COVID-19 Updates:

Remaining positive, strong and healthy

Live hope during COVID-19

May 14, 2020 – A message from the provincial council encourages people to live hope. Author Kate Davies wrote a book called, "Intrinsic Hope: Living Courageously in Troubled Time." In it, she identifies many of the plights in our world: climate disruptions, social inequality, pollution, political unrest, wars, etc. Interestingly, the book was published in 2018, long before COVID-19, but now many of these troubles have been magnified by this pandemic. Fear, despair and grief are amplified and so, more than ever, we need to live HOPE. Read more…



A look at the lives of priests and women religious lost to the coronavirus

May 12, 2020 – Featured in America: The Jesuit Review article, “A look at the lives of priests and women religious lost to the coronavirus.” Read more…



COVID-19 wood cross creation

May 7, 2020 – Sister Karen Warren was inspired to create this wood cross titled “Stay at home” during the pandemic. While she has been creating pens, ice cream scoops and other wood creations for years, this piece is truly special to her. “For me, it was a very sacred time. My whole being; mind, body and spirit were part of it. I needed to be totally present in prayer and in my connection to God,” says Sister Karen. Learn more about this cross…



COVID-19 inspires mask making

April 30, 2020 – Sisters at Notre Dame of Elm Grove (NDEG), Elm Grove, Wisconsin, got the idea for making masks after hearing that local hospitals were in need. Running the idea by the campus administration, they realized their own community also needed masks for all sisters and lay staff. They currently have enough made for sisters and lay staff on campus with hopes to make more for hospitals in the future. This is a great example of being creative and recycling in order to support a good cause! Read about mask making…



The coronavirus outbreak was difficult to trace in a Wisconsin nursing home for sisters

April 30, 2020 – The coronavirus outbreak was difficult to trace in the Wisconsin convent, which specializes in care for aging nuns with dementia. Read more…



SSND is one of more than 100 groups demanding a stop to deportations to Haiti

April 28, 2020 – Learn more about a coalition of more than 100 groups in which, they demand Trump stop deportations to Haiti in The Haitian Times. Learn more...



Pandemic just further reveals America’s racial disparity

April 25, 2020 – Sister Genevieve Casani’s editorial regarding COVID-19 and racial disparity was published by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.



Sister Rose Mercurio shares how COVID-19 has changed community

April 24, 2020 – Sister Rose Mercurio shares how COVID-19 has affected the way she keeps community and maintains relationships in the Global Sisters Report.



Activities during COVID-19

April 23, 2020 – Sisters in St. Louis gather every week for activities to encourage interaction while observing social distancing. Sisters call their themed gatherings Wacky Wednesdays. Sister Carol Jean Dust shares, “The second Wacky Wednesday was sports themed and many sisters chose Cardinals attire. They played sports bingo and gave out Cardinal Memorabilia as prizes.” Learn more about Wacky Wednesday…



Hospital chaplains get creative when offering spiritual care during pandemic

April 12, 2020 – Sister Pam Moehring was featured in The Cap Times’ article, “Lacking physical touch, hospital chaplains get creative to offer spiritual care during pandemic” Read more...



Forest Bathing – for your health and right relationship with nature

April 8, 2020 – Sister Jeanne Wingenter shares how one practices Forest Bathing. “First, leave your cell phone and camera behind. Let your body be your guide. Listen to where it wants to take you. Walk aimlessly and slowly. It doesn’t matter if you don’t “get” anywhere. You are simply savoring the sounds, smells and sights of nature and letting the forest in.” Read about Forest Bathing…



Lent during COVID-19

April 6, 2020 – This Lent has brought us a reminder of how frail human life can be. The School Sisters of Notre Dame respond to COVID-19 as the virus continues to affect our communities. We all pray during this time of Lent and giving up that the Lord will be with us all. Read a letter from the Provincial Council.



Staying positive during COVID-19

April 1, 2020 – The School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province are praying and acting to slow the spread of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). We pray for all who suffer, for our leaders, our healthcare providers and all working to end this pandemic With the ever-changing news and concerns around COVID-19, sisters are taking every precaution to protect themselves and the essential lay staff who work with them. Read more...



SSND COVID update

March 31, 2020 – The School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province pray for all who suffer, our leaders, our healthcare providers, those working to end this pandemic and all of you. We act by following the CDC guidelines to keep our sisters and staff as safe as possible. Read more…



Statement on COVID-19

March 16, 2020 – The School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province are praying and acting to slow the spread of COVID-19. We pray for all who suffer, for our leaders, our healthcare providers and all working to end this pandemic. Learn more...



 

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