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Sister Kathleen Feeley receives award from Catholic Charities
2017 Oct 16

Sister Kathleen Feeley Award

Pictured here are Sisters Maria Iannuccillo, Kathleen Feeley, Marg Giblin, Mary Fitzgerald, Jane Moran, Catherine Gugerty, Bernice Feilinger, Pamela Jablon, Patricia McLoughlin and Delia Dowling.

On Wednesday, October 11, Sister Kathleen Feeley was presented with the Monsignor Arthur F. Valenzano Joyful Servant Award by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. This award in the form of a beautiful statue of St. Francis of Assisi was given in memory of the Monsignor Art.

Read more about Sister Kathleen Feeley's award.

Our sisters pulled the Oktoberfest winners.
2017 Oct 15

Sister Barbara Mary Slaney

Congratulations to all of the winners!

  • October 1st winner: Sister Jeanne B. Towson, MD

  • October 2nd winner: Elizabeth G. Rochester, NY

  • October 3rd winner: Kathleen O. Pasadena, CA

  • October 4th winner: Linnea W. Oak Lawn, Illinois

  • October 5th winner: Marie B. Silver Spring, MD

  • October 6th winner: Bill B. Ellicott City, MD

  • October 7th winner: Janet M. Towson, MD

  • October 8th winner: Regina R. Federick, MD

  • October 9th winner: Julie B. Gainesville, FL

  • October 10th winner: Anita F. Highland, NY

  • October 11th winner: Linda B. Annapolis, MD

  • October 12th winner: Steven Z. Baltimore, MD

  • October 13th winner: Arlene V. Baltimore, MD

  • October 14th winner: Burgoyne P. Baltimore, MD

There is still time to buy a ticket. Take a chance and buy a ticket today!


AHA Feast Day Features Kelleher Hall Dedication
2017 Oct 6

Kelleher Hall Dedication

Bishop John Flesey and Sister Genevieve Kelleher Hall

Sister Genevieve Marie Kelleher was the guest of honor at the Academy of the Holy Angels’ October 2nd observance of the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels. In addition to the celebration of the 138th anniversary of the school’s founding by Sister Nonna Dunphy, this year’s event included the dedication of Sister Genevieve Kelleher Hall.

“Today marks an extraordinary day in the history of Holy Angels,” said AHA President Melinda Hanlon. In addition to celebrating the storied history of the Academy, President Hanlon said Feast Day was also about looking forward to a future filled with great promise.

Read more about the Kelleher Hall dedication.


Holy Angels Students Care for Children in Haiti
2017 Oct 6

AHA Students in Haiti
AHA Students in Haiti

A weeklong mission trip to Cap-Haitien, Haiti, left an indelible impression on two juniors from the Academy of the Holy Angels. Madison Donohue of Harrington Park and Jacklyn Kelly of Norwood volunteered with their peers from the Sacred Heart Church of Haworth’s youth group.

While lodged at the monastery of the Missionaries of the Poor, the teens cared for children who are HIV positive, and worked with children and adults with physical and mental disabilities.

Kelly and Donohue readily bonded with the people they encountered, fulfilling a fundamental goal of the Missionaries of the Poor.

Read more about the visit to Haiti.


17 AHA Students Become Eucharistic Ministers
2017 Oct 3

AHA Students as Eucharistic Ministers

AHA’s newest Eucharistic Ministers

The 138th celebration of Feast Day at the Academy of the Holy Angels included the commissioning of 17 AHA seniors as Eucharistic Ministers. Bishop John Flesey, who celebrated this year’s Mass, commissioned the group.

Learn more about the commisioning.


Notre Dame Prep students visit Marian House
2017 Oct 3

NDP Students sitting around a table
NDP Students with Banner

Campus Minister and teacher Libby Keady and STEAM teacher Nicole Acaso brought nine Notre Dame Preparatory students to Marian House. The visit brought together two SSND sponsored ministries in Baltimore. Marian House is a co-sponsored ministry that provides housing and rehabilitative services to help homeless women transform their lives from dependence to independence.

Read more about the visit to Marian House


Holy Angels' Student Makes Connection with 'Family' in China
2017 Sept 22

Linda Lin

Linda Lin

“Family” extends far beyond groups of people with common ancestors. As Linda (Xinhui) Lin, a sophomore at Academy of the Holy Angels, discovered during culture camp in China, family is about the connections humans throughout the world share with each other.

This summer, Lin joined a group of American-born Chinese teens and teens who were born in China and study in the United States. Together, they spent 14 days visiting three cities in Jiangsu Province: Nanjing, Yancheng, and Dongtai. The group also spent time with nine local Chinese students.

“Even though I grew up in China, I never explored the country and learned the culture outside of the classroom,” Lin said.

Read more about Linda's experience in China.


The 24th General Chapter Begins
2017 Sept 18

The School Sisters of Notre Dame are holding their 24th General Chapter September 26 to October 24, 2017. For this international gathering forty-five delegates from nine Provinces gather in Marriottsville, MD to set the direction for the congregation for the coming six years.

Watch Sister Charmaine Krohe, SSND, Provincial leader for the Atlantic-Midwest Province and Sister Patricia Flynn, SSND former Superior General as they address the work and the Spirit of SSND’s General Chapter.

Watch a video to learn more about the 24th General Chapter.


Hurricane Irma reflection from Sister Marie Danielle Amspacher
2017 Sept 15

Sister Marie Danielle Anispacher

Sister Marie Danielle Amspacher

We are sharing reflections from our sisters who live in Florida and experienced Hurricane Irma. Thank you to Sister Danielle Amspacher for sharing. She rode out the storm in St. Petersburg and it was several days before she was able to return home to her apartment.

Read more about Sister Marie Danielle's experience


Sister Cathy Bonfield's reflection on Hurricane Irma
2017 Sept 15

Sister Cathy with kids from Hurricane Irma

Sister Cathy Bonfield reflects on her recent experience with Hurricane Irma.

As a native Floridian, I have plenty of experience with hurricanes. Since I live in a safe concrete block building in a non-evacuation zone, I decided to prepare and stay at home. A teacher from school who had to evacuate came and stayed with me for a few days. After I checked on my neighbors, I bunkered down and waited for the onslaught of Irma.

Read more about Sister Cathy experience


Action Alert for our friends in the US: Protect DACA Youth
2017 Sept 5

President Trump has announced a decision to wind down the policy on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that protects nearly 800,000 immigrants who came to the United States as children from deportation. In light of the School Sisters of Notre Dame's commitment to Justice for Immigrants, we must continue to defend DACA.

