Sisters Rose Mary Snaza and Sue Von Bank celebrated their Jubilee in 2020 at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Mankato, Minnesota.
Jubilee 2021: faithful to our calling

Join the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) in honoring the 2021 Jubilarians. As the SSND constitution You Are Sent states, “Jubilees are cause for special celebration and provide opportunity for renewal and recommitment. Jubilee calls us to express our gratitude to God and to our Jubilarian sisters for their faithful love, which encourages us to greater fidelity.” Sister Debra Sciano, provincial leader, shares a reflection on Jubilee as she celebrates her 40 years since first profession. Sister Debra states, “We are each called to renew our vows, not only to commemorate a significant anniversary, but also on an annual basis. That renewal of vows is, for me, a chance to reevaluate my life and try to recall why I was called to be an SSND.”
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Mount Mary University in Milwaukee has a community garden that three sisters and students tend to.
Prioritizing Care of Creation

The School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) hold Care of Creation as a main focus in their drive to live out their mission. This focus is accomplished in a variety of ways. One way is providing education around Care of Creation. The 2021 Virtual Women’s Leadership Luncheons will provide the opportunity to educate women on Care of Creation and how prominent women are protecting the Earth in their community. Another way to focus on Care of Creation is putting into practice some of the key points in caring for the Earth, such as a community garden located on the Mount Mary University campus.
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The mass of first profession in St. Louis in 1966.
What’s in a name?

The process of women religious receiving a new name with the profession of final vows started as early as the sixth century. Naming customs varied between religious congregations; some congregations allowed a woman to choose her name. While in other cases, someone in authority chose the name. For the School Sisters of Notre Dame, initially a woman’s religious name was chosen by the provincial leader or the commissary general with no input from the woman herself. Michele Levandoski, archivist for the School Sisters of Notre Dame North American Archives, shares the history behind the sister’s name.
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Women's Leadership Luncheon 2021. The theme for 2021 is Care of Creation.
Join us virtually in St. Paul, Minnesota

Register now for the St. Paul, Minnesota, Virtual Women’s Leadership Luncheon on March 25, 2021, to hear speaker Megan Schnitker talk about how her Indigenous roots and upbringing taught her to love the Earth.

U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking logo created for Shalom.

National Human Trafficking Awareness day is January 11. Join us for a webinar co-sponsored by the Central Pacific and Atlantic-Midwest Provinces through their Shalom/JPIC Departments and anti-human trafficking committees.

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Sister Janice Fennwald and a student from Notre Dame High School in St. Louis gather outside for the Nun Buddy program.
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As you plan your Required Minimum Distribution (RMDs) from your IRA, please consider giving to the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

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