Celebrating our 2024 Jubilarians with gratitude and joy!

March 2024 | Monthly eNewsletter

Jubilee 2024 Rejoicing in God's Faithful Presence image.
  Congratulations to our 2024 Jubilarians!  

Each year we honor and celebrate our sister Jubilarians. Jubilee is a special time to rejoice with our sisters as they celebrate 25, 50, 60, 70, 75 and 80 years of faithful love and service to God through their vowed commitment as School Sisters of Notre Dame.

Women's Leadership Luncheon topic for 2023 was “Maintaining Good Mental Health While Living with Uncertainty,” by speaker Louise Blissenbach Stemp. The event was held at the Mendakota Country Club on Thursday, March 30, 2023.
  A Rabbi, a professor, a police chief and an attorney walk into a room  

A Rabbi, a professor, a police chief, and an attorney walk into the room…sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, doesn’t it? But it’s not, it’s an important reminder to attend one of our remaining School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) annual Women’s Leadership Luncheons in St. Paul, Minnesota, March 14, and Dallas, March 19.

Associate Heather Thomas Flores, Sisters Rosa Maria Trochez and Stephanie Spandl at Vamos a la Milpa, a community farming project near El Progreso, Honduras.
  Struggle, solidarity and hope: Human rights in Honduras  

Last fall, Associate Heather Thomas Flores, and Sister Stephanie Spandl traveled to Honduras as part of a delegation to support human rights and bear witness to the real-world struggles resulting from ongoing conflicts for land and water in the region. Through their conversations and connections with advocates, activists and School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) based in the country, they learned first-hand the challenges these communities are facing. They were also deeply inspired by the dedicated efforts of those who seek to bring about much needed and meaningful change, despite potential threats to their own safety and security.

One Sister's Legacy
  Celebrating Catholic Sisters Week  

During the week of March 8-14, 2024, we celebrate and share the spirit and witness of vowed women religious by recognizing the new world sisters work to create every day through community, ministry and service.

SSND with Pope Francis in Rome

Our mission is who we are


The mission of the School Sisters of Notre Dame is to proclaim the good news, directing their entire lives toward that oneness for which Jesus Christ was sent. Watch our new province video to learn more about our new provincial council and their goals for the next four years.

Called to Action: a School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province Podcast. This image contains the logo of the podcast.

Season 4: Racial Justice!


Don’t miss an episode of Called to Action Season 4: Racial Justice! You can listen to the first four episodes of the season on our website. Episode 5: Preserving the History of Indigenous People will be available on Wednesday, March 13.

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Sister Mary Kay Brooks shares her story about why she became a School Sister of Notre Dame. A new "Unscripted" is shared on Facebook each month, be sure not to miss these real stories from sisters!

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Make a difference


The Blessed Theresa Society, named after the School Sisters of Notre Dame’s foundress, Blessed Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger, recognizes individuals and families who have made a long-term commitment through a planned gift. This legacy society provides a way for us to recognize and thank donors who have named SSND in their estate plans.

  "God has created us for heaven."
Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger, Letter 11, September 10, 1831

Sister Sister Doris Jean LeBrun, February 12, 2024
Sister Magdala Winter, February 26, 2024
Sister Joan Markus, February 28, 2024
Sister M. Paulanne Gruber, February 29, 2024
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