We support the call of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious that "in the wake of this unconscionable action by President Trump, we urge Congress to immediately take up and pass the bipartisan Dream Act of 2017." Learn more about the bipartisan Dream Act 2017.

Take action and stand with the School Sisters of Notre Dame.



St. Mary’s Convent Rededicated as Notre Dame Center
2017 Aug 21

Saint Mary's Rededication

Three sisters at the rededication

On August 15, St. Mary's Convent at St. Mary Parish and School campus in Bethel, Conn. was rededicated. The former convent will now be known as the Notre Dame Center and serve as the new parish center. The School Sisters of Notre Dame have been ministering at the parish and school for more than 50 years.

Read more about the rededication ceremony and see more photos.



Sisters in Connecticut Attend Immigration Vigil
2017 Aug 8

Immigration Vigil

Read more about the immigration vigil.


SSNDs in Wilton joined an inter-faith group of 300 in support of Jung Courville, a South Korean immigrant who has lived in the U.S. for 18 years and has been married to a U.S. citizen for 14 years. At her recent annual check-in with immigration officials, she was told by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to purchase a one-way ticket out of the country by Aug. 28.

CONECT, a multi-faith organization of 28 southern Connecticut congregations, prepared the prayer vigil in support of Jung Courville, her husband and their two young sons at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Norwalk, where the Courville family regularly attend Sunday Mass.

Read more about the immigration vigil.


Tutor and SSND friend donates thousands to Notre Dame Learning Center
2017 Aug 3

Emily Doell

We are sending a huge thank you to Emily Doell.

Emily is a sophomore at Seton Hill College in Pittsburgh and a graduate of Aquinas High School in Rochester, New York. While Emily was in high school she volunteered at Notre Dame Learning Center with our sisters.

Learn more about Emily’s generous donation.


Congratulations to our Adventure to Remember raffle winner
2017 July 31

Elizabeth O adventure to remeber raffle winnner

Thank you to everyone who bought a raffle ticket, your support helps us fund our sponsored ministries and care for our elderly sisters.


Tutors at Notre Dame Learning Center Prepare for the School Year
2017 July 19

Logo for Notre Dame Learning Center

School may be out for the summer but the tutors at the Notre Dame Learning Center in Rochester, New York are already getting ready for the upcoming school year.

“We’re a tutoring center that meets after school with the city school children and we work with them on a need basis in math and English language arts,” said executive director Sister Evelyn Breslin.

Sister Evelyn recently lead 60 volunteer tutors in an education workshop so they’re ready to help the children of Rochester when school is back in session. She prides herself on the fact that children receive one-on-one tutoring at little to no cost to them. But it takes a lot of work to get ready for the tutoring sessions.

Read more about the Notre Dame Learning Center


St. Jerome's University in Ontario Celebrates Sisters' Contributions
2017 July 11

2017 St. Jerome's University in Ontario Celebrates Sisters' Contributions

Sisters celebrating in Ontario

St. Jerome’s University President and Vice Chancellor Katherine Bergman hosted a gathering for religious in the Hamilton Diocese. Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, recognized and celebrated the support and contributions of women and men religious in his diocese. Blessed with a weather-perfect day, the outdoor barbecue took place on Resurrection Manor’s patio in Waterloo, Ontario.

Read more about our relationship with St. Jerome’s University


Sisters Katherine Kinnally and Mary Dooley Receive Pope Francis Encounter Award
2017 July 7

2017 Sisters Katherine Kinnally and Mary Dooley Receive Pope Francis Encounter Award

Sisters Mary Dooley and Katherine Kinnally run KinDoo Family Center in Florida

Sisters Mary Dooley and Katherine Kinnally were honored for their ministry, and presented with the Pope Francis Encounter Award on April 20, 2017. The leadership award, presented by Catholic Charities Interfaith Health and Wellness Program of the Diocese of Palm Beach, recognizes those whose efforts enhance the quality of life of people in need.

Learn more about the KinDoo Center


Celebrating a Golden Jubilee in Elm Grove
2017 July 2

2017 Elm Grove Jubilee

Our sisters celebrating in Elm Grove, Wisconsin

“We Remember, We Celebrate, We Believe” was the theme filling the days that 24 golden jubilarians shared from June 16-18 at Notre Dame of Elm Grove. This unique gathering included sisters from the Central Pacific and Atlantic-Midwest Provinces, as well as two classmates who are now members of the Province of Latin America and the Caribbean and the Province of Africa. A committee of eight sisters, Joanne Dehmer, Jane Mary Lorbiecki, Janet Mallak, Barbara Neist, Judy Obermark, Marcelle Stos, Doris Mary Turek and Christine Woyach (chair), planned electronically for more than a year to prepare for the days of prayer, reflection, faith sharing and celebration. Participants from the Atlantic Midwest Province included Sisters Barbara Bowers, Eileen Reilly, Doris Mary Turek and Louise Vanderploeg.

Read more about the celebration


Claiming the Fire Within Ministry Formation Retreat
2017 July 2

2017 Fire Within Retreat

Our retreat participants

Malvern Retreat Center in Pennsylvania was the site of the fifth biennial Ministry Formation Retreat, held in June. Titled “Claiming the Fire Within,” 20 participants, men and women across the province and associated with SSND sponsored and co-sponsored ministries, continuum of care centers and province staff gathered to pray together, share in small groups and listen to insightful presentations.

Read more about the retreat and the Ministry Formation Program


Pilgrimage to Saint John Paul II National Shrine
2017 June 17

Sisters with the Staint John Paul II Shrine

Some of our Sisters with the life-size sculpture

Eleven sisters from Villa Assumpta made a pilgrimage to Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, June 6. The shrine is a place of prayer and reflection. A guided tour of the Redemptor Hominis Church and Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary Chapel was informative and enjoyable. Sisters had an opportunity to venerate a first-class blood relic of John Paul II and participate in the 12 p.m. Mass.

Read more about the trip.


Celebrating Jubilee in Chicago
2017 June 17

Some of the Sisters celebrating their Jubilee

Some of the Sisters celebrating their Jubilee

On Sunday June 2, jubilarians from Chicago and Milwaukee came together to celebrate their jubilee. "We, the jubilarians of 2017, thank everyone who has sparked the flame of our lives throughout these 50, 60, 70 and 75 years of consecrated religious life. We are humbly grateful for your loving and supportive presence, prayer and encouragement. May we together as Community, continue to rekindle and share the light of God's love with each other and those to whom we are sent."

