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2022 eNews archive page header focuses on sisters in mission, and ministries.


      • July 2024
        Notre Dame School of Milwaukee: Committed to community | A pilgrimage to Guatemala
      • June 2024
        Sisters offer artful expressions on the importance of World Environment Day | Sisters at The Sarah Community create a revitalized reading space
      • May 2024
        Service at the heart of the charism – a reflection from Sister Carol Jean Dust |Students explore SSND ministries for alternative spring break | The Kyoto connection: Students and sisters celebrate a shared history
      • April 2024
        Thanks to our 2024 Women’s Leadership Luncheon sponsors and attendees | Good Counsel Learning Center settles into its new home | Catholic Schools Week provides opportunity for celebration and connection
      • March 2024
        Congratulations to our 2024 Jubilarians! | A Rabbi, a professor, a police chief and an attorney walk into a room | Struggle, solidarity and hope: Human rights in Honduras | Celebrating Catholic Sisters Week
      • February 2024
        Laudato Si’ weekly Lenten reflections 2024 | Women as Peacemakers in a Fractured World of Violence | Called to Action Season 4: Racial Justice
      • January 2024
        The ordinary is extra-ordinary | One sister’s legacy | Mindful consumption for the sake of all God’s creation


      • December 2023
        Seeking goodness in challenging times | Our Lady of the Angels: A caring community | Earth-friendly Christmas
      • November 2023
        Laudato Si’ and community empowerment | SSND reflects on gratitude | National Vocation Awareness Week 2023
      • October 2023
        Let peace and justice flow: SSND living peace and nonviolence | Gathering of Academy of Notre Dame alumnae | The history of Foundation Day
      • September 2023
        Women’s Leadership Luncheon | Mission in full circle | Honoring Sister Lucille Zerr’s legacy
      • August 2023
        Summer Learning is fun | Transforming land, nurturing community: Living Earth Center | Embracing immigration with compassion
      • July 2023
        Celebrating new leadership | “Come and See”: Discover new opportunities with SSND associates | Sister Joyelle Proot featured in “Beyond Belief” juried exhibit
      • June 2023
        190 year anniversary of SSND | A life of service: Sister Janet Tanaka | From macro to micro: Living out Laudato Si’
      • May 2023
        Cristo Rey: Preparing the leaders of tomorrow | Move over, poverty! Bikes coming through! | The North Dakota Anti-Garb Law of 1948
      • April 2023
        Thank you to the 2023 Women’s Leadership Luncheon sponsors | Easter reflection | Transformation through education in Nepal
      • March 2023
        Celebrating Catholic Sisters Week | Whole Kids Outreach becomes an affiliated ministry of SSND | Women’s Leadership Luncheons continue to inspire
      • February 2023
        Congratulations to our 2023 Jubilarians! | Laudato Si’ Lenten reflections 2023 | Why I became a SSND associate
      • January 2023
        Standing for human dignity and against human trafficking | Performing with the St. Louis Symphony | Celebrating Epiphany and creativity!


      • December 2022
        God newborn | Christmas traditions | Building community grounded in oneness through hospitality
      • November 2022
        A wholistic approach to wellness: Body, mind and spirit | Celebrating 175 years of SSND in North America: A history of firsts | Sister Jan Berberich reflects on gratitude
      • October 2022
        2023 Women’s Leadership Luncheon | Trinity Woods: Making a place a home | Welcoming new associates
      • June 2022
        Moving forward in our new normal | Sister, historian and educator | Serving those who serve us: Lenten gifts
      • May 2022
        Commemoration of Blessed Theresa’s feast day in Guam | Implementing Laudato Si’ | Associate co-director reflects on connections
      • April 2022
        The gift of Alleluia Baskets | The thread weaving through my life | Thank you to our sponsors | Africa becomes home
      • March 2022
        Inspiring future leaders | Remembering Sister Giovanni | Nurturing gifts builds stronger faith | Falling in love - staying in love
      • February 2022
        Reflections on Jubilee 2022 | Leadership and mentoring go hand-in-hand | Restorative justice
      • January 2022
        Launching Season 2 of our podcast | Laudato Si’, a seven-year commitment for SSND | In gratitude for service to the church | Reflection on border experience

2021 eNews archive page header focuses on sisters in mission, and ministries.


