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If everyone could see how loving and warm the people on the other side of the wall are, then I am sure things would be different. The stereotypes that the administration and news outlets portray could not be farther from the truth. These people are not just coming to the U.S. on a whim.
The Provincial Council of the Atlantic-Midwest Province was present and stood in solidarity with the 663 members of the  Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in sending a letter to President Trump beseeching him to end all divisive rhetoric.
Plastics are one of the leading contributors to global warming and planetary disfigurement, and they contaminate water systems and food chains. Please read about a new plant being built in Pennsylvania to produce more than a million tons of plastic, annually.

Suzanne Bunn, MHSHI remember my first day of Latin with Sister Gratia Ennius, SSND.

Over the next several months the provincial council seeks to engage the province more intentionally in contemplative dialogue for initiation of a commitment to the Directional Statement.
It is so hard to believe that I have been an Associate with the School Sisters of Notre Dame since 1987 - it seems like yesterday! For the past 32 years, I have made so many great memories by getting to know Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger, Mother Caroline and all the School Sisters of Notre Dame and Associates here in the United States and in Germany.
Sr. Barbara Valuckas, a regular contributor to the Global Sisters Report, recounts her reconnection and work in her ancestral home of Lithuania.
Sister Dorothy Elizabeth Daiger
In her autobiography, Dorothy wrote, “I gradually realized that the best and happiest people I knew were those closest to God. I learned that the only way to accomplish any lasting good is to save one’s soul and help others to do the same.”  A fellow teacher gave a fitting tribute to Dorothy when she said, “I will forever smile when I think of Sister Dorothy.” 
"We're trying to be faithful to the question of what does God need from religious life at this moment in time. This is one conversation that's being entered through different doorways."
An amazing chain of events began when Roz Spruill “wanted to be enlightened.” Her enlightenment spread from Baltimore to McAllen, Texas, to the Comunidad Enlaces de Esperanza in Arizona, and eventually to children on the Texas and Arizona borders!
The JPIC Offices of the CP and AM SSND Provinces have developed materials in response to the mass violence that occurred on August 3-4: Domestic Terrorism in the U.S. – A Resource for Reflection and Action. We invite you to use and share.
The racism and domestic terrorism that took the lives of our brothers and sisters the weekend of August 3-4 must be uprooted. We cannot allow ourselves to be numbed by yet another unspeakable mass murder. This time, we must stop, reflect and make a determination to do something.
Each summer since 2011, volunteers from the Academy of the Holy Angels have been winging their way to Philadelphia to help organize Saint Peter the Apostle School for the new academic year.
Sister Magdalita lived a truly exceptional life. Her companion sisters described her as a “model” religious in the finest sense of the word. She was a wonderful principal and educator. Former students remembered that she always had a smile on her face and spoke kindly to them.
Recently, people of Haiti have been protesting to demand that President Jovenel Moise must resign amid allegations that he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars of government funds designated for severely needed community programs.
Associate Stephanie Savick 
I celebrated my first covenant in June.  The SSNDs have been very special to me since my undergraduate work at Notre Dame of Maryland University.
“Humanity still has the ability to work together in building our common home.” – Pope Francis: This quote summarizes the essence of my thoughts from several presentations I attended at the 18th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII).
Please welcome Sister Beatriz Eugenia Martinez-Garcia, (left), from the Central Pacific Province who was appointed to serve as the next SSND NGO representative at the United Nations beginning July 1.
Sister Petra Klotz
Sister Petra embraced ministries across Western Canada to Ontario and from South America to the Northwest Territories. Her missionary spirit took her to Comas, Lima, Peru. Sister Petra was instrumental in instructing youth groups to teach catechism.
This week, please join us in prayer on the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (July 30). A prayer service, by Sister Joan Pikiel and please remember to read our latest Just Act.