Learn more about our sisters in Chicago


Academy of the Holy Angels MAP Trip: VIDEO
2017 June 16

AHA students reflecting on their time in the desert

AHA students reflecting on their time in the desert

In February, students from the Academy of the Holy Angels traveled to the US-Mexico border to visit with our sisters and experience, firsthand, the realities surrounding those who migrate through Mexico to the United States seeking a better life. The Gospel Fund helped to finance this immersion, which was a profound experience for the teachers and students involved.

Watch the videos shot and edited by the Holy Angels Students.

Read more about the trip

Celebrating Jubilee at Villa Asusmpta in Baltimore
2017 June 9

Celebrating Jubilee at Villa Asusmpta in Baltimore, MD 2017

Jubilee Mass on Jun 3rd

On Saturday, June 3, Villa Assumpta's twelve jubilarians celebrated their 50, 60, 70, 75, and 80 years of service to God's people with family, friends, colleagues, sisters and associates. The class members of the jubilarians from the area also joined in the celebration.

Read more about the jubilarians


Celebrating Jubilee at Notre Dame Convent, Waterdown
2017 June 6

Notre Dame Convent Jubilee 2017

Celebrating our sisters

On Saturday, May 27 the jubilarians of Notre Dame Convent celebrated their years of service to God's people with family and friends. Mother Theresa established the tradition of celebrating the first Silver Jubilarians, as she wrote on April 17, 1864. These celebrations are a venerated tradition in SSND.

Read more about the celebration


AHA Students Return from Service Trip with New Perspectives.
2017 June 2

AHA Students with Sister Genevieve 2017

AHA students with S. Genevieve in Wilton, Connecticut.

A spring service trip to Caroline House in Connecticut left seven students from the Academy of the Holy Angels with favorable impressions of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, who sponsor AHA and Caroline House, and the many immigrants the SSNDs tutor.

Kathleen Sylvester, director of campus ministry at AHA, described the weeklong trip as an enormous success. She noted that the goal is to immerse the students in SSND life while they are performing their service work.

Read more about the service trip to Caroline House.


Sisters in Africa and North America Collaborate to Bring Water to Kenya
2017 May 30

Sister Rose in Kenya 2017

Sister Rose Ngacha, SSND, touches the water at the site of the bore hole in Kenya.

Approximately three years ago, the Water committee of the Atlantic-Midwest Province was commissioned by the province “to provide water in an underserved area.” Over the past two years members of the Water Committee have been working with School Sisters in Africa, especially Sisters Joyce Kwamboka Nyakwama and Rose Ngacha to identify and engage in a project to bring water to a water-stressed area. The Nyalienga community in Homa Bay, Kenya was identified as the site for this collaborative project. The Atlantic-Midwest Province has provided 8,000 USD in funding to help support the hydro engineering study and the drilling of a bore hole. We are happy to report water has recently risen to the surface!

Read more about our progress in Kenya.


Villa Notre Dame Jubilee Celebration 2017
2017 May 30

Villa Notre Dame Jubilee Celebration 2017

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, the Atlantic-Midwest Province held its Jubilee Celebration at Villa Notre Dame. The commemoration began on Friday with a retreat day directed by Sister Patricia Flynn, who used our theme - God’s Faithfulness. Late in the afternoon, we had a vespers service with the provincial council. After our day of prayer and reflection, we were treated to a festive supper served by members of the council. We are grateful for all the thought and work that went into preparing this memorable retreat day.

Read more about the Jubilee Celebration


Thank You for Making the 2017 Golf Ball Drop a Success!
2017 May 25

2017 Golf Ball Drop Recap

Provincial Leader S. Charmaine Krohe celebrating at the golf ball drop.

Earlier this month the greater SSND community gathered for our annual Golf Ball Drop fundraiser. The event was held on May10th at the Eagle’s Nest Country Club in Phoenix, Maryland.

240 people participated in the golf ball drop, many who were first-time donors! Welcome to the SSND family!

“It was a spectacular event; fun was had by all,” said Leslie Lopez, our Director of Development.

Find out how much you helped us raise.


SSND Associates: Josh Wilbur
2017 May 25

AHA Service Day

Josh Wilbur (pictured on the right) on his path to the priesthood.

Teachers never stop learning.

As the music teacher at St. Thomas the Apostle School in West Hartford, Ct Josh Wilbur spent his time teaching others. But when he met S. Rosanne Mensik he began to learn too.

“We worked together for 3 years,” he said. “I came to know her better and she invited me to Villa Notre Dame in Wilton where many sisters live. I started to get to know them better and it was probably about after 2 years of visits that one of them asked if I would like to consider becoming an Associate.”

Learn more about Josh and our Associates.


AHA Students Celebrate Service Day
2017 May 9

AHA Service Day

Students planted seeds at the Lorrimer Sanctuary

Community service is not only a graduation requirement and an integral part of Academy of the Holy Angels' philosophy; it is also an opportunity for students to share their gifts as they help others. In her morning address on Service Day 2017, AHA Principal Jean Mullooly pointed out that this annual event also allows students to discover where they fit into the greater community.

This year, Holy Angels volunteers brought their energy and enthusiasm to Eva’s Village, La Vida Child Care, the Father English Community Center, Good Counsel Homes, Saint John’s Soup Kitchen, Saint Matthew’s Lunchtime Ministry, the Nurturing Place, the Institute for Educational Achievement, and various other locations. AHA volunteers cooked and served meals, worked with children on the autism spectrum, and provided muscle power for a wide variety of chores.

Learn more about the AHA's Service Day.


Four AHA Students Earn Sister Catherine Green Kindness Awards
2017 May 3

Four AHA Students

The Sister Catherine Green Kindness Awards is given out quarterly at AHA.

Academic, artistic, and athletic achievements are recognized at schools throughout the country. At the Academy of the Holy Angels, kindness is also a valued trait that comes with its own reward: the Sister Catherine Green Kindness Award.

The honorees for the third quarter include Kelly Unanue, a freshman from Old Tappan; Katarina Katzarov, a sophomore from New Milford; Geraldine Riveros, a junior from North Bergen; and Na Young “Neely” Lee, a senior from Norwood. Each recipient was nominated by at least one member of the school community for demonstrating exceptional kindness that inspires others.

Learn more about the Kindness Award recipients.


SSND Associates: Mary Gunning
2017 Apr 25

Mary Gunning(right) and Provincial Leader Sister Charmaine Krohe

Mary Gunning(right) and Provincial Leader S. Charmaine Krohe at the Beyond Borders/SSND MOU signing.

Mary Gunning first met School Sisters of Notre Dame in her first grade classroom at St. Pius X in Baltimore. That first introduction led to a life-long relationship.

She attended Notre Dame Preparatory School for high school and then entered the community after college but later left. However, she felt called back to the sisters in 1996 when she became an Associate.

Learn more about Mary and our Associates.


