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Commemoration of Blessed Theresa’s feast day in Guam

May 4, 2022 – As the school year for Notre Dame High School (ND) in Talofofo, Guam, comes to its end in May, one of the last holidays that is celebrated is commonly known to the school community as ND Day. This day is much more than a holiday for our school community. It is a day for us to celebrate Blessed Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger, our Foundress, who laid the foundation and charism when School Sisters of Notre Dame came to the shores of Guam on August 10, 1949. Read more...



Implementing Laudato Si’

May 4, 2022 – Sister Suzanne Moynihan is passionate about Care of Creation and thus joined the recently formed Laudato Si’ Care of Creation Committee. Her goal is to ensure the Central Pacific Province fulfills the seven-year commitment goals set by the Laudato Si’ Action Platform. When asked to share her passion, she wrote, “Emboldened by Divine Grace, together, we can lessen the harmful effects of global warming. We can create conversations about how climate change has affected us locally and thus inspire each other to act. We can, can’t we?” Learn more...



Associate co-director reflects on connections

May 4, 2022 – Sister Kathy Schmittgens became the new co-director of the School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province associates. She is all too happy to take on this role with co-director and long-time friend, Anne Carey. Sister Kathy shared, “I believe we have a responsibility to share our ‘spiritual patrimony,’ so Blessed Theresa’s vision continues to strive for unity in our broken and beautiful world. So, I joined Anne as co-director of associates in October 2021.” Read more...



Shalom/UN-NGO News North America

May 1, 2022 – The May 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 Sisters of Notre Dame welcome new associates

April 20, 2022 – The School Sisters of Notre Dame welcomed 10 new associates at St. Anthony of Padua parish in Effingham, Illinois. To learn more read the Effingham Daily News article, “School Sisters of Notre Dame welcome new associates.”



Advocating for Catholic Social Justice

April 18, 2022 – Sister Ann Scholz was interviewed by the Global Sisters Report in regard to Network. To learn more read the Global Sisters Report article, “'Spirit-driven' Network celebrates 50 years of advocating for Catholic social justice.”



President’s Award for Distinction presented to the School Sisters of Notre Dame

April 12, 2022 – The 2022 Mount Mary University Awards Celebration was held April 9 to honor its most distinguished alumnae as well as individuals whose contributions have significantly influenced the mission and students of the University. To learn more read the Mount Mary University press release.



The thread weaving through my life

April 6, 2022 – The School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) have been living at Trinity Woods, an intergenerational living facility on the Mount Mary University (MMU) campus in Milwaukee for almost five months. Sisters, lay people and student mothers with their children are learning to live together. Sister Mary Jacqueline Buckley, affectionately known as Sister Jackie, shared a reflection on how MMU has been an important thread weaving throughout her life. Read more...



The gift of Alleluia Baskets

April 6, 2022 – Sister Rose Mercurio started volunteering for the Alleluia Basket program in March 2020, after retiring from active ministry. Alleluia Baskets was started by Karen Mesler, an eighth grade Parish School of Religion (PSR) teacher, at All Saints in St. Peters, Missouri, in 2004. Sister Rose shared, “As we are shopping for items, sorting them, packing them away and then starting to fill the baskets, I think of the children who will be receiving them and the joy it will bring to their hearts. I know that they are children who would otherwise not receive anything for Easter.” Learn more...



Shalom/UN-NGO News North America

April 1, 2022 – The April 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.



Next steps for sisters living at Our Lady of Good Counsel are announced

March 14, 2022 – The School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) Central Pacific Province announced next steps for sisters living at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Mankato, Minnesota, and their property there. Read the official news release regarding Our Lady of Good Counsel.



Nurturing gifts builds stronger faith

March 2, 2022 – Ann Kampeter’s relationship with the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) dates to her childhood in her parish, St. Thomas the Apostle in Jefferson City, Missouri. Ann believes the sisters inspired her to be charitable and give selflessly. Read more...



Remembering Sister Giovanni

March 2, 2022 – In 1964, Sister Giovanni Gourhan, affectionately known as Sister G, began a summer program for students to engage in crafts and recreation. Her passion to help underserved youth continued to inspire growth in the program and, in 1967, Sister G founded the Guadalupe Alternative Program (GAP). Read more...



Inspiring future leaders

March 2, 2022 – Come to one of the four 2022 Women’s Leadership Luncheons held in Dallas, Milwaukee, St. Louis and St. Paul, Minnesota, to hear incredible women leaders! Guests will hear from keynote speakers who share their leadership journey and reflect on how their spiritual and professional lives intersect to create a better world. Learn more...



Shalom/UN-NGO News North America

March 1, 2022 – The March 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.



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