News and Events

Today was our third Oktoberfest Weekly Drawing!! Our new total raised is $105,694! Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets!  You still have 12 chances to win $100, $185 on Oct. 24 and $2018 on Oct. 31. get your tickets soon!
Several years ago, I had the great privilege of accompanying Sister Limeteze Pierre-Gilles on a home visit to Haiti. This is my journal from that trip.
In 2018, one in three seniors will die from Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
The SSNDs were my teachers through 12 years at Notre Dame Grade School and McDonell Memorial High School in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.
The Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home was released by Pope Francis on Pentecost Sunday, May 24, 2015.  Joining the immediate global response of affirmation and enthusiasm from peoples of all faiths and walks of life, the Sisters of Notre Dame Convent, in November 2015, gifted with the leadership of S. Rose Mary Sander, began to pray and reflect together twice a month on themes or sections of Laudato Si’.
Over the past few months, our office has been issuing social justice resources – “Just Act” reports and videos – on various topics related to our four commitments and other “hot-button” issues. These resources are intended for use in classroom settings and small group discussions, and we hope they will educate readers and facilitate engagement and advocacy. 
Mother Caroline Friess
The congregation of the School Sisters of Notre Dame came to life when God’s call found an answer in the hearts of people strong in faith, farseeing in vision, and courageous in action.

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Two years ago I took the job as executive director of Caroline House with very little understanding of the work of School Sisters of Notre Dame.
Sister Clara Esker
"When my former students do well in high school and college, I am grateful for their successes."
This week we explore the interconnection between each of our four commitments! This is especially important as we pray for those affected by the recent earthquake in Haiti and the earthquake/tsunami that devastated Indonesia.
“Hermana Linda,” I hear called to me by my newly arrived Mexican friends as I walk the streets of Camden, New Jersey, a small city of 87,000 people that is racked by poverty and violence but not without hope.
"On this International Day of the Girl, let us recommit to supporting every girl to develop her skills, enter the workforce on equal terms and reach her full potential." — UN Secretary-General António Guterres
Seeds planted in Wilton, CT grow in Queens, New the midst of a New York City power outage, Cathy, Jean and Janice moved into the second floor of the convent, which had been designated as their community space, while the basement and first floor became the Center.
I was a student at St. Teresa Catholic School from 1956 to 1964. Five of the eight Belleville Catholic schools had SSNDs in residence. Our principal, Sister Carol Therese (now Sister Charlotte Gaughan) loved to teach us!
After working at schools and parishes for 45 years, Sister Virginia (Ginny) Grumich now has more time to turn her attention to social justice issues.
As I celebrate the anniversary of my arrival in Peru for the first time 42 years ago, I am most grateful to God for the many opportunities, life-giving experiences and challenges that have touched me and helped me to grow during these years.
Sister Clara Foeckersperger reflects on her experience living under the Hitler Regime in Germany and surviving and ministering for six years in war-torn England.