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Sisters’ presence in Huntington parish ends after 150 years

September 20, 2018 – For a century and a half, the School Sisters of Notre Dame have served SS. Peter and Paul Parish in Huntington. On Sunday, Sept. 16, the parish celebrated that legacy with a Mass and a reception in the sisters’ honor. The sisters’ presence in Huntington will come to an end in November with the retirements of Sister Miriam Therese Gill and Sister Loretta Bauer, as they leave for the SSND retirement community in Elm Grove, Wisconsin. Read more about the sisters’ 150 years of service in Today’s Catholic.



Cross planting ministry honors migrants who died in the desert

September 14, 2018 – Recently, SSNDs and a diverse group of local individuals, near the Sonoran Desert, on the US-Mexico border began a ministry called 'Pilgrimage of Remembrance.' The ministry conducts bimonthly trips into the desert to plant handmade crosses near the sites of migrant deaths in Cochise County, Arizona. Check out the article in the Herald/Review of Sierra Vista, Arizona, to learn more about how the ministry educates people about the U.S.-Mexico border and honors the lives of the departed. To learn more about the cross planting ministry, visit the Pilgrimage of Remembrance webpage.



SSND Sisters in Japan send update after Typhoon Jebi

September 7, 2018 – SSND sisters in Japan have reported they are fine after Typhoon Jebi struck earlier this week and from this morning's earthquake that shook Hokkaido Island. Minor damage occurred to homes and schools, and a few people sustained injuries from broken glass and falling objects. The earthquake paralyzed the northern island of Japan, and SSND sisters are located in the southern central island.

 

Please continue to pray for all who have suffered from these, and other natural disasters here in our country and around the world.



ReEchoes Fall Newsletter

August 28, 2018 – The fall issue of ReEchoes is available online. ReEchoes is a biannual Good Counsel Academy Alumnae publication for Our Lady of Good Counsel Academy. Good Counsel Academy was part of Mankato’s educational tradition from 1912 until it closed in 1980. The association continues to be active and provides a connection for alumnae, faculty and friends. Download the fall issue of ReEchoes.



CSERM transitions to Living Earth Center

August 17, 2018 – The Center for Earth Spirituality and Rural Ministry has recently transitioned into an independent nonprofit with a new name, Living Earth Center. Read more about the transition in Mankato’s Free Press article, “Passing the Shovel: Center on Good Counsel Hill Changes Hands.”



Milwaukee Catholic Home and School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province establish partnership

July 26, 2018 – Milwaukee Catholic Home and School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province announce a new partnership to support the care of retired religious, share community and build toward common mission goals. Read the full news release.



Over 150 years of catholic sisters’ history preserved in new archive

July 25, 2018 – Listen to Michele Levandoski, Archivist of the SSND North American Archives on Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR). Michele explains the types of materials found in the archives and shares some stories about sisters. Learn more about the archives and SSND.



Shalom/UN-NGO News North America

July 12, 2018 – 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.



Restoration complete for historic 19th century bells at Convent Hills Gardens

July 11, 2018 – The St. Ignatius and St. Catherine bells located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, rang out on July 11th after being restored. These two bells hung in the School Sister of Notre Dame’s Convent Hill Gardens located in downtown Milwaukee from 1884 – 1956. Read more about the bell restoration and the history of the SSND convent.



Mankato Solar Garden One of Many Popping Up Across Minnesota

June 22, 2018 – The School Sisters of Notre Dame are truly living up to their mission of Care and Creation. The Solar Garden in Mankato, Minnesota broke ground on October 25th 2017. Now, in June 2018 it is finally up and running. Read this article in regards to the Solar Garden opening celebration.



Statement from the Most Reverend Archbishop Robert J. Carlson on the Separation of Immigrant Parents and Children

June 19, 2018 – The School Sisters of Notre Dame stand firmly with Archbishop Carlson’s press release. Please read the statement which can be found here in English and Spanish.



Reception to say thanks, bye: SLCC takes reins from School Sisters of Notre Dame

June 14, 2018 – Progressive Education Program Inc, (PEPI) of New Iberia, Louisiana, says goodbye to Sister Barbara Kraus, SSND and PEPI. PEPI is a supported ministry of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. It will officially close its doors after 40 years of education. Read the article to find out more about the reception to say thank you and goodbye.



Global Sisters Report features SSND School in Nepal

From left, Sisters Barbara Soeté, Andre Maureen Soeté, Evangela Imamura and Miriam Therese KanayaJune 4, 2018 – Sisters Miriam Therese Kanaya, Evangela Imamura, Barbara Soete and Andre Maureen Soete are featured in a Global Sisters Report on their education mission in Nepal, including Seto Gurans Child Development Center in Bandipur, Notre Dame Secondary School in Bandipur and one-room study centers throughout the area. Read the full article from Global Sisters Report.



SSND shares LCWR’s statement

May 8, 2018 – The School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province (SSNDCP), in solidarity with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) share the following statement from LCWR:

 

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is deeply troubled by the decision of the Trump administration to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 57,000 Hondurans. Honduras is the seventh country whose citizens have been stripped of their right to protection by this administration. Read the full statement from LCWR.



Shalom/UN-NGO News North America

May 1, 2018 – The May 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.



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