to also have Sister Mary Francis Dirr in my life as a second grader.  Sister Mary Francis prepared me well for the reception of the sacraments of Confession and First Communion.

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March 2015 Partner Spotlight: Erin Cummings

Posted on: March 2, 2015 2:00 pm
Tags: Spotlight, Uganda, Nda,
The Sisters of Notre Dame are missioned to proclaim God’s goodness and provident care, but we do not do it alone! Hundreds of individuals and organizations dedicate their prayers, their time, and various resources to share in carrying out Jesus’ read more …

February 2015 Partner Spotlight: Donna Kramer

Posted on: February 9, 2015 1:00 pm
Tags: Spotlight,

"My love for the Sisters of Notre Dame began as a small child.  The Sisters taught at St. John's grade school in Wilder, KY.  I had a brother or sister in just about every grade level when I attended the school and my family was very close to the Sisters..."

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January 2015 Partner Spotlight: Marlene Lutkenhoff

Posted on: December 31, 2014 2:00 pm
Tags: Spotlight,

"Being involved with the Sisters of Notre Dame is such a rewarding experience. The Associate program was mentioned at a retreat I attended several years ago at the Heights. When I heard about it I was immediately intrigued. I enjoyed learning about the Sisters and all the good works they do at the local and international level. ..." 

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December 2014 Partner Spotlight: Judy Parsons

Posted on: December 1, 2014 4:00 pm
Tags: Spotlight,

"God’s missions for us are many and varied. Through the SND Associates Program, we help take Christ to others. This takes many forms and is truly a blessing for the Associates, as well as for those we serve..."

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November 2014 Partner Spotlight: Walt Witt

Posted on: November 5, 2014 1:30 pm
Tags: Spotlight,

My first encounter with the good Sisters began in 1941 when I entered the first grade at Sacred Heart School in Bellevue, KY. My first teacher was Sr. Mary Camillus Kampschmidt, SND...

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October 2014 Partner Spotlight: Jan Ferguson

Posted on: October 13, 2014 12:00 pm
Tags: Spotlight,

I do not know what I would do without the support and prayers of my beloved SND community. They celebrate my joy, and comfort me in times of hardship. Even more importantly, they challenge me to live my faith every day in the ordinary daily routines...

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September 2014 Partner Spotlight: Mary Estelle Roesel

Posted on: September 12, 2014 2:00 pm
Tags: Spotlight

One of my rewarding experiences here is being close to God. When I come in the convent, I love to open the chapel doors and say, “Hi Jesus! This is Mary Estelle, I love you!”...

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