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2023 enews Jan issue image of SSNDs and asssociates with certificates of completion for an online class, Human Trafficking 101.
Standing for human dignity and against human trafficking

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Human trafficking is present in every state and province where the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) live and minister. Pope Francis describes human trafficking as “a crime against humanity” and “a deep and open wound in the body of Christ and in the body of all humanity, which affects each one of us.” Tim Dewane, director of Justice, Peace, & Integrity of Creation, details how the sisters of Central Pacific Province work on the issue of human trafficking utilizing three paths – awareness building, advocacy and engagement.
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St. Louis Symphony, view from a performers perspective.
Performing with the St. Louis Symphony

The St. Louis Symphony invited educators from around the country to perform with them on stage. Sister Gail Buckman, SSND, was one of the 100 teachers, representing 64 school districts, chosen for the honor and selected to play first chair clarinet. Sister Gail reflects on her experience performing at the symphony.
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Sister Lynore Girmsheid with display of her crafts.
Celebrating Epiphany and creativity!

Sister Lynore Girmscheid reflects on the feast of the Epiphany and the special place it holds in her heart. This year holds particular meaning for her, as she contemplates retirement and taking the opportunity to explore creative activities.
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St Louis featured speaker, Michelle Russo Steeg
Join us in St. Louis

On March 13, 2023, the Women’s Leadership Luncheons will continue in St. Louis. Speaker, Michelle Russo Steeg, will talk about “Embracing the Swerve When it Comes to Mental Health.” Register now!

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Blessed Theresa Society

The Blessed Theresa Society, named after the School Sisters of Notre Dame’s foundress, recognizes individuals and families who have made a long-term commitment to us through planned giving. Become a member today!

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