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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:
  • Beekeeping shows mercy and compassion Most people may not think of beekeeping as an act of mercy. However, if the main reason to care for bees is to help them survive in an increasingly unsafe environment made so by human action, and to refrain from exploiting them for the honey they produce, beekeeping surely represents compassion and mercy. Read more...
  • Writing and my bus ministry To me, mercy means being available to joyfully and humbly serve as needed, which is what I do in my “bus ministry” as I wait at city bus stops and ride city buses in Milwaukee. I have incorporated my bus ministry with another ministry: bringing Scripture to life by condensing it into readable poetry and publishing it as books. 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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