Red Barn Photos at OLGC.
The history of the Red Barn in Mankato, Minnesota

SSND’s former province of Mankato, Minnesota, was established in 1910. Several parcels of land totaling roughly 50 acres were purchased or donated for the motherhouse and girls’ academy. The property became known as Good Counsel Hill or The Hill, due to the campus being located at the top of a large hill in the valley town. The Red Barn eventually became part of the property and continues as a symbol of SSND’s commitment to the precious gift of land and its responsible use throughout the Central Pacific Province.
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Sister Anne Giese prayers the rosary. Sister Gina Redig and Sister Lillia Langreck reflect on Easter, rebirth and the spring season.
Reflections: The Easter season

Sisters Gina Marie Redig and Lillia Langreck reflect on Easter, rebirth and the spring season. Sister Gina encourages everyone to, “Let Jesus breathe life, peace, hope, strength and courage into your story. Look for spring’s new life in yourself and sing a new song in your heart. Keep the door open for that touch of unfolding resurrection in your life story.”
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Sisters walking to cemetery at Sancta Maria in Ripa, St. Louis.
Natural burials: An eco-friendly alternative

Natural burials started in the Central Pacific Province in 2015, with Sister Dorothy Olinger at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Mankato, Minnesota. Sister Dorothy and Sister Kathleen Mary Kiemen, led the global education office in Mankato. Both of the sisters believed in and practiced green principles prior to their work with natural or green burials. The idea for a natural burial option grew out of the sisters' concern and love for the Earth.
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The sisters residing at the Sarah Community in Bridgeton, Missouri, stay active through activities and in prayer.
Give STL Day: Thank you!

There is still time to join the many individuals who generously donated during Give STL Day on Wednesday, May 1.

On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Our Lady of Good Counsel hosted their 14th Annual Golf Tournament & Card Party at the Daytona Golf Course in Dayton, Minnesota.
Register now: Golf Tournament and Card Party

Join us on Tuesday, June 25, for a day of fun at the Golf Tournament and Card Party, Daytona Golf Club, Daytona, Minnesota.

Fair Trade Items at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Mankato, Minnesota.
World Fair trade Day is May 11

Join the School Sisters of Notre Dame by learning how to purchase Fair Trade items every day.

Sister Georgiann Wildhaber with students in the school library.
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