Embracing diversity through creativity

February 5, 2020 – Sister Patty Rass, an art therapy professor at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, brought students and sisters together for a unique program combining poetry, prayer and art. Seven sisters sent their writings to 22 students who responded with art. Some of the themes of the poetry were physical aging, pain, letting go, seasons of life, death, darkness and hope. Read more...



Drawn into a moment in history: the transformation of Sister Marie LeClerc Laux

February 5, 2020 – Sister Marie LeClerc Laux was assigned to St. Boniface, an inner-city school, in Milwaukee during the 1960s as a principal and teacher. During Sister’s time at St. Boniface, the city underwent major socio economic changes and enrollment in St. Boniface declined sharply. While many considered these as obstacles, the sisters saw this change as an opportunity. When recently asked, Sister Marie LeClerc shared, “We knew that we were being drawn into a moment in history, which was going to be very important for the people in our neighborhood.” She and the other sisters at St. Boniface decided that they were going to go all out and that no sacrifice was too great. Learn more...



Taking on the mind of Christ

February 5, 2020 – Sister Donna Wermus, a 60-year Jubilarian shares a Lenten reflection, “We’re invited to take on the mind of Christ more fully in order to enter more completely into the life that God desires for us. This can happen as we reflect on the scripture readings of the season, as we go to “our inner room” and make the scripture story our own story.” Read more...



Shalom/UN-NGO News North America

February 1, 2020 – 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.



The School Sister of Notre Dame Newsletter Vol. 1 is available online

January 30, 2020 – The School Sister of Notre Dame Newsletter Vol. 1 is available online. The newsletters theme focuses on Embracing Diversity & the Struggle for Unity. Learn more...



Can single moms and retired nuns bring new life to Catholic college?

January 29, 2020 – Catholic News Agency featured Mount Mary and SSND in the article, “Can a dorm for single moms and retired nuns bring new life to this Catholic college?” Visit the Catholic News Agency to learn more.



Peace Activist Kathy Kelly gave a powerful presentation at Our Lady of Good Counsel

January 28, 2020 – KEYC in Mankato, Minnesota, reported on Peace Activist Kathy Kelly in, “Three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee speaks about the escalating threats of war with Iran.” To learn more visit KEYC TV.



Sisters Alice Zachmann and Gladys Schmitz discuss upcoming presentation

January 24, 2020 – The Free Press talked with Sisters Alice Zachmann and Gladys Schmitz regarding Peace Activist Kathy Kelly’s upcoming presentation at Our Lady of Good Counsel in the article, “Peace activist lived in war zones.” To learn more visit The Free Press.



The U.S. Catholic quotes Sister Comfort Anum

January 22, 2020 – Sister Comfort Anum, SSND, was quoted in the U.S. Catholic’s article, “How young women religious are changing the church: The future of the Catholic Church is female.” Visit the U.S. Catholic to learn more.



Milwaukee Catholic Home’s embraces intergenerational housing

January 20, 2020 – Milwaukee Catholic Home’s (MCH) featured Mount Mary University and SSND in the article, “MCH to embrace intergenerational housing extending a life engaged on the Mount Mary University campus.” Visit the Milwaukee Catholic Home’s webpage to learn more.



Mount Mary plans housing to serve single mothers and retired sisters

January 17, 2020 – WUWM 89.7 Milwaukee’s NPR featured Mount Mary and SSND in the article, “Mount Mary plans housing to serve single mothers alongside retired sisters.” Visit the WUWM 89.7 Milwaukee’s NPR to learn more.



Past, present and future of St. Mary of the Pines

January 8, 2020 – The School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) Central Pacific Province are in the process of moving from St. Mary of the Pines in Chatawa, Mississippi, to St. Anthony’s Gardens in Covington, Louisiana. St. Mary of the Pines will have been in operation for 146 years once the transition is complete later this year. That’s 146 years worth of stories and memories to share. “Hopefully, the goodness and peace experienced here have been carried to others in an ever-widening circle,” says Sister Lorraine Landry. Learn more...



Cultivating diversity through education

January 8, 2020 – The Women’s Leadership Luncheons in March will focus on the importance of diversity. One ministry that exemplifies the importance of diversity and helping those in need is the Good Counsel Learning Center’s Refugee Outreach Program located in Mankato, Minnesota. Sister Richardé Marie Wolf, coordinator of the Refugee Outreach Program, states, “I love everyone who comes in. It’s so intercultural and the students are so hungry to learn, day after day.” Learn more...



Jubilee, a time of gratitude and celebration

January 8, 2020 – “This being my 60th year of profession, I have an abundance of joy and gratefulness for being a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. The graces I have been privileged to receive because of my affiliation have been endless. I am especially grateful for the care, support and love I feel from the sisters, they truly are my family,” shares Sister Adaire Lassonde. Learn more...



Sister Kathleen Wegman receives papal honor

January 3, 2020 – Sister Kathleen Wegman was featured in an article written by the Jefferson City News Tribune, Jefferson City, Missouri. According to the article, at Bishop W. Shawn McKnight’s request, Pope Francis bestowed on Sister Kathleen Wegman the prestigious Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice ("Cross for the Church and Pontiff") award. Visit the Jefferson City News Tribune to learn more.



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