The 2020 Women's Leadership Luncheon image is of a tree with colorful finger prints and words such as Diversity, gender, education, health and education.
Women’s Leadership Luncheons in 2020: Diversity

In March 2020, the Women’s Leadership Luncheons will focus on coming together through diversity and the struggle for unity. Diversity can be defined as the condition of having, or being, composed of different elements. The variety of factors included in diversity raises many issues and questions. To learn more, attend one of our luncheons in Milwaukee, St. Louis, Dallas, and St. Paul, Minnesota.
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Many SSND prayed at a candle light vigills in order to advocate for peace. The corporate stance on gospel nonviolence and just peace calls all to pray against violence.
SSND Corporate Stance: Gospel Nonviolence and Just Peace

As School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) committed to a more just and peaceful world, we are called to take a clear stand for creative and active nonviolence and against all forms of violence. We recognize that peace requires justice and justice requires peacemaking. We are being called to pray, speak out, advocate, educate and take decisive action. Based on this, the SSND Central Pacific Province has adopted a Corporate Stance on Gospel Nonviolence and Just Peace.
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Sisters and lay people have been asked to volunteer in El Paso, Texas, to help immigrants transition into the United States. Sister Antoinette Nauman and volunteer Karina are showing off the bags sewn by St. Louis sisters and donated to the center.
Sisters reflect on their time in El Paso, Texas

In the fall of 2018, the Catholic Diocese of El Paso, Texas, asked for volunteers to help with the arrival of immigrants. The School Sisters of Notre Dame answered this call. For over a year, sisters have been going to El Paso to help in any way they can. From cleaning to cooking, organizing, shopping or making phone calls, they are happy to help. Not many of the sisters speak the two common languages - Spanish or Portuguese - that are heard in the centers, yet they continue to volunteer and have a positive impact. Read three reflections of sisters who have volunteered.
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The Ministry Commission and Ministry Office consists of 10 commissioners, six sisters and four lay people.
New focus for SSND ministries

The School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) have responded to urgent needs in their communities for 186 years. These needs have evolved into a variety of ministries centered on educating women, children, the poor and communities. As stated in the SSND Constitution, You Are Sent, “Urged by the love of Christ, we choose to express our mission through ministry directed toward education. Responding to varying needs, we engage in a diversity of ministries, specific services through which we work for the enablement of [the] person.” Sisters may no longer manage day-to-day operations in many ministries, yet they continue their sponsorship, leadership and service as the torch is passed to laity who continue to embrace the mission, heritage and charism of SSND.
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Rising Star in Milwaukee helps students through tutoring. Sister Sylvia Hecht tutors a student to at Notre Dame Middle School.
Join us for #GivingTuesday

This global day of giving is on December 3! Save the date and join SSND for this annual day of giving.

Sister Rita Ann Kipka tutors a fourth grader at Our Lady of Good Counsel's Learning Center in Mankato, Minnesota.
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