Eight of the nine new SSND who made their first profession in Rome, July 2020.
Vocations to religious life are joyful and alive!

In the United States, National Vocation Awareness Week is celebrated each November, this year from November 7-13, 2021. It is a time to highlight and promote vocations to ordained ministry and consecrated life, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these vocations. The School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) North American Vocations Team (NAVT), consisting of five SSND, serves the congregation in the U.S. and Canada by engaging and inspiring other sisters and supporters in a common and shared vocation ministry.
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The Generalate, located in Rome, is home to many sisters. Along with office space, chapel and guests room. This is a photo of the main building on the grounds.
Welcome to the Generalate

Have you ever heard others talk about the Generalate in Rome and wondered what it is? Having lived at the Generalate for five years, and welcomed many guests to this SSND international center, Sister Kate DuVal offers her understanding and experience of what is often referred to as “the Generalate.”
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Notre Dame of Elm Grove, Elm Grove, Wisconsin is starting the process of moving and boxing up. Jayne Feucht, from the Finance Department, is packing boxes as seen in this photo.
One of life’s most stressful events

The sisters at Notre Dame of Elm Grove in Elm Gove, Wisconsin, move to Trinity Woods in December 2021. When asked about the move and transition, Sister Mary Kay Brooks, provincial councilor, shared her thoughts. The question she had was, “If moving yourself, or even your family, is one of the top five stressful life events, how stressful is moving over 100 sisters to either assisted living or independent living?” For some, the move is very daunting and extremely stressful. For Sister Mary Kay, she tries not to let it overwhelm her, and focuses on the attitude of, “we can do this together.”
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Sister Carol Jean Dust is a member of the SSND Vocations team. She attended a vocation event at St. Louis University in St. Louis in October 2019. This photo is for the #GivingTuesday campaign on November 30, 2021.
A day of giving

Your support on November 30 for #GivingTuesday will help SSND ministries and retirement needs.

Our 2022 Women’s Leadership Luncheons feature women who demonstrated leadership, compassion and commitment in their community.
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Join our 2022 Women’s Leadership Luncheon in Milwaukee to hear Dr. Eve Hall talk about what leadership means for her and the community.


Donor and associate, Rosemary Redmond, continues to be graced by her connection with SSND and the associates. This is a photo of her.
Sharing my gifts

Learn more about donor and associate, Rosemary Redmond, who continues to be graced by her connection with SSND and the associates.

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