School Sisters of Notre Dame continue to live the vision of Foundress Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger in a variety of ways. Our sisters share the stories of their work and ministry.
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.
The liturgy was concelebrated by Rev. F. Weisbeck, JCL from Kamloops, British Columbia , Rev. W. Lobsinger, pastor of St. Thomas Parish, Waterdown and Rev. P. Labito, chaplain. Following a festive meal, the Jubilarians and their visitors enjoyed the afternoon together.
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. The liturgy was celebrated by Rev. Paul Zaborowski, O.F.M.Cap (homilist), Rev. Roman Kozacheson, O.F.M. Cap, Rev. John W. Crossin, OSFS, Rev. John T. Ford, and Rev. Mathew Ekpo with Rev. David Carey as a participant. Following a delicious meal, the Jubilarians and their guests enjoyed the afternoon together.
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."
“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.