SSND Associates: Libby Keady
2017 Apr 21

Libby Keady (right), grants manager for Marian House and Debbie, a resident.

Libby Keady (right), grants manager for Marian House and Debbie, a resident.

“The sisters have always been a part of my life,” Libby Keady says.

Libby comes from a family of Notre Dame Preparatory school graduates. Her mom and aunts are graduates, and in 1998 she joined them as a proud alumnus of the school. She remained in touch with the School Sisters of Notre Dame through her work at Institute of Notre Dame. She then joined our co-sponsored ministry Marian House as the grants manager.

Learn more about Libby and our Associates.


Suzanne Blackburn named new Director of Associates
2017 Apr 21

Suzanne Blackburn with two students at St. Mary’s High School

Suzanne Blackburn with two students at St. Mary’s High School

We’re pleased to announce that Suzanne Blackburn is the new Director of Associates for the Province.

Suzy Blackburn’s association with the School Sisters of Notre Dame is long and deep. She was taught by School Sisters of Notre Dame and was a member of the Congregation from 1969 to 1981. She taught with SSNDs at the Institute of Notre Dame, Bishop Walsh High School, and St. Mary’s High School in Annapolis, where she has served as English teacher and Librarian for over 30 years.

Learn more about Suzanne and the Associate Relationship.


AHA Fundraiser Supports Education Opportunities in Lebanon
2017 Apr 17

Academy of the Holy Angels

The French Club and the French Honor Society at the Academy of the Holy Angels have raised $1,161 to help educate children in Lebanon.

Going to school is an ordinary part of life for children and teens in the United States, but this simple act can be a struggle in many areas of the world. This month, the French Club and the French Honor Society at the Academy of the Holy Angels took action to help educate children in Lebanon. Students from these two groups encouraged their peers and the AHA faculty and staff to make monetary donations that enabled them to wear jeans to school on a designated day.

This Jeans Pass activity netted $1,161 for the Association Saint Basile, an organization that provides financial aid to children in Lebanon who are having a difficult time continuing their education as the result of social and economic issues. Volunteers from Lebanon and France founded the association in Paris, following the war in Lebanon that lasted from 1975 to 1990.

Learn more about the AHA fundraiser.


Spring 2017 Gospel Fund Grantees
2017 Apr 12

Twice a year the School Sisters of Notre Dame award grants to organizations working for justice. These groups benefit people, mostly women and children, caught in poverty, human rights abuses, or environmental devastation.

Learn about the Gospel Fund program.

Meet our March grantees.


Florida Spring Break Service Experience With NDMU Students
By Sister Linda Stilling SSND

2017 Apr 7

Sister Linda Stilling at St. Ann’s Place in Florida

Sister Linda Stilling at St. Ann’s Place in Florida.

Two Notre Dame of Maryland University students, Helen Contreras and Judith Oyedele, and myself flew to Florida for an “alternative” spring break experience. We were not going for the ‘partying’ beach scene at spring break (although we got to the beautiful beach on the last morning!), but it was indeed a celebration. A celebration of SSND hospitality, mission, and “making one”.

Read more about Sister Linda’s experience in Florida.


Sister Mary Jeanne Davidson awarded 2017 St. Joseph Award
2017 Apr 7

We are excited to announce Sister Mary Jeanne Davidson has been awarded the 2017 Catholic Missions In Canada St. Joseph Award for outstanding missionary service.

Learn about Sister Mary Jeanne’s award.


AHA Student Reflects on MAP Experience
2017 Apr 6

AHA student Demetria Poulus and Peg Bowden

AHA student Demetria Poulus and Peg Bowden remember those who lost their lives crossing the border.

Traveling to the United States-Mexico Border with the Schools Sisters of Notre Dame was an extremely eye opening experience. I left New Jersey with very little knowledge of what was happening on our border, and came back with stories and tons of information that I could not wait to share with everyone that would listen. Something that struck me the most was when we looked at a map of Arizona and it was covered in red dots, which symbolize where a dead body was found. This made me realize that so many places across the country don’t understand our issues of immigration because they aren’t directly affected by it; this made me want to share my story even more because migrants deserve to have recognition.

Read about Demetria’s experience in Arizona.


United Nations Conference Has Positive Impact on AHA Students
2017 Apr 5

Jaya Sharma and Arianne Rowe from the Academy of the Holy Angels

Jaya Sharma and Arianne Rowe (pictured L-R) from the Academy of the Holy Angels recently attended the 61st United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. The trip was coordinated by the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

Attending the 61st United National Commission on the Status of Women clearly had a positive impact on Arianne Rowe and Jaya Sharma. These students from the Academy of the Holy Angels represented the School Sisters of Notre Dame at this year’s conference, which focused on women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work.

Sister Eileen Reilly, SSND, director of the SSND UN Non-governmental Organization Office, coordinated AHA’s participation in this event. Jennifer Cucchisi, an international studies/history teacher from Holy Angels, accompanied the Academy’s delegates.

In just a few days, Rowe, Sharma, and Cucchisi attended a rally for women and multiple conferences, including “Leave No Girl Behind,” “It Starts with Safety: Adding Girls to the Global Agenda,” “The Changing World of Work: The View from the Bench,” and “The Role of Young Female Leaders in the Decision Making Process.” Speakers addressed a multitude of issues, including child marriage, gender-based violence, and access to education.

Read more about the UN visit.


Beyond Borders Speakers’ Tour
2017 Mar 14

Maureen and Freda from Beyond Borders sharing about the work they do

Maureen and Freda from Beyond Borders sharing about the work they do.

The School Sisters of Notre Dame are working to share news of their partnership with Beyond Borders to help the people of Haiti.

Team members from Beyond Borders, Maureen and Freda, recently travelled through the Atlantic-Midwest Province to share the work the organization is doing.

The Beyond Borders Speaker’s tour recently made stops at Villa Notre Dame, Academy of the Holy Angels, Villa Assumpta, Notre Dame Preparatory School, Institute of Notre Dame, Caroline Center, and Notre Dame of Maryland University. View photos from the Beyond Borders Speaker’s Tour on our Facebook page.

Learn more about the Speakers’ Tour.


AHA in Arizona: Embracing Hospitality
2017 Feb 28

Students from The Academy of the Holy Angels praying at the US/Mexico border wall

Students from The Academy of the Holy Angels praying at the US/Mexico border wall.

The student group from Holy Angels were welcomed to Arizona by not only the School Sisters of Notre Dame but also the sisters’ large network of friends and partners who work together to help migrants.

