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Mankato says goodbye to Our Lady of Good Counsel

August 1, 2022 – The tower bell tolled just before 3 p.m. Sunday, calling the community to come pray with the School Sisters of Notre Dame at their home on the Hill. To learn more read The Free Press article, “Mankato says goodbye to Our Lady of Good Counsel.”



Greater Mankato area says farewell to the School Sisters of Notre Dame

July 31, 2022 –  For over 110 years, the sisters have transformed Mankato through their pursuit of spreading education and connecting the community. The School Sister of Notre Dame held an open house for the greater Mankato area to visit the Hill’s grounds and say goodbye to its residents. To learn more watch the KEYC-TV clip, “Greater Mankato area says farewell to the School Sisters of Notre Dame.”



School Sisters of Notre Dame recall community service to Mankato

July 28, 2022 – Since 1912, Our Lady of Good Counsel has hosted many entertainment and educational programs for the community. To learn more, watch the KEYC TV segment, “School Sisters of Notre Dame recall community service to Mankato.”



Sister Addie Lorraine Walker is the recipient of the Harriet Tubman Award

July 27, 2022 – Sister Addie Lorraine Walker is the recipient of the National Black Sisters Conference (NBSC) Harriet Tubman Award. She is the first School Sister of Notre Dame to receive the esteemed honor in the history of the NBSC. NBSC is a national organization of more than 150 Black Catholic women religious and associates. Together, they form a strong and cohesive voice in support of the dignity and rights of women of color, in creating mentoring and support systems for Black women in religious formation, in educating the African American family, and in confronting the sin of racism, which continues to permeate society and the Church as they work tirelessly for the liberation of African American people. NBSC recognizes and honors one of its members who through her ministry is an advocate for Black people.



School sisters readying for move, planning to say goodbyes

July 24, 2022 – The sisters are hosting an open house July 31 to let the community visit The Hill. To learn more read The Free Press article, “School sisters readying for move, planning to say goodbyes to community.”



Sister Jill Laszewski calls 25 years of religious life ‘so worth it’

July 12, 2022 – Sister Jill Laszewski was clipping along in a successful telecommunications career in the early 1990s when a mission trip to Nicaragua caused a major redirect toward a religious vocation with the School Sisters of Notre Dame. To learn more read The Catholic Spirit article, “SSND sister calls 25 years of religious life ‘so worth it.’”



Shalom/UN-NGO News North America

July 6, 2022 – The July/August issue of Shalom/UN-NGO newsletter is available online. This newsletter is an e-publication of the School Sisters of Notre Dame that provides timely information for reflection and action on priority matters of justice, peace and integrity of creation. Read more about SSND social justice issues.



Sister Colleen Bauer reflects on nearly five decades of teaching

June 18,2022 – Marking her golden jubilee anniversary as a School Sister of Notre Dame, Sister Colleen Bauer reflects on nearly five decades of teaching for The Goshen News, Goshen, Indiana. To learn more read The Goshen News article, “Religious sister celebrates golden Jubilee.”



Quincy native Ann Scholz reflects on 50 years

June 14, 2022 – Marking her golden jubilee anniversary as a School Sister of Notre Dame, Ann Scholz reflects on her ministries for the Herald-Whig. To learn more read the Herald-Whig article, “Quincy native Ann Scholz reflects on 50 years as a School Sister of Notre Dame.”



More than 150 years, SSND are active part of Winona-Rochester Diocese

June, 2022 – The sisters at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Mankato, Minnesota, have been an active part of the Winona-Rochester Diocese for over 150 years and have taught in over 35 schools. This fall, they will be moving to Benedictine Living Community in Shakopee. To learn more read The Courier article, “SSND to sell Mankato property.”



Serving those who serve us: Lenten gifts

June 1, 2022 – St. Raphael the Archangel (SRA) parish in St. Louis donated two gifts to the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) this Lent season. The gifts included care packages created by students for the sisters living at Sancta Maria in Ripa and a monetary donation raised by parishioners for SSND ministries. Their Lenten project theme was, “Serving those who serve us: School Sisters of Notre Dame.” Learn more »



Sister, historian and educator

June 1, 2022 – The many years and accomplishments of the School Sisters of Notre Dame Jubilarians is something to honor and celebrate. Sister Kathleen Brice is a teacher at Notre Dame High School in St. Louis and a 50-year Jubilarian. Sister Kathleen shares in her reflection on her Jubilee year, “Now as a SSND, historian and educator of 50 years, my memories of the people, places and events that shaped me, are memories of gratitude.” Read more »



Moving forward in our new normal

June 1, 2022 – Sister Dawn Achs, provincial councilor, shared in a semi-annual provincial council update, “We all breathed a sigh of relief as the CDC lessens restrictions and we could again begin to enjoy time with each other and loved ones. It was a welcome change to be able to meet face-to-face for visits and for meetings. Now, we take what we have learned and try to cautiously move forward into our new normal.” Learn more »



Shalom/UN-NGO News North America

June 1, 2022 – The June issue of Shalom/UN-NGO newsletter is available online. This newsletter is an e-publication of the School Sisters of Notre Dame that provides timely information for reflection and action on priority matters of justice, peace and integrity of creation. Read more about SSND social justice issues.



Helping migrants at the US-Mexico border

May 17, 2022 – The Global Sisters Report conducted a full Q & A with Sister Judy Bourg. To learn more read the Global Sisters Report article, “Q & A with Sr. Judy Bourg, helping migrants 'returned' at the US-Mexico border.” Read more…



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