News and Events

On October 11-12, Ministry Services facilitated Session Three of the Ministry Formation Process, focusing on Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC) and how SSND implements and advances the JPIC agenda. Also discussed was Catholic tradition, identity and Catholic social teaching.
Each day in some of our countries, we realize that no place is immune from the coarseness and palpable lowering of standards of conduct. In the midst of all this, how do we educate, advocate and act in light of these situations in our world?
Fair Trade is more than just food products!  Fair Trade clothing is also available.  Owners of Fair Trade certified factories provide safer working conditions, pay sustainable wages, and contribute resources back to the community. Support Fair Trade with your purchases!
Sister Joan Durkan
Joan was quiet and unassuming but a strong and determined woman.  When she spoke, her words were filled with wisdom.  Her insights and knowledge will be missed, especially at ACE, the Anti-Human Trafficking Alliance of Oxford, PA. Joan was instrumental in the founding of ACE.  She cared deeply about the vulnerable, was a strong advocate and touched many lives.
On October 14, our province celebrates Canadian Thanksgiving Day with our sisters, associates, and staff in Canada. We give God praise and thanks for all we have received and pray in gratitude for the abundant blessings bestowed upon us, our family, friends, and congregation. 
The Winners of the Oktoberfest Raffle for October 11th ARE....
SSNDs have been committed to facilitating the wellbeing of girls through education since 1833! Please read our JPIC office’s latest Just Act, “‘Little Girl, Arise!’” to get a sense of the importance of gender equality to the four commitments of our province.
Notre Dame Preparatory School has won TWO HONORS in the Baltimore Style Magazine’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards!
Long-term faculty and staff members from the Academy of the Holy Angels were recognized at this month's Archdiocesan Mass for Catholic Schools Personnel.
Mercy Kariuki
When I left my home and my family, I was welcomed with open arms into the lives of members of SSND including the associates. I call this community a “home away from my home”.
Today (Oct. 11) we celebrate the Day of the Girl-Child! SSNDs are committed to facilitating the wellbeing of girls through education – and have been since 1833! Click here to read our JPIC office’s latest Just Act, “‘Little Girl, Arise!’” to get a sense of the importance of gender equality to the four commitments of our province (immigration, human trafficking, water accessibility, and development in Haiti).
Eight Notre Dame Prep Students Named Commended Scholars placing among the top 50,000 of over 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 National Merit Program
Foundation Day
We gather today, Sisters, Associates, and staff to reflect on our SSND heritage and re-commit ourselves to living a life of unity and communion with the Triune God and one another.
In celebration of the 185th anniversary of our congregation, the Atlantic-Midwest and Central Pacific Provinces collaborated on the following video.
Congratulations to The Academy of the Holy Angels!! Sister Nonna Dunphy, SSND, signed the deed for the original campus in Fort Lee on the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels in 1879, and the Academy borrowed its name from the occasion.
Blessed M. Antonina Kratochwil died in Stanisławów, Poland on Oct 2nd, 1942. She was beatified with a group of 108 martyrs of World War II by Pope John Paul II, in Warsaw, on June 13, 1999. The feast of the 108 martyrs, including Blessed Antonina, is celebrated on June 12 each year.
October is Fair Trade Month in the United States! Learn about the history of Fair Trade and what difference the practice has made in the past 20 years!
Lorraine Artz
For thirty years (1966-1996) she was a teacher at St. Alphonsus Grammar School on the north side of Chicago, teaching third and fourth graders alongside the School Sisters of Notre Dame. After retiring from teaching, she volunteered as a tutor and then helped with secretarial tasks in the parish office at St. Alphonsus Church.
After 58 years at the head of the class, Sister Carole Tabano, SSND, has officially retired. She concluded her teaching career as a Spanish language teacher at her alma mater, the Academy of the Holy Angels.
With a public announcement on September 26, 2019, all community members are invited to participate. To help motivate the community, it was announced at the time of the campaign’s public launch that three families – Jane and Jody Satterfield, Lisa and Bill Stromberg, and Scott and Susan Wilfong – have reinvested in Limitless and are joining to provide a 1:1 challenge match. For every dollar raised, NDP will receive one additional dollar.