Linda and Jack Knox, two of the many kind people we met in Douglas, provide shelter to people in need using the second property they own as a de-facto shelter. For our group, Linda and Jack opened their home to us for breakfast and for sharing Sunday morning. They then led everyone on a walk to the wall that lines the U.S.-Mexico border in Douglas. Jack shared with the group about the times he spent in Douglas during his childhood and remembered the border when it was much more casual.

Read more to learn about the students trip to the border wall.


AHA in Arizona: Crossing the Border, Building Bonds
2017 Feb 28

AHA student Grace serving breakfast at a migrant center in Mexico

AHA student Grace serving breakfast at a migrant center in Mexico.

On the first full day of their journey the young women began the day crossing the border from Arizona into Nogales, Mexico to serve breakfast at “The Comedor.” “The Comedor” is an aid station for traveling pilgrims. The facility assists people who are either preparing to cross the border into the U.S. or are recovering from being deported into Mexico.

The morning program began with an uplifting prayer and then volunteers discussed the services that are offered at “The Comedor.” In addition to the warm, hot meal served by the Holy Angels Academy (AHA) students, light medical care and clothes were also available.

Read more to learn more about the students trip to the border.


Holy Angels Students Travelling to Arizona to Highlight Immigration Issues
2017 Feb 14

This month, five students and two faculty members from the Academy of the Holy Angels will spend their Winter Break getting an up-close look at immigration issues in Douglas, an Arizona town near the border of the United States and Mexico.

Grace MacNeill of Ridgefield Park, Lucy McAuliffe of Allendale, Sydney Otis of Upper Saddle River, Demitria “Demi” Poulos of Englewood, and Ayse Seker of Park Ridge will take this Mission Awareness Process trip. Their faculty companions will be Mission and Ministry/Religion Teacher Joan Connelly and Religious Studies Department Chair Carol Fay.

Learn more about MAP and AHA trip.


AHA Community Unites to Provide Hope for Haiti
2017 Feb 10

Sisters support the AHA community at their flapjacks fundraiser

Sisters support the AHA community at their flapjacks fundraiser.

Immediately after Hurricane Matthew tore through Haiti in October 2016, the Academy of the Holy Angels mustered its forces to help the island nation rebuild. This month, the multi-event Hope for Haiti effort concluded with a Flapjack Fundraiser that netted $861, bringing the overall total to $5,776.

As a result, three Haitian families will rebuild their homes and will have access to clean water, improved sanitation, and health care. They will receive livestock and training so they can earn a living, and their children can go to school, and not just fight to survive.

Read more about how Holy Angels is helping families in Haiti.


School Sisters of Notre Dame and Beyond Borders, Inc.
partner for mission

2017 Feb 9

The Provincial Council and Beyond Borders Executive Director Diggs agree to work together to help the people of Haiti

The Provincial Council and Beyond Borders Executive Director Diggs agree to work together to help the people of Haiti.

The Atlantic-Midwest Province of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Inc. is exploring the new frontier of mission for women religious by moving forward in a partnership with Beyond Borders, Inc. to work together to address needs in Haiti.

“Establishing partnerships for mission is one of the ways the charism of religious life can continue to be a transformative grace in areas of the nation and world where women religious can no longer send sisters,” said Sister Charmaine Krohe, SSND, provincial leader for the Atlantic-Midwest Province.

Read more about our partnership with Beyond Borders.


SSND’s reconnecting with St. Jerome’s University
2017 Feb 8

St. Jerome’s president Katherine Bergman and Provincial Leader Sister Charmaine Krohe at Villa Assumpta in Baltimore

St. Jerome’s president Katherine Bergman and Provincial Leader Sister Charmaine Krohe at Villa Assumpta in Baltimore

The School Sisters of Notre Dame have a long history with St. Jerome’s University in Waterloo, Canada.

The sisters became involved with university in the 1960’s and established a women’s college. Several sisters also taught and lived on the university campus. Currently no sisters live on the campus but the SSND charism lives on at St. Jerome’s.

“Many of the alumni are women who lived in Notre Dame residence and have a close connection with the sisters,” said St. Jerome’s president and vice chancellor Katherine Bergman.

Read more about our history with St. Jerome’s University.


SSND Associates: Suzanne Blackburn
2017 Feb 8

Suzanne Blackburn, an Associate at St. Mary’s High School in Annapolis, Maryland

Suzanne Blackburn, an Associate at St. Mary’s High School in Annapolis, Maryland

Suzanne Blackburn’s association with the School Sisters is life-long.

She was taught by SSNDs in elementary school; she then later entered the community after high school, but then left in 1981.

Suzanne has taught with SSNDs as a sister or as a laywoman for nearly 40 years, currently as a teacher/librarian at St. Mary’s High School in Annapolis, Md. In 2003, she became an SSND associate.

Learn more about Suzanne and our Associates.


A message from our Provincial Leader on President Trump’s Immigration Executive Orders
2017 Feb 3

It is disheartening to hear of the recent executive orders on immigration which calls illegal immigration “a clear and present danger” to the United States and to the world.

Drawing from our SSND tradition, and remaining true to our corporate stance on immigration, let us continue to:

Read more from Provincial Leader Sister Charmaine Krohe.


Sisters Celebrate 90th Anniversary of Notre Dame Covent in Waterdown, Canada
2017 Jan 31

Candidates ready to play music in 1941

Candidates ready to play music in 1941

With a starlit sky above them, three sisters, ten candidates and 22 aspirants and boarders arrived at the new Canadian Motherhouse on February 14, 1927.

A statue of Our Lady of Grace, aglow with light high above the front balcony, was there with arms extended in welcome. At the front entrance stood the smiling Mother Baptist Klein, Sisters Othwina Tiefenbrun, Hilda Lienhardt, Humberta Schmitz and Pontia Diebolt. The group was led to the chapel where the first community sang, “Holy God We Praise Thy Name”.

Learn more about the history of Notre Dame Convent.


Marian House breaks ground on second location in Baltimore
2017 Jan 27

The Marian House team in front of Independence Place

The Marian House team in front of Independence Place

Our co-sponsored ministry Marian House works to provide transitional and permanent housing and support services for homeless woman and their children in Baltimore.

For more than 30 years the School Sisters of Notre Dame and the Sisters of Mercy have supported Marian House as they helped women at the former convent building of St. Bernard’s parish in the Waverly section of Baltimore. In that time the Marian House has seen the need for their services and help grow. Marian House recently broke ground on their newest facility Independence Place, built within the former Blessed Sacrament School.

Check out photos from the groundbreaking.


