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Barbara enjoyed working with children and wanted to dedicate her entire life to their service. She credited the realization of her religious vocation to the prayers of the Sisters and the children. Drawn to the School Sisters of Notre Dame “by their sincerity and good example,” Barbara received the Postulant’s veil at St. Vincent’s Home, Tacony, Pa., on Sept. 7, 1965
This week, we hope you will watch the NBC interview with Sr Jeanne Christenson of the USCSAHT, take time to learn more about the situation at the U.S. Southern border, register to watch the Condor and the Eagle and ask the US Senate to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
On Saturday, April 10, 2021, the Associates of Southern Ontario hosted a Zoom gathering to learn more about the concept of Cosmology, the topic of the second video in the Integral Vision Video series. Twenty-four Associates and Sisters Zoomed in from around the province including Ontario, Saskatchewan, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Florida.
Samantha Smetana, a seventh-grader at Notre Dame Preparatory School in Towson, tests a wooden bridge designed and built in one of its new STE
Sister Vincenza Gagliostro
Sister Mary Vincenza focused on Catechetics and especially loved working with teenagers and families. In her long career she published two books and worked with hundreds of people while presenting faculty retreat days for Catholic Schools, and setting up parish religious education, and youth ministry programs. Her good works will live on.

This weeks poem is by Mary Enda Hughes, SSND

Even from here, in weakness,
I must be skilled,
Must say without words 
“I am the one you knew.”
And you must summon wordlessly,
the same, hold back your eyes
that ask, “Do you know me?”

The road to COP15
The Vatican Dicastery for Integral Human Development, the Parliament of World Religions invite you to join this conversation on biodiversity with Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson, Dr. Jane Goodall, and other community leaders.
Congratulations to the following organizations, which have received Gospel Fund grants to support their missions.
Sister Maureen Michael reflected that she lived “an ordinary life in an extraordinary way.” A gifted artist and dedicated SSND, Her calm, non-threatening manner gave adults and children the opportunity to create art that expressed feeling and developed spiritual growth. She touched many as she inspired and encouraged them to follow their hearts.
As part of the continuing celebration of the Caroline Center's 25th Anniversary, they have announced their first SHERO awards Sister Patricia McLaughlin & Sister Kathleen Feeley!
On March 5th and 6th, Ministry Services offered its second virtual Ministry Formation Session. The group explored St. Augustine’s life and his approach to leadership, the goals of community life, and humility as essential dimensions to leadership.

This weeks poem is by Sr Delia Calis, SSND

Mother Theresa Woman of Faith

Silent midnight hours
    root faith deep
        In her loving heart.

Get With It Logo
On March 22, 2021, the SSND community, and the Human Trafficking Committee in particular, lost a valued member with the death of Sister Maureen Michael Byrne.  Maureen Michael was an artist and teacher who strove to develop the unique talents of each of her students.  She brought that type of concern for individuals to her work on Human Trafficking.  
The Directional Statement and the Shalom – Focus and Commitments, 2018-2021, continue to shape the initiatives of Shalom and the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Europe and worldwide especially since the outbreak of the pandemic.
The Letters of Mary Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger are now available on the Gerhardinger website!

This week's poem is by Sister Maura Eichner, SSND

We Walk in Miracles 

Mary Tellis-Nayak is truly a caregiver for 14 of our Sisters in and around Chicago. Having worked as a nurse for more than 40 years, Mary knows how to ensure the Sisters under her care are comfortable, cared for and safe where they are living.

The ceremony for the 77th class of Caroline Center was a special occasion as it was the start of the 25th anniversary celebrations for the Center. Graduates, the Center’s leadership and many SSND Sisters joined in prayer with Provincial Leader Sister Charmaine Krohe, who led the blessing of the graduates and the building.
In this week's GET W.I.T.H IT please consider viewing a webinar to learn more about water privatization, or learn about migration to Canada, and learn about the humanitarian crisis at the U.S. southern border. We wish you a very Happy Easter!
Join with sisters, associates and friends for an inspiring SSND Earth Day reflection, Journey to the Heart: Falling in Love with Earth