Unloading of the Our Lady of Good Counsel's historic Organ 1975
Our Lady of Good Counsel’s historic organ

In April 1975, one of the world’s largest pipe organs moved from St. Mary’s Church in Boston, Massachusetts, to Our Lady of Good Counsel in Mankato, Minnesota. The organ was built in October 1877. It is the largest surviving organ in a series of organs designed and built by William A. Johnson & Sons of Westfield, Massachusetts.
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Spreading awareness of human trafficking

As an adjunct professor, Sister Mary Beth Reissen has collaborated with colleagues at Webster University, in St. Louis, Missouri, in designing and teaching a college-level course on human trafficking, entitled Contemporary Slavery Human Trafficking. The course is offered at Webster University as part of the university’s Global Citizenship program for undergraduates.
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Sister Bernardia at St. Benedict, Strasburg (Courtesy of School Sisters of Notre Dame North American Archives)
School Sisters of Notre Dame commemorate 100 year history in the Diocese of Bismarck

The School Sisters of Notre Dame celebrated 100 years in the Diocese of Bismarck, North Dakota. In 1865, the first sisters arrived in Mankato, Minnesota, and in 1912, the province was established. After repeated appeals from Bismarck North Dakota’s Bishop Vincent Wehrle, for teachers in schools in North Dakota, Mother Isidore, Mankato’s first provincial superior, opened schools in New Hradec and Scheffield in 1917. In the years that followed, the sisters answered the call to teach at many other schools in North Dakota.
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Participate in #GivingTuesday on November 27!

Give thanks for sisters and the work they do by making a generous contribution on #GivingTuesday!

2018 NoFest Octoberfest
NoFest Octoberfest Winners

Thank you to participants in NoFest Octoberfest. (Only in Minnesota) All proceeds raised benefit the sisters of the Central Pacific Province. The list of winners is now available on our website.

Women's Leadership Luncheons 2019
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Join us in Milwaukee for the first Women’s Leadership Luncheon of 2019 featuring Rachel Monaco-Wilcox, an advocate for victims of human trafficking.

S. Marie Clare Powell with vietnamese visiting sisters for the Amazon Smile photograph
Give to SSNDCP through AmazonSmile

Shopping during the holidays is easy and can be rewarding for SSND, when you shop through AmazonSmile.


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