SSND Associates: Jean Fredricks
2017 Jan 12

Jean Fredricks, an Associate in Connecticut

Jean Fredricks, an Associate in Connecticut

For Jean Fredricks, of Stratford, Conn., her first connection to SSND was through Sister Pat Wachter, then director of religious education at Jean’s local parish, who told her of a nursing position at Villa Notre Dame in Wilton, Conn. Jean subsequently spent seven years at VND caring for the sisters living there.

“It was while working there that I heard about the Associate Program and knew it was something I wanted in my life,” she said.

Learn more about Jean and our Associates.


Two AHA alums inducted into school Athletic Hall of Fame
2017 Jan 9

Julie Clifford Murray, AHA class of 1999
Julie Clifford Murray,
AHA class of 1999

An outstanding basketball player and a track star with an unbroken record have been inducted into the Academy of the Holy Angels’ Athletic Hall of Fame. Sister Virginia Brobowski, Class of 1961, and Julie Clifford Murray, Class of 1999, were recognized at a recent ceremony at Academy of the Holy Angels.

AHA President Melinda Hanlon addressed the attendees, providing overviews of each athlete’s accomplishments.

Sister Virginia Bobrowski, who was honored in absentia, attended AHA when the school was still at its original location in Fort Lee. “Ginny Bro,” as she was known to her teammates on the basketball team, was known for her leadership and integrity as well as her abilities on the court. Sister Virginia played three years on the varsity team and served as captain during her senior year at AHA.

Learn more about the AHA Athletic Hall of Fame.


SSND Associates: Karen Didier
2016 Dec 28

Karen Didier, Associate since 1987
Karen Didier,
Associate since 1987

For Karen Didier, being an Associate with the School Sisters of Notre Dame means helping others. She believes there is an opportunity to help someone in every action, every role, and every job a person may have.

“I was a bank teller supervisor and then a loan officer, which entitled me to say, ‘I’m here to help you get a car, get a loan or a credit report’,” says Didier, who retired in January of 2016. “A lot of people don’t understand the basic concept of their finances so to me that was how I could carry on the SSND mission. I enabled people to obtain a goal in their life just by educating them.”

Click here to learn more about Karen and our Associates.


SSND Associates: Peggy Russell
2016 Dec 22

Peggy Russell, Associate since 1990
Peggy Russell,
Associate since 1990

For more than twenty years Peggy Russell has been an Associated with the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Most recently, she served as the Atlantic-Midwest Associate director before stepping down in December of 2016.

Click here to learn more about Peggy and our Associates.


Academy of the Holy Angels Increases Hope for Haiti Goal
2016 Dec 20

Maryanne Miloscia, Jamie Dykes, Samira Mady, Joan Connelly, and Kathy Sylvester from Academy of the Holy Angels participating in the Halos for Haiti fundraiser.

Maryanne Miloscia, Jamie Dykes, Samira Mady, Joan Connelly, and Kathy Sylvester from Academy of the Holy Angels participating in the Halos for Haiti fundraiser.

Change can be positive. Just ask the organizers of the Haiti Campaign at the Academy of the Holy Angels, where the call to aid a Haitian family impacted by Hurricane Matthew is being met with such enthusiasm that the fundraising goal has been extended to include support for three families!

As of early December, AHA Director of Campus Ministry Kathy Sylvester reported that the campaign had already netted $3,857 – and that total is increasing every day.

“I couldn’t be happier with the response. This is testimony to our 2016-17 theme, ‘In unity is our strength,’” Sylvester said, pointing to the widespread support from the school community, including multiple clubs.

Learn more about how the AHA angels are helping Haiti.


SSNDs take on the Mannequin Challenge
2016 Dec 7

Sisters do the Mannequin Challenge at the Dec. Assembly

Sisters do the Mannequin Challenge at the December Assembly

The School Sisters of Notre Dame are getting in the holiday spirit with a Christmas-themed mannequin challenge.

The mannequin challenge, if you’re not familiar, is when people remain frozen in action (like mannequins) while a video is recorded.

Click here to watch the SSND Mannequin Challenge.


SSND Associates: Donna Schissler
2016 Nov 14

Donna Schissler, Associate since 2005
Donna Schissler,
Associate since 2005

Donna Schissler was first introduced to the School Sisters of Notre Dame through her work at Notre Dame of Maryland University, first as an administrative assistant and now as an advisor to students pursuing their Master’s degree.

“The sisters are very much involved with helping the underprivileged and that is very much something I strive for in my life, too,” she said.

But religion and spirituality had always called to her in life. She previously worked for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, and taught Sunday School at her local parish. But working with School Sisters of Notre Dame at NDMU made her want to be more engaged.

Click here to learn more about Donna and our Associates.


SSND Associates: Carol and Bruce Sheldon
2016 Nov 10

Carol and Bruce Sheldon, Associates since 1997
Carol and Bruce Sheldon, Associates since 1997

Carol and Bruce Sheldon’s journey with SSND began in 1993 when they were encouraged by Sister Harriet Schnurr to join the Lay Ministry Formation program. Then In 1997 the couple was looking for more spiritual support in their lives and Sister Harriet invited them to join the Associate program.

“We were impressed with how the sisters were filled with joy and were so happy. We felt unconditional love,” Carol said.

Click here to learn more about the Sheldons and our Associates.


SSND Associates: Lucy Strausbaugh
2016 Nov 1

Lucy Strausbaugh, Associate since 2007
Lucy Strausbaugh,
Associate since 2007

For 40 years, Lucy Strausbaugh has taught religion to young women at
Notre Dame Prep.

“I went to the College of Notre Dame which is now Notre Dame of Maryland University and when I took my first theology class I thought, "Oh, this is what I want to major in,” she said. “It’s what I always wanted to do.”

That passion for education and the SSND mission led her to the Associate program in 2007.

Click here to learn more about Lucy Strausbaugh and our Associates.


Sister Honored as Volunteer of the Year
2016 Oct 31

Asylee Women Enterprise LogoSister Miriam Therese Roncincke volunteers at the Notre Dame Learning Center in Rochester, New York
Sister Miriam Therese Roncincke volunteers at the Notre Dame Learning Center in Rochester, New York.

Sister Miriam Therese Roncincke was awarded “Outstanding Volunteer for 2016” by RSVP Lifespan of Rochester, New York. RSVP is Lifespan’s volunteer program. It connects adults 55 and older to a wide range of interesting and rewarding volunteer experiences throughout the community.

Twice a week S. Miriam tutors second grade math to a pair of girls at the Notre Dame Learning Center. S. Evelyn Breslin with the Notre Dame Learning Center says S. Miriam always adds a special dimension to her lessons.

Click here to read more about the Sister Miriam.


