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This week Dare to Care by engaging with the July 30th "World Day Against Trafficking in Persons", read a tribute to Sister Jean McLoughlin, read about Goal #2 of the Laudato Si Community goals, and view a panel on Haiti "2 weeks after".
With the climate emergency and ecological crisis continuing to evolve to dangerous levels, we hear an even more urgent call to unite our prayers and actions with a belief in the power of transformation. Personally and communally,  we are invited to pray and act wherever we live and minister.
This year’s theme puts victims of human trafficking at the center of the campaign and will highlight the importance of listening to and learning from survivors of human trafficking.
“We come as people of hope.”  At the first Human Trafficking Committee meeting I attended in 2015, this was the prayer offered by Sister Jean McLoughlin.  Sister Jean often reminded the committee members of this important message and it is apropos of the way she lived.

Goal 2 
Response to the Cry of the Poor (defense of human life from conception to death and all forms of life on Earth, with special attention to vulnerable groups such as indigenous communities, migrants, children at risk through slavery, etc.)

On June 29, a small group of energetic young women joined the North American Vocation Team (NAVT) in a Joyful and Alive conversation via Zoom. Inspired by the Spirit, personal invitations were extended to several women ages 22-35 who had recently inquired about our congregation and requested further information.
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.
Join the #RefugeeConvention Week of Action by calling on the U.S. and governments around the globe to reaffirm their commitment to refugee protection. We’re #ReadyToWelcome. #WelcomeWithDignity
Welcome to the 32nd Annual Oktoberfest Calendar Raffle! Your participation in the raffle — the major fundraiser to benefit the Atlantic-Midwest Province — is very important to us. We are so grateful for your faithful and generous support.

Goal#1: Response to the Cry of the Earth

(Greater use of clean renewable energy and reducing fossil fuels in order to achieve carbon neutrality, efforts to protect and promote biodiversity, guaranteeing access to clean water for all, etc.)

Goal #1: Response to the Cry of the Earth - Greater use of clean renewable energy and reducing fossil fuels in order to achieve carbon neutrality, efforts to protect and promote biodiversity, guaranteeing access to clean water for all, etc.
This week read about Goal #1 of the Laudato Si Action Platform, read up on DACA and LCWR's summer resolutions and ask that the Biden Administration prioritize human rights in Haiti.
Today, July 22, is the Feast Day of Mother Caroline Friess. This archival piece looks at the many travel difficulties she encountered as she led the expansion of the School Sisters of Notre Dame across North America.
Sister Doreen Swift
Sister Doreen was an Artist and taught at many schools in Ontario and Saskatchewan, she wrote: “Since we do not know the length of time we have to live on earth, we accept each day as it is given and allow it to be consecrated by the Lord living within us. Daily, He is our strength and guide as we strive for a deeper faith in His presence.” May Sister Doreen now experience the fullness of God’s presence.
This week dare to read the "Trafficking in Persons Report", find out more on the damage from the record-breaking heatwave in B.C., learn about Critical Race Theory and find out Rev. Thomas G. Wenski's take on the crisis in Haiti.
Twenty-one Catholic congregations of men and women religious across Canada have signed a letter to the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) calling on them to demonstrate “clear and courageous leadership” in developing a National Catholic Reconciliation Plan.
Dr. Charlene Zeisset, a School Sister of Notre Dame and the physician who is the liaison to the project, responded matter-of-factly when asked if the sisters who donated their brains had seen anything extraordinary about their gift, saying that they were pretty humble about the project. "We are educators, in whatever we do. It was a way that the sisters could continue their ministry of education."
Claiming the Fire Within had a different feel this year, rescheduled from last year and taking place virtually due to ongoing safety concerns. Thirteen leaders courageously said “yes” to go on retreat, despite not being able to participate in person. The retreat featured online times to hear presenters and engage in small and large group sharing. There were offline times as well for retreatants to pray, reflect and explore contemplative activities.
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, favored child and Lily of the Mohawks, I come to seek your intercession in my present need.