Women's Leadership Luncheon 2021. The theme for 2021 is Care of Creation.
Women’s Leadership Luncheons 2021: Care of Creation

The theme for the 2021 Women’s Leadership Luncheons is Care of Creation. The School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) believe in the interconnection of the whole life community and responsibility for the Earth. With gratitude for God’s gifts of air, soil, water, plants, animals and humans, sisters act with respect and reverence of the environment. Through eco-living practices, food choices, land use, eco-literacy and advocacy, SSND work to protect God’s creation.
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Sisters gather around the Peace Pole at Sister Adaire's home to pray for peace during the race riots in 2020.
Join SSND in shaping peace together

September 21, 2020, join the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) in celebrating the International Day of Peace. Each year, SSND celebrate and honor this recurring tradition by gathering around Peace Poles located at SSND properties, homes and ministries. Sister Adaire Lassonde shares, “I was inspired to look into having a Peace Pole where I live. There are many houses in the neighborhood that display peace signs that denote their attention to the marginalized. The Peace Pole where I live is four-sided with ‘May Peace Prevail on Earth’ in Hmong, Lakota, Spanish and English, which are the main languages in our neighborhood.”
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Sister Sue Von Bank, 60-year Jubilarian, and Sister Mary Ann Kuhn, Community Leader pinning flowers for an in-house Jubilee Celebration at OLGC.
Celebrating Jubilee in creative ways

With COVID-19 restrictions in place at all School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) Central Pacific Province locations since mid-March, many changes, postponements and cancellations of events have taken place to ensure the safety of sisters, family and friends. Jubilee celebrations were part of the changes to accommodate the Center of Disease Control guidelines. Sister Sue Von Bank, a 60-year Jubilarian, and Sister Helen Jane Jaeb, Provincial Councilor, share what this year’s celebrations looked like. As Sister Helen Jane states, “The 2020 Jubilarians were recognized for the gift of their vocation, as their presence as SSND have blessed so many by their ministries. No matter where and how they gave their lives of love and care.”
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The OLGC Craft Fair & Garage Sale was held on Saturday, October 14, 2017.
Join us for a slice of pie

The 2020 Craft Fair and Garage Sale in Mankato, Minnesota, has been postponed until October 9, 2021. However, you can still support the sisters by buying a slice of VIRTUAL apple pie.

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

By making a long-term commitment to the School Sisters of Notre through a planned gift, you become a member of the Blessed Theresa Society.

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