      • December 2021
        A reflection on the mystery of transformation | Celebrating Christmas traditions | Christmas: trees of gratitude
      • November 2021
        Vocations to religious life are joyful and alive! | Welcome to the Generalate | One of life’s most stressful events
      • October 2021
        Foundation Day celebrations | A life in snapshots | Sisters reflect on leadership
      • September 2021
        2022 Women’s Leadership Luncheons | International Day of Peace - September 21 | Reflection on Notre Dame of Elm Grove
      • August 2021
        New affiliated ministry | Seeking abolition of nuclear weapons | A passion for mission ministries
      • July 2021
        Vocation team uses online platforms | The SSND farm at Elm Grove | Technology becomes a gift – 2021 Jubilee celebration
      • June 2021
        God is with us in our common journey | Provincial leader reflects on 10 years | Nun versus sister, is there a difference?
      • May 2021
        Collaborative Blessed Theresa celebration | Sisters reflect on their time in Rome | The founding of Notre Dame of Elm Grove
      • April 2021
        The 2021 Virtual Women’s Leadership Luncheons | The Resurrection | Listen to our podcast Called to Action
      • March 2021
        2021 Virtual Women’s Leadership Luncheons | Sisters appreciate their caregivers | Lent and COVID-19
      • February 2021
        New chapel at Trinity Woods | Creative solutions for Care of Creation | Mother Caroline and the Liturgical arts
      • January 2021
        Jubilee 2021: faithful to our calling | Prioritizing Care of Creation | What’s in a name?

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      • December 2020
        Advent 2020: A new perspective | Mount Mary University and SSND charism | Are you preparing for Christmas or “Consumas?”
      • November 2020
        Called and sent: vocation awareness | The importance of Care of Creation | Retirement for a sister
      • October 2020
        "Wisdom has built herself a house” | Foundation day gratitude | St. Louis Archdiocese’s first Parish Life Coordinator
      • September 2020
        Women’s Leadership Luncheons 2021: Care of Creation | Join SSND in shaping peace together | Celebrating Jubilee in creative ways
      • August 2020
        How teaching has changed | Success in ministry schools | Reflection on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
      • July 2020
        International sister reflections during COVID-19 | SSND receives two prestigious awards | An unforgettable experience
      • June 2020
        Social distancing and COVID-19 | Ministries during COVID-19 | Opening our hearts - volunteering in El Paso, Texas
      • May 2020
        Blessed Theresa: SSND foundress and gifted teacher | Women’s Leadership Luncheons presentations | From Chatawa to Covington
      • April 2020
        Staying positive during COVID-19 | Easter: faith, hope and charity | Honoring Earth every day
      • March 2020
        Sister Margaret Ellen Traxler called us to do more | Sisters reflect on their journey in Japan | At our doorstep
      • February 2020
        Embracing diversity through creativity | Drawn into a moment in history: the transformation of Sister Marie LeClerc Laux | Taking on the mind of Christ
      • January 2020
        Past, present and future of St. Mary of the Pines | Cultivating diversity through education | Jubilee, a time of gratitude and celebration

