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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:
  • Praying for the living and the dead I have a leadership position with the Daughters of Isabella in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The Daughters of Isabella organization is the female counterpart of the Knights of Columbus. Both organizations are dedicated to praying for life issues. 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...
  • 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...
 

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