Donor Betty Mutza and Sister Benilda Dix cut the ribbon leading to one of the archives rooms at the SSND North American Archives blessing and dedication at Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, on June 2, 2018.
History and mission celebrated at North American Archives dedication

The School Sisters of Notre Dame created a rich and vibrant history as they carried out their ministries, which reflects their commitment to mission, those they serve and God. Sisters, donors and staff recently attended the dedication of the School Sisters of Notre Dame North American Archives to personally see the collection documenting this extraordinary history.
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Elm Grove Nun Study, Sister Gabriel Spaeth
The relevancy of “Aging with Grace” for today’s college students

Dr. Kristen Abbott-Anderson, Assistant Professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato, has assigned the book “Aging with Grace” to her class in order to increase her students’ understanding of Alzheimer’s. In 1986, Dr. David Snowdon, one of the world’s leading experts on Alzheimer’s, embarked on a scientific study that would change the way we view aging and, ultimately, living. Dubbed the “Nun Study,” his research involved a unique population of 678 School Sisters of Notre Dame, ranging in age from 74 to 106, whose dedication to serving others may help all of us live longer and healthier lives.
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Chef John Folse of New Orleans and his staff prepared and served the festive luncheron for the 2014 Chatawa Jubilee celebration.
A mission that resonates

Chef John Folse began making gourmet meals for SSND special events after a fellow co-worker, Chef Warren LeRuth’s health began to fail. For John, the sisters’ mission resonated with him, “I came to realize that the School Sisters of Notre Dame devote their entire lives to the Church and to the special causes that they choose,” said John. “Once you experience what happens in these exceptional places, you cannot help but continue to be a part of it.”
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Sister Kay Fernholz works with a local student to harvest produce at Earthrise Farm in Madison, Minnesota, a ministry of the School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province.
Check out the newest edition of the SSNDCP Newsletter

Don’t miss the latest edition of the SSND Central Pacific Province Newsletter. Find stories on Care of Creation and highlights from various donor events.

Sister Gladys Marie Courtade with Notre Dame Middle School students
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Join SSND in transforming the world through education with a legacy gift to support SSND ministries and/or retirement needs.

Photo of butterfly on a flower celebrating Jubilee 2018. Photo by S. Mary Kay Gosch.

Join us as we celebrate our Jubilarians for their faith, commitment and service. Read their profiles, send an e-card, share a story or honor a Jubilarian with a gift.


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