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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

For other recent news and events click here.