JPIC Offices’ Response to Emergency Declaration

February 20, 2019 – The Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Departments of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Atlantic-Midwest and Central Pacific Provinces, reject President Trumps call for a state of emergency. It is an abuse of his executive power. The real national emergency resides in our nation’s failure to respond with compassion and competence to the needs of the vulnerable people at the U.S. southern border. Read more

Facing the racial divide in St. Louis

February 4, 2019 –Sister Judy Best wrote an article for the Global Sisters Report on the racial divide in St. Louis. Read Sister Judy’s experience from Nuns on the Bus and how it opened her eyes to how African-American boys were raised in St. Louis.

Shalom/UN-NGO News North America

February 1, 2019 – The February issue of Shalom/UN-NGO newsletter is available online. This newsletter is an e-publication of the School Sisters of Notre Dame that provides timely information for reflection and action on priority matters of justice, peace and integrity of creation. Read more about SSND social justice issues.

Nun championed diversity, inclusivity, equality

January 19, 2019 – SSND, Sister Margaret Ellen Traxler, marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and received the medal from Golda Meir. Read the Mankato Free Press article to learn more.

Hope comes in our inner work

January 1, 2019 – "How do we heal as a community?" the rabbi asked in the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. We come together, we stand together, we march together, knowing that our task is to "repair" the world. Read the Global Sisters Report by Sister Judith Best.

WCCO’s Finding Minnesota featured Our Lady of Good Counsel’s pipe organ

December 3, 2018 – WCCO’s Finding Minnesota featured Our Lady of Good Counsel’s 142-year-old pipe organ on Sunday, December 2, 2018, at 10 p.m. The broadcast can be seen on WCCO-TV and online.

Mankato’s Free Press featured prayers for immigrants at Our Lady of Good Counsel Chapel

December 3, 2018 – Mankato’s Free Press featured In Solidarity, a weekly silent prayer to hold immigrants and refugees in compassion and love, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Chapel. In Solidarity will be held every Sunday from 4 - 4:30 p.m. All are welcome. The article can be viewed online.

WCCO’s Finding Minnesota to feature the organ at Our Lady of Good Counsel

November 28, 2018 – WCCO’s Finding Minnesota will feature the organ at Our Lady of Good Counsel this Sunday, December 2, 2018, at 10 p.m. The broadcast can be seen on WCCO-TV and online at

A Notre Dame sister’s ‘Courage In Conflict’

November 21, 2018 – Sister Mary Imma lived in Germany during WWII. She bravely helped smuggle items into Dachau. Sister Carol Marie Wildt archivist in St. Louis, gave a presentation on Sister Mary Imma at a book launching event titled, “Courage In Conflict: The Righteous Among Us.” Learn more about Sister Mary Imma and the event.

The New Orleans Clarion Herald publishes SSNDCP’s statement regarding the caravan of asylum seekers

November 10, 2018 – The Central Pacific Province’s statement on the caravan of asylum seekers making its way from Central America to the United States was published as a letter to the editor in the November 10, 2018, edition of the New Orleans Clarion Herald. The statement can be found here towards the bottom of the page.

‘Keystone moments’: forward in hope

October 30, 2018 – Sister Judith Best discusses ‘keystone moments’ in St. Louis, Missouri, and for the School Sisters of Notre Dame in their venture to get a college degree from St. Louis University. Read the full article.

Join our celebration of 185 years In Mission

October 17, 2018 – We, School Sisters of Notre Dame, are celebrating 185 years of being in mission on October 24, 1833. To mark this event, we introduce to you our newsletter “In Mission.” This publication is a collaborative effort of our international congregation. The stories give a glimpse into our life in mission around the world as we respond to God’s call to unity - a unity built on peace, hope and love. Read the publication.

Executive Publishing Honors Sister Clara Esker

October 11, 2018 – Sister Clara Esker,SSND, has always felt blessed to be a part of a child's learning. She was inspired to become a teacher by her teachers and by the positive response she received from tutoring a former classmate. Also, as a child she was impressed by School Sisters of Notre Dame, a religious order with a view of changing the world through education. Learn more about Sister Clara Esker.

Sister Janice Munier becomes first woman to be named parish

October 4, 2018 – Sister Janice Munier, SSND, is the first woman and the first woman religious to serve as parish life coordinator in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The School Sister of Notre Dame was appointed in 2016 to the role at Most Holy Trinity Parish in the Hyde Park neighborhood of north St. Louis. Previously, she had served as a pastoral associate there. Read the full news release.

Sisters’ presence in Huntington parish ends after 150 years

September 20, 2018 – For a century and a half, the School Sisters of Notre Dame have served SS. Peter and Paul Parish in Huntington. On Sunday, Sept. 16, the parish celebrated that legacy with a Mass and a reception in the sisters’ honor. The sisters’ presence in Huntington will come to an end in November with the retirements of Sister Miriam Therese Gill and Sister Loretta Bauer, as they leave for the SSND retirement community in Elm Grove, Wisconsin. Read more about the sisters’ 150 years of service in Today’s Catholic.

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