SSND Associates: Sue Connell Muth
2016 Oct 20

Sue Muth, Associate since 2009
Sue Muth, Associate since 2009

Sisters have been integral to Sue Muth’s education. She was taught by several different orders but knew the School Sisters of Notre Dame were different when she met the sisters in high school.

“When I came to Notre Dame Prep for high school this order of nuns spoke to me,” Sue said. “Their attitudes are very female friendly; the message was you can do whatever your heart desires.”

That message of education for women stuck with Sue as she became a teacher, eventually teaching religious studies at NDP. She is in her 17th year at the school and in 2009 she took the additional commitment of becoming an Associate at the invitation of Sister Muriel Curran.

Click here to learn more about the Sue Muth and our Associates.


Helping women from around the world
2016 Sep 20

Asylee Women Enterprise Logo
A.W.E. provides temporary and transitional housing to women seeking asylum.

“They come here seeking protection from persecution,” said Tiffany Nelms of the women she works with at the Asylee Women Enterprise. A.W.E. is supported by seven religious communities, including the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

They come to the US escaping a slew of problems in their home country. Nelms, the executive director for A.W.E., has met journalists who have spoken out against their government, women accused of witchcraft and other escaping religious persecution.

People seeking asylum and refugees may face the same issues in their home countries but their treatment in the US is very different.

Click here to learn more about Asylee Women Enterprise.


SSND charism lives on at Esperenza 2 center
2016 Sep 19

Sister Mary Ann Hartnett being honored

Sister Mary Ann Hartnett being honored at the opening of Esperenza 2

More than 25 years ago, Sister Mary Ann Hartnett stepped into a narrow row house on Baltimore Street in Upper Fell’s Point in Baltimore. In that unassuming building she helped begin Food for Thought, a tutoring and afterschool learning program that quickly transformed the lives of the children that walked through its front doors.

“I didn’t want to be a babysitting service,” Sister Mary Ann said. “We wanted to make some kind of a substantive difference in the educational lives of these kids.”

The Food for Thought team brought in tutors and teachers to help the kids with their homework and gave them a safe place to play and be kids.

Click here to learn more about Food for Thought.


SSND Associates Marge Potter
2016 Sep 12

Marge Potter, Associate since 2012

Marge Potter, Associate since 2012

Marge Potter’s first introduction to the charism of the School Sisters of Notre Dame was when she entered first grade at St. Matthew’s School in Baltimore and then later when she enrolled at Notre Dame Prep as a high school student.

“Everyone has really been blessed by what the SSNDs do for people in terms of making them value education,” she said. “I am the first woman in my family to get a master’s degree.”

That focus on education led Marge to a career in schools and eventually back to Notre Dame Prep as a Learning Resource Specialist. At Notre Dame Prep she reconnected with the sisters and became an Associate in 2012.

Click here to read more about Marge Potter and our Associates


Reconnecting with sisters around the world
2016 Aug 31

Sister Maria Lannuccilo

Sister Maria Iannuccilo visits with SSNDs in Poland

Sister Maria Iannucillo, a provincial councilor of the Atlantic-Midwest Province, recently travelled to Poland for World Youth Day (WYD). In addition to the WYD events, Sister Maria was able to visit the Divine Mercy Shrine, the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, and go to Saint John Paul II’s hometown, Wadowice, with SSNDs from the Polish Province.

One of the gifts of her trip was spending time with other SSNDs at the Motherhouse in Opole.

Click here to read more about Sister Maria’s visit with SSNDs in Poland


Provincial Council Member Travels to Poland for World Youth Day
2016 Aug 30

Sister Maria Lannuccilo

Sister Maria Iannuccilo and some
of the National Religious Vocations Conference board during World
Youth Day

Amazement and awe are two of the words Sister Maria Iannuccillo, SSND used to describe her trip to World Youth Day (WYD) in Krakow, Poland.

Sister Maria was invited to attend World Youth Day in Poland with the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC), where she serves as a member of the National Board. She joined other board members and NRVC staff the Vocations Café in Mercy Arena (usually the Tauron Arena but renamed for WYD). The arena can hold 22,000 people and is the largest in Poland. Sister Maria said that one day the arena reached capacity and was filled with thousands of worshippers while more than two thousand waited outside.

Click here to learn more about Sister Maria’s trip and World Youth Day


Oktoberfest Raffle Tickets Now on Sale
2016 Aug 24

Sisters preparing for Oktoberfest

Each summer Sister Barbara Mary Slaney works hard getting ready for the School Sisters of Notre Dame Oktoberfest raffle that runs every fall.

The $100,000 she and her team of volunteers aim to raise every October goes to the Atlantic-Midwest Province, School Sisters of Notre Dame. The Oktoberfest event is the signature fundraiser for the sisters.

The money raised goes to help care for retired sisters and to the sponsored ministries of the Atlantic-Midwest Province.

Buy a raffle ticket and help the School Sisters of Notre Dame today

Meet Romper, our new service dog!
2016 Aug 16

Romper, our Service Dog
Walking the halls of Villa Assumpta in Baltimore is our new furry friend Romper.
Romper, a Labrador-Golden retriever mix, comes to Villa Asusmpta from Canine Companions for Independence. CCI provides assistance dogs free of charge. You might remember Newy, our previous dog; he also came to us from CCI.

The two year old ball love is under the care of Sister Bernadette Walsh. She also took care of Newy and knew the sisters at Villa Assumpta needed a new companion.
Read more about Romper! or Watch a video of Romper

“Called to Love, Sent to Serve” Sister Limétèze Pierre-Gilles Takes Final Vows
2016 June 18

On Saturday, June 18, 2016, Limétèze Pierre-Gilles made her perpetual profession—a permanent commitment to living forever as a School Sister of Notre Dame (SSND) and dedicating her life to God’s mission.

The Eucharistic Liturgy took place in the chapel of Villa Assumpta, 6401 N. Charles Street and was the culmination of more than nine years preparing for this day.

Born and raised in Haiti, Sister Limétèze Pierre-Gilles started thinking about religious life at a very young age. After joining her family in Florida, she met SSNDs who were working with homeless men and women. That encounter, combined with her curiosity about a picture she had seen of the SSND foundress with two girls, influenced her to start thinking again about religious life. Today she lives in Baltimore, where she ministers at Mother Seton Academy, an inner-city Catholic school for boys and girls in sixth through eighth grade.

“I am very excited to take this ‘forever’ step in dedicating my entire life to God. My mother, three brothers, and five sisters will be among my many family and friends who will join me and participate in this beautiful apostolic time,” she said.

During the Eucharistic Liturgy, Provincial Leader Kathleen Cornell, SSND said, “Limeteze, in the name of the church and the School Sisters of Notre Dame, I accept your vows. We give thanks and rejoice with you.”


