ReEchoes Fall 2020 Newsletter

September 10, 2020 – The fall issue of ReEchoes is available online. ReEchoes is a biannual Good Counsel Academy Alumnae publication for Our Lady of Good Counsel Academy. Good Counsel Academy was part of Mankato’s educational tradition from 1912 until it closed in 1980. The association continues to be active and provides a connection for alumnae, faculty and friends. Download the fall issue of ReEchoes.

Redeveloped with up to 342 apartments

September 8, 2020 – Learn more about Trinity Woods in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, “Elm Grove's School Sisters of Notre Dame campus could be redeveloped with up to 342 apartments, homes with new plan.” Read more...

Mount Mary, partners hold groundbreaking for Trinity Woods

September 3, 2020 – A trinity of partners gathered to break ground on Trinity Woods, an intergenerational housing complex. Read more in the Urban Milwaukee article, “Mount Mary, partners hold groundbreaking for Trinity Woods.” Read more…

Women’s Leadership Luncheons 2021: Care of Creation

September 2, 2020 – The theme for the 2021 Women’s Leadership Luncheons is Care of Creation. The School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) believe in the interconnection of the whole life community and responsibility for the Earth. With gratitude for God’s gifts of air, soil, water, plants, animals and humans, sisters act with respect and reverence of the environment. Learn more...

Join SSND in shaping peace together

September 2, 2020 – September 21, 2020, join the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) in celebrating the International Day of Peace. Each year, SSND celebrate and honor this recurring tradition by gathering around a Peace Poles located on SSND properties, homes and ministries. Sister Adaire Lassonde shares, “I was inspired to look into having a Peace Pole where I live. Read more...

Celebrating Jubilee in creative ways

September 2, 2020 – With COVID-19 restrictions in place at all School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) Central Pacific Province locations since mid-March, many changes, postponements and cancellations of events have taken place to ensure the safety of sisters, family and friends. Jubilee celebrations were part of the changes to accommodate the Center of Disease Control guidelines. Sister Sue Von Bank, a 60-year Jubilarian, and Sister Helen Jane Jaeb, Provincial Councilor, share what this year’s celebrations looked like. Learn more...

Shalom/UN-NGO News North America

September 1, 2020 – 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.

Constructions starts on intergenerational housing

July 30, 2020 – Learn more about the construction of Trinity Woods in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, “Construction starting on housing for nuns, and college students – who are single moms – at Mount Mary University.” Read the article at

How teaching has changed

August 5, 2020 – Throughout the years, as the work of education changed, School Sisters of Notre Dame adapted to meet the needs of their communities. One of these teachers is Sister Judy Fleisner, a fourth and fifth grade teacher at Notre Dame School of Milwaukee. Read more...

Success in ministry schools

August 5, 2020 – Notre Dame School of Dallas and Marian Middle School in St. Louis, both School Sisters of Notre Dame ministries, share their 2020 year-end wrap up and plans for this coming school year. Learn more...

Reflection on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 5, 2020 – August 6, 2020, is the 75th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Sister Ruth Mori, born and raised in Japan, remembers the terrible devastation and fallout from the bombs. Her own family suffered great losses. Read more...

Work on Trinity Woods Development Begins

August 2, 2020 – Trinity Woods is featured in Urban Milwaukee’s, ‘Plats and Parcels: Mount Mary begins work on Trinity Woods development,’ article. Read more…

Sister Mary Ann Osborne featured in Senior Perspective

July 31, 2020 – Sister Mary Ann Osborne is featured in Senior Perspective’s, ‘Creating art with a message.’ Learn more about Sister Mary Ann’s passion for woodworking.

Financing secured for $45 million Mount Mary intergenerational housing development

July 30, 2020 – The partners behind the $45 million intergenerational housing complex planned for Mount Mary University’s campus have secured the financing needed to begin work on the development. Learn more about Trinity Woods in the Milwaukee’s BizTimes article, “Financing secured for $45million Mount Mary intergenerational housing development.” Read more...

Sister Judith Best’s latest article is now available at the Global Sisters Report

July 29, 2020 – Sister Judith Best’s latest article to appear in the Global Sisters Report is now available. Read the latest article, “Mentors for life during COVID-19: Mom, Dad and Merton.”

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