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      • December 2019
        Provincial Council reflects on transitions | Sisters reflect on Advent season | Holiday celebrations in ministries
      • November 2019
        Women’s Leadership Luncheons in 2020: Diversity | SSND Corporate Stance: Gospel Nonviolence and Just Peace | Sisters reflect on their time in El Paso, Texas | New focus for SSND ministries
      • October 2019
        Diversity awareness month | The Grape Arbor in Elm Grove | “Seasickness appeared:” the first SSND voyage to North America
      • September 2019
        MORE empowers through literacy and diversity | Care of Creation across the Province | May peace prevail | Rug hooking in Guatemala
      • August 2019
        Two Jubilarians reflect on their teaching ministries | The start of a new year at Notre Dame School of Dallas | Reflection on the Assumption of Mary | Alumna of Notre Dame High School in St. Louis turned 100
      • July 2019
        Meet the new provincial council | The travels and trials of Mother Caroline Friess | Sister’s mission to Africa provides enriching experiences | Two Province of Africa sisters at Mount Mary University
      • June 2019
        Celebrate the 2019 Jubilarians | Living Earth Center – Farm to School Movement | Reflection on Pentecost and Corpus Christi | Trip to Belize offers unique experiences | Prayer for torture awareness month
      • May 2019
        The history of the Red Barn in Mankato, Minnesota | Reflections: The Easter season | Natural burials: An eco-friendly alternative | World Fair Trade Day is May 11
      • April 2019
        Sister Antonina Kratochwil: A beacon of hope | Sisters Helen Plum, Jean Greenwald and Martha Bertsch serve refugees in Austria | Sister Alice Zachmann: Champion for peace
      • March 2019
        SSND associates take a stand against human trafficking | “Why I Love Azaleas” | Lent reflections | Central Pacific Province prepares to elect new Provincial Council | Celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week
      • February 2019
        2019 Women’s Leadership Luncheons – focus on human trafficking | A human trafficking survivor’s story | SSND associates nicknamed “The Cemetery Girls” | Enjoy a Valentine’s Day reflection
      • January 2019
        What is human trafficking? | Champion for diversity, inclusivity and equality | Urgent Needs: Primary focus for the School Sisters of Notre Dame | Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

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      • December 2018
        Hope, peace, joy and love | SSND supports the Yellow Butterfly Project | Christmas traditions across the Central Pacific Province
      • November 2018
        Our Lady of Good Counsel’s historic organ | Spreading awareness of human trafficking | School Sisters of Notre Dame commemorate 100 year history in the Diocese of Bismarck
      • October 2018
        Celebrating 185 years of ministry | What can one person do about human trafficking? | Women’s Leadership Luncheons focus on human trafficking
      • September 2018
        Bells provide connection to SSND’s history | Notre Dame High School hits highest enrollment in 3 years | Sex trafficking: Not Just a Super Bowl Issue | Notre Dame High School students take the urban plunge | Center for Earth Spirituality and Rural Ministry
      • August 2018
        Lending a helping hand: St. Augustine Wellston Center | PEPI leaves a 40-year legacy of empowerment | A call for solidarity from Honduras | Living out Care of Creation
      • July 2018
        History and mission celebrated at North American Archives dedication | The relevancy of “Aging with Grace” for today’s college students | A mission that resonates
      • June 2018
        English Tutoring Project celebrates 20 years of success | Celebrating 185 Years as a Congregation | Use this time of the year to reflect on God’s works
      • May 2018
        Walking for migrants who’ve lost their lives | Support SSND by donating to Give STL Day | Help us honor Blessed Theresa
      • April 2018
        Associates build extended communities | Help us welcome our news sisters from Vietnam | Retreat into peace: St. Mary of the Pines Retreat Center
      • March 2018
        Join us for a Wine & Chocolate Soiree | Filling the void: SSND missions in Honduras | Changing lives…one woman at a time | Catholic Sisters: Spirit of St. Louis
      • February 2018
        Join us for a Women’s Leadership Luncheon | Visit to detained students leads to new ministry | Just released – the winter edition of the SSNDCP Newsletter
      • January 2018
        Preserving the legacy of SSND | An annual tradition: the nativity scene in St. Louis | Mother Bear – a volunteer project turned ministry

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      • December 2017
        SSND connection with ‘Silent Night’ | Are you preparing for Christmas or “Consumas?” | Make giving to SSNDCP a Christmas tradition

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