Blog Entries - tag: 'Vocation'

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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Q&A with Sister Mary Immaculate

Posted on: June 28, 2019 9:00 am
Tags: Uganda, Vocation, East africa,

Sister Mary Immaculate is the formation director for the East Africa Delegation. She is from Uganda and currently ministers at the SND formation center located at St. Julie Mission in Buseesa, Uganda.

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Come+ Be Weekend

Posted on: February 19, 2019 1:00 pm
Tags: Vocation,

while learning about the life, spirituality, and mission of the
Sisters of Notre Dame

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Holy Hour for Vocations

Posted on: November 6, 2018 11:00 am
Tags: Vocation, Events,

Pray with us on November 7 for all those discerning their religious vocation.

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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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Sister Nicole interviewed by Giving Voice

Posted on: October 26, 2018 4:30 pm
Tags: Vocation,

Sister Nicole Varnerin, who professed her first vows as a Sister of Notre Dame in February 2018, was recently interviewed by Giving Voice.

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A Beautiful Vocation

Posted on: September 20, 2018 1:00 pm
Tags: Vocation, Novitiate, Blog,

by Michelle Blevins

Despite being drawn to, and thus formed in, various congregations and charisms, there is something about being a young sister in the United States at this time in history which makes differences between us seem very immaterial. 

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WVXU Interview: Religious Life Today

Posted on: August 7, 2018 11:00 am
Tags: Novitiate, Vocation, Prayer,

Listen to the August 7 segment on WVXU 91.7 about religious life in modern times.

The segment features Sister Tracy Kemme, SC, Sister Nicole Trahan, FMI, and our mission advancement director, Jodee McElfresh.

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Lenten Movie Nights

Posted on: February 9, 2018 1:00 pm
Tags: Vocation, Events,

Watch and discuss the movie series, Celebrating Mercy.

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R U Called?

Posted on: January 26, 2018 2:00 pm
Tags: Events, Novitiate, Vocation,

Are you a woman discerning the consecrated life? You might be interested in the R U Called? dinner on March 14.

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Welcome, Michelle Blevins!

Posted on: January 1, 2018 3:00 pm
Tags: Vocation, Novitiate,

On December 19 in Chardon, Ohio, the Sisters of Notre Dame received Michelle Blevins as a postulant.

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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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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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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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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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Meet Nicole: SND Postulant

Posted on: September 1, 2015 12:00 pm
Tags: Vocation, Novitiate,

After my senior year of high school, I went to a Catholic youth conference. At the concluding Mass of this conference, the priest called anyone in the congregation who felt a call in their heart to the priesthood or religious life to come to the altar to be prayed over. As I watched all of these young people walk to the altar I heard a voice from within say, “You should be up there.” And I promptly stayed in my seat. 

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