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A wholistic approach to wellness: Body, mind and spirit

November 2, 2022 – The School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province (SSNDCP) have been approaching health in new ways, looking at the mental, physical, social, financial, spiritual, environmental and vocational components of sister’s lives. To this end, the Wellness Department SSNDCP, with a committee of SSND, developed a Philosophy of Wellness and Care to support and guide the sisters in reaching their fullest potential throughout their lives. Learn More »



Sister Jan Berberich reflects on gratitude

November 2, 2022 – Sister Jan Berberich reflects on gratitude and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Her Oh, reflection highlights the ‘giving’ part of Thanksgiving and whether she has “returned the kindness.” She reminds us of all as we approach the official day of gratitude, or Thanksgiving, to incorporate gratitude and giving throughout the year. Read More »



Shalom/UN-NGO News North America

November 1, 2022 – The November 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.



School Sisters of Notre Dame support workshops to heal South Sudanese students’ trauma

October 24, 2022 – Since 2010 Solidarity with South Sudan trauma healing volunteers has continued to support and empower individuals to heal from past traumas. The program is run by a trained core group of volunteers under the supervision of Solidarity's pastoral team. The School Sisters of Notre Dame have supported Solidarity since its inception. To learn more read the Global Sisters Report article, “Workshops aim to heal South Sudanese students' trauma.”



A new IDEAS study is being conducted by the Alzheimer's Association

October 14, 2022 – A new IDEAS study is being conducted by the Alzheimer's Association. The study also involves the examination of biomarkers, changes that a disease like dementia might cause in the body that would show up on specific blood tests. The article also mentions the 1986 “Nun Study” by Dr. David Snowdon of 678 School Sisters of Notre Dame. To learn more read nola.com article, “Research finds lifestyle can be key to warding off dementia.”



School Sisters of Notre Dame say goodbye to Mankato

October 13, 2022 – Since the first week of September, retired senior nuns have been moving out of Our Lady of Good Counsel to an assisted living community outside of Mankato. To learn more watch the KEYC news clip, “School Sisters of Notre Dame say goodbye to Mankato.”



Trinity Woods: Making a place a home

October 5, 2022 – Mother Caroline Chapel at Trinity Woods in Milwaukee features stained-glass windows and religious artifacts that were moved from Notre Dame of Elm Grove in Elm Grove, Wisconsin. Many supporters stepped forward to ensure that the chapel was prepared for the sisters and residents to celebrate Mass. SSND held a Mass of thanksgiving in the newly named chapel in gratitude for their new space. Read more...



Welcoming new associates

October 5, 2022 – The School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) community in Effingham, Illinois, is excited to welcome 10 new associates. The new associates join a long legacy of SSND in Effingham, recently celebrating 110 years in the area. The covenanting was special for many reasons and the five SSND serving in Effingham felt as much pride as the new associates. Read more...



Sister Ivo Schoch shares her faith journey with Dakota Catholic Action

October 2022 – The Dakota Catholic Action’s “A Day in the life of a Sister” series, Sister Ivo Schoch shares her faith journey with the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND). To learn more read the Dakota Catholic Action article, “Day in the Life of a Sister: School Sisters of Notre Dame have ministered in the diocese for more than 100 years.”



Shalom/UN-NGO News North America

October 1, 2022 – The October 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.



Sister Kathleen Storms was interviewed by the Catholic Faith Network

September 16, 2022 – The Catholic Faith Network interviewed Sister Kathleen Storms about the Season of Creation. View the Catholic Faith Network Live: Season of Creation video clip.



Shalom/UN-NGO News North America

September 9, 2022 – The September 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.



North American Archives honored by Wisconsin Historical Society

September 1, 2022 – Congratulations to the School Sisters of Notre Dame North American Archives for receiving the 2022 Governor’s Award for Archival Achievement from the Wisconsin Historical Society. The archives, located at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, includes more than 2,000 linear feet of records and historic artifacts from the establishment of the congregation in North America in 1847 to the present. North American Archives is under the direction of Michele Levandoski and her staff, Grace Avila and Tim Cary. Read more…



Sister Carol Grawe is the recipient of the 2021 Service Excellence Award

August 9, 2022 – Sister Carol Grawe is the recipient of the 2021 Service Excellence Award from Kriegshauser West Mortuary, St. Louis. The Service Excellence Award recognizes high standards of excellence, going above and beyond, remarkable leadership and a positive impact on coworkers, communities and client families. Sister Carol is certified in grief ministry and offers a variety of services to grieving families. >MORE



Sister MarieClare Powell is still teaching at 95

August 2, 2022 – Sister MarieClare Powell shares her many experiences as a teacher. To learn more, read the Clarion Herald’s article, “At 95, Sister MarieClare Powell still teaching us.” >MORE



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