2019 in Review

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2019 was a grace-filled year. Our associate relationship with the School Sisters of Notre Dame continues to transform and mature as we strive to live the SSND charism in our own lives. We had many opportunities to meet some urgent needs, from raising funds to help feed breakfast burritos to migrants, to reaching out to support the SSND ministries along the southern border, to helping make salsa to raise funds for women with needs not being met other ways. We are also aware of the transitions that the sisters are making during this time in the province and have visited and celebrated with the sisters who have moved from Chatawa to St. Anthony’s Garden in Covington, Louisiana.

A photo from an SSND associate in Guatemala with rugs made. Here are a few facts from the year:

  • 315 associates
  • 17 new associates
  • 9 deaths
  • Associates gathered in 13 states, Guam and Japan.

We are grateful for the support of the sisters and staff throughout 2019!

 
Related stories:
  • SSND associates nicknamed “The Cemetery Girls” The cemetery in Chatawa, Mississippi, is a community cemetery shared by the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) and local residents. The cemetery dates back 150 years. Two SSND associates have deepened their relationship with the congregation and are giving back to the community through their cemetery project. Read more...
  • Teaching those in need As a member of St. Michael parish in Milwaukee, I have had the fortune to volunteer in the English as a second language (ESL) program, teaching English to Karen people from Burma. My SSND companion, Sister Lillia Langreck, previously ran an ESL program at St. Michael helping Hmong, Laotian and Cambodian people when they arrived from refugee camps in the 1980's, 1990's and 2000's. Read more...
  • Prayer sacks In July, 2015, Associate Cecelia Helmick brought a unique idea to our monthly associate gathering in Coolville, Ohio. She told us about “The Father’s Love Letter”, which is a compilation of about 50 Scripture quotes that are put together as a “love letter” from God. These love letters take the form of prayer sacks. Read more...
 

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