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Laudato Si’ weekly Lenten reflections 2024

February 7, 2024 – This Lent, Sisters Kathleen Storms, Paulette Zimmerman, Mary Lorentz and Lynne Schmidt share weekly Lenten reflections based on the principles of Laudato Si’. The SSND Laudato Si’ Action Platform works with sisters across the province to live out their seven-year commitment to be a Laudato Si’ congregation. Join Us »



Women as Peacemakers in a Fractured World of Violence

February 7, 2024 – The School Sisters of Notre Dame celebrate Women’s History Month with the Women's Leadership Luncheon. Started in the late 1990s, the events are held across the Central Pacific Province in St. Louis, Milwaukee, St. Paul, Minnesota, and Dallas. Learn More »



Called to Action Season 4: Racial Justice

February 7, 2024 – The theme for Season 4 of School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) podcast, Called to Action, is Racial Justice. Racial Justice is one of five primary areas of advocacy for the SSND Central Pacific Province. Listen Now »



Shalom/UN-NGO News North America

February 1, 2024 – 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. Read More »



Death penalty violates right to life

January 26, 2024 – Sister Eileen Reilly of the School Sisters of Notre Dame talks about her work as religious engagement associate with the Catholic Mobilizing Network, where she works on ending the death penalty and promoting restorative justice. Read More »



At opening in US-Mexico wall, aid groups welcome strangers

January 24, 2024 – Along a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, humanitarian groups have been offering crucial supplies like food, water, blankets and warm clothes to asylum-seekers. Read about Sister Judy Bourg and a team of volunteers as they embark on a mission to help. Read More »



The ordinary is extra-ordinary

January 3, 2024 – During a 34-day Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) pilgrimage last fall, Sister Anna Marie Reha discovered the extraordinary amid the trek’s ordinary sights and sounds. The Camino is an extensive network of ancient pilgrim routes stretching across Europe and culminating in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, at the tomb of St. James. Discover More »



One sister’s legacy

January 3, 2024 – Miriam Hankins, SSND associate, explores how her namesake, Sister Miriam Coovert, influenced her life, although they never met. Though Miriam did not know her namesake well, she learned that Sister Miriam served joyfully in many roles over 65 years - as a teacher, principal, leader and guide to young women discerning religious life. Read More »



Mindful consumption for the sake of all God’s creation

January 3, 2024 – Our daily consumption choices have far-reaching impacts on people and the planet. Tim Dewane, director of Justice, Peace, & Integrity of Creation, examines how factory farming and fast fashion degrade ecosystems, exploit labor and drive climate change - with the poor disproportionately bearing the effects. Learn More »



Shalom/UN-NGO News North America

January 1, 2024 – The January 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. Read More »



Sister Debra Marie Sciano is a lawyer and a leader

December 21, 2023 – Sister Debra Marie Sciano is leading the way as a lawyer and SSND. Sister Debra Marie Sciano is not your average sister – she is both a lawyer and a leader. Her work includes advocating for children in court as well as managing the logistics of relocating her aging convent. Read More »



Seeking goodness in challenging times

December 6, 2023 – In her Advent reflection, Sister Mary Kay Brooks, a member of SSND Central Pacific Province provincial council, contemplates how to respond with faith and see the goodness in others during an era of global strife and suffering. From mass shootings to war, she grapples with the question, “How can we be so cruel to each other?” Read More »



Our Lady of the Angels: A caring community

December 6, 2023 – At Our Lady of the Angels in Greenfield, Wisconsin, School Sisters of Notre Dame receive specialized memory care tailored to their needs. Daily Mass, prayer, music, exercise, gardening and more allow the sisters to stay engaged in this enriching community designed with their input. Learn More »



Earth-friendly Christmas

December 6, 2023 – Sister Kathy Schmittgens shares a reflection of ways to show love through sustainable giving. The Christmas shopping season offers a chance to be mindful of consumption and a chance to live into the SSND Laudato Si’ Year 2 Action Plan. Discover More »



Shalom/UN-NGO News North America

December 1, 2023 – The December 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. Read More »



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