School Sisters of Notre Dame, Atlantic-Midwest Province Installs New Leadership
2016 July 9

On July 9, 2016, the Atlantic-Midwest Province, School Sisters of Notre Dame will install leadership for the 2016-2020 term.

Sister Charmaine Krohe, current council member, will become the provincial leader. The council will also include current council member, Sister Celeste Reinhart, vicar; Sister Virginia Bobrowski; Sister Deborah Cerullo; Sister Jane Forni; current council member, Sister Maria Iannuccillo; and Sister Sharon Kanis.

“As our province continues to embrace the future with hope, I believe Sister Charmaine is called to lead us and is gifted with courage and wisdom,” said S. Kathleen Cornell, provincial leader.

Sister Charmaine Krohe has made a unique and lasting contribution to improving the lives of children and families and is a role model for tomorrow's female leaders. A former teacher, pastoral associate, and hospital chaplain, she is a community leader with a long and distinguished history of serving the African-American community in Baltimore City.

She is a founder of St. Ambrose Outreach Center, first woman to serve as President of the Board of Directors of the St. Vincent de Paul Society for the Archdiocese of Baltimore and past President of Mother Seton Academy. During her time as President for the tuition-free, independent Catholic school for at-risk middle school children, she raised more than $7 million dollars to renovate and establish a permanent home for the school. Sister Charmaine is the recipient of many public service awards, including the 7th Congressional District “Kathy Hughes’ Humanitarian Award” from Congressman Elijah Cummings, the National Association of Social Workers’ “Public Citizen of the Year,” the President’s Medal from Notre Dame of Maryland University, the Loyola University Milch Award, and was inducted into Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame, to name some of the official recognitions she has received.

United in Mission Newsletter September 2016

United in Mission Newsletter April 2016

Gospel Fund Grantees 2013 – 2016

Changing with the times for Demarest private school (Nov. 2015)

SSNDs meet with Rep. Jim Himes, CT-04 regarding Trans Pacific Partnership
(Sept. 2015)

Sister Barbara Meinzinger - Faithful Servant (video)
(Aug. 2015)
Sister Barbara Meinzinger, SSND has truly touched the hearts of the parishioners at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. This video is a tribute to her fidelity and an opportunity for many people to express their gratitude for her many years of faithful service.

Laudato Si: A Document for All Seasons
by Mary Ellen Dougherty SSND
(July 2015)

Notre Dame's headmistress celebrates milestones
(Jan. 2015)

New York Association of Colleges for Teachers Education accepts SSND manuscript
Nancy Gilchriest, SSND, Ed.D., chair of the education department at St. Joseph’s College in NY, recently had her manuscript, “More Than Teaching to the Test: Curriculum Response to Certification Changes,”  accepted to the journal of the New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education,  “Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning.” The editor’s response read in part, “The contents are highly relevant to our readers and it is so timely.”
(Dec. 2014)

Sisters Voice Public Stance on Immigration Reform
Overwhelming support from Atlantic-Midwest Province, School Sisters
of Notre Dame
(Dec. 2014)

SSND in Waterdown receives recognition for service
Sister Sharon Kroetsch, SSND, of Waterdown, ON, will be awarded the honour Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice on Nov. 23 in recognition of her many years of service in the Hamilton Diocese Marriage Tribunal. (Nov. 2014)

S. Margaret Bauer, SSND honored at Saint John the Evangelist Church
in Frederick, Md
.
(Sept. 2014)

S. Linda Stilling recalls her experience last summer ministering to deported
migrants at the Migrant Resource Center in Agua Prieta, Mexico.

(Aug. 2014)

Joan Pikiell, SSND, makes First Profession of Religious Vows
(July 2014)

SSND and staff join pupils in welcoming royal visitor
(July 2014)

Meet our jubilarians
(June 2014)

S. Mary Fitzgerald co-authors book on leadership
(May 2014)

Sr. Patricia McCarron, headmistress of Notre Dame Prep, receives
national honor

(Apr. 2014)

Notre Dame of Maryland University announces Dr. Marylou Yam as its 14th President (Mar. 2014)

SSND and her 6th-graders in Sarasota, Fla., win national education award
(Feb. 2014)

Dr. Mary Funke, President of the Institute of Notre Dame, is selected as
one of Maryland’s 2014 Top 100 Women

(Feb. 2014)

Notre Dame Learning Center celebrates 10 years in Rochester, NY
(Feb. 2014)

SSND Educational Center in Woodhaven, NY, celebrates 10th anniversary
(Feb. 2014)

Our Ministries

Each month we feature a new story about the ministries sponsored by
the Atlantic-Midwest Province. Click on the links below to learn more:

SisterHouse SisterHouse
Chicago, Ill. (Oct. 2014)
A temporary home for women seeking recovery from substance abuse

Sisters Academy of Baltimore Sisters Academy of Baltimore
Baltimore, Md. (Sept. 2014)
A community-centered middle school that educates girls of different races, ethnic groups and religions from families of limited economic means

SSNDEC School Sisters of Notre Dame Educational Center
Queens, N.Y. (Aug. 2014)
The SSND Educational Center empowers under-served women of all races and faiths to reach the fullness of their potential.

Notre Dame Prep Notre Dame Preparatory School
Baltimore, Md. (July 2014)
Notre Dame Preparatory School is an independent, Catholic, college-preparatory school for approximately 760 girls in Grades 6-12.

Notre Dame of Maryland University   Notre Dame of Maryland University
Baltimore, Md. (June 2014)
Catholic traditions of the liberal arts and service to others, a Notre Dame education challenges students to strive for excellence, build inclusive communities and promote social responsibility.

Notre Dame Learning Center   Notre Dame Learning Center
Rochester, N.Y. (May 2014)
Tutoring center for urban children

Mother Seton Academy   Mother Seton Academy
Baltimore, Md. (Apr. 2014)
NativityMiguel model middle school for girls and boys

Marian House   Marian House
Baltimore, Md. (Mar. 2014)
Marian House is a holistic, healing community for women and their children who are in need of housing and support services.

IND   Institute of Notre Dame
Baltimore, Md. (Feb. 2014)
College preparatory school for young women

Corazon a Corazon   Córazón a Córazón
Chicago, Ill. (Jan. 2014)
Language/education center

Caroline House   Caroline House
Bridgeport, Conn. (Dec. 2013)
Education/guidance center

Caroline Center   Caroline Center
Baltimore, Md. (Nov. 2013)
Learning/career center

Academy of the Holy Angels   Academy of the Holy Angels
Demarest, N.J. (Oct. 2013)
College preparatory school for young women

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