“For all that has been—Thanks! To all that will be—Yes!” Dag Hammarskjöld’s famous quotation was the theme of the morning of reflection on November 5, as Baltimore Associates met in person at Villa Assumpta to celebrate first covenants and covenant renewals.
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Can we move through our visceral reactions and talk across an apparent gulf? Do we have enough openness and curiosity to listen? In the next session of What Makes Us One, we will explore these questions. On October 22, 9:30-12:00, via Zoom, join us for a morning of virtual learning, reflection, conversation, and sharing of stories and insights, including time in break-out groups.
Associates from across the province gathered via Zoom on June 13 and 14 to ponder and celebrate their transformative journey.
On Saturday April 9, Southern Ontario Associates, along with friends and family, were privileged to have as guest speaker at our Zoom gathering Sherri Ramirez, the DeMazenod Door Outreach coordinator.
On the afternoon of Oct. 24th, the pre-associates, their companions and guests gathered in person in the chapel at Villa Assumpta, with the other associates watching via livestream. The pre-associates shared individual reflections on passages from You Are Sent. Sister Sharon Kanis, on behalf of the Provincial Council, accepted the First Covenants and welcomed the newly covenanted associates to the SSND Associate Relationship.
On Saturday morning, October 16, 14 SSND Associates in Southern Ontario renewed their covenant with the School Sisters of Notre Dame in a virtual celebration on Zoom. Also present were Sisters at Notre Dame Convent (NDC) in Waterdown, several others from Southern Ontario and one from Baltimore.
My life has been deeply touched and formed by the School Sisters of Notre Dame who have crossed my path and there are too many for me name. God bless them all. I am most grateful and blessed to continue to be an associate of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.
July 24th, Associates in Saskatchewan gathered to make their Indefinite Covenant, a lifetime commitment to live the charism of Blessed Theresa in communion with the SSNDs and Associates of the AM Province.
“Why be a pilgrim still?” This question from Raphael Considine’s poem “Trasna” echoed through Thresholds, the annual meeting of associate area coordinators, held on June 14 and 15 via Zoom.
I grew up in a racially divided Baltimore in the 1960s and early 1970s. This year has made me realize, in the words of Austin Channing Brown, “Doing nothing is no longer an option for me.”
Mary Anne O’Donnell, AMSSND Associate, becomes the first lay recipient of the Monsignor Arthur F. Valenzano Joyful Servant Award
The School Sisters of Notre Dame Atlantic-Midwest Province and the SSND Associates, in collaboration with Well for the Journey, invite you to view the second in our series of days of reflections on What Makes Us One.