Sister Margaret Ellen Traxler in a photo from the 1960s shared from Archives.
Sister Margaret Ellen Traxler called us to do more

The School Sisters of Notre Dame live out diversity and the struggle for peace and unity by breaking down the barriers many face by being different, by ensuring access to the same rights and privileges as everyone else. One example of a champion for diversity was Sister Margaret Ellen Traxler, who lived her life in pursuit of inclusivity and equality for all. Sister Donna Quinn, a friend of Sister Margaret Ellen, proclaimed, “She called us to do more, to know that people were suffering and hurting.”
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Sister Mary Warner, Associate Ms. Yoshiko Kurimoto, princiapl of Notre Dame Jogkuin High School and S. Linda Marie Bos in Japan.
Sisters reflect on their journey in Japan

Interculturality, or the interaction of people from different cultural backgrounds, is a very important aspect of living as a School Sister of Notre Dame (SSND). The congregation is spread throughout the world, so sisters have the opportunity to experience different cultures during their lifetime. One recent opportunity was for sisters to teach intensive English in Kyoto, Japan. Sisters Mary Warner and Linda Bos volunteered. “I am not the same person I was before my experience in the Japanese Language Program; I hope people will choose to participate in an opportunity to learn more about another part of the world,” states Sister Mary.
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Sisters Jan Gregorcich, Pam Moehring, Elizabeth Swartz and Carol Dwyer work in an El Paso facility to fill baby bottles with formula to be distributed to tent cities in Mexico.
At our doorstep

There are thousands of individuals and families fleeing violence, oppression and poverty in South America. Along the United States border in Mexico, many people find themselves living on the streets and in shelters. These individuals living on the border are trying to enter the United States through border stations, in hopes of legally applying for asylum. Tim Dewane, director of the Central Pacific Province Shalom-JPIC, reflects on his experiences in Mexico, “These moments were a great reminder that at the end of the day, people are people, regardless of the lines we draw throughout the world.”
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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.
Join us in St. Paul, Minnesota

On March 26, speaker Dr. Antonia Apolinario-Wilcoxon will focus on embracing diversity: the struggle for social justice. Register for this free event.

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Don’t miss An Evening on the Emerald Isle at Sancta Maria in Ripa, St. Louis. Enjoy live music, bagpipes, Irish dancing and a silent auction.

Notre Dame of Elm Grove Signature Event 2020. Back to Our Roots: A Garden Celebration.
Save the date

Mark your calendars for Back to Our Roots: A Garden Celebration on June 13, 2020. Enjoy live music and reconnecting with sisters at Notre Dame of Elm Grove, Elm Grove, Wisconsin.

SSND recognizes Blessed Theresa Society members for their giving commitment. This logo is of Blessed Theresa in Germany with students.
Blessed Theresa Society

Make a long-term commitment through a planned gift to the School Sisters of Notre Dame and join our Blessed Theresa society.

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