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A fitting farewell for Duke O’Sullivan was held on September 30 in the presence of the SSND community and invited guests.  Duke was originally employed as the assistant treasurer for the Canadian Province, and continued in this role after the integration with the AM Province. We have deep gratitude for Duke’s capable, trustworthy service over so many years.  Happy Retirement, Duke!
The “God’s Creation Needs You!” video series tells the stories of six Catholic communities across the United States caring for our common home through climate action, advocacy, farming, community organizing, service to others, solar energy, education, prayer, and a focus on environmental justice.
Join the Interfaith Coalition Black Lives Matter Rally at the intersection of Charles Street and Northern Parkway in Baltimore on Sunday, February 18th at 1:30 p.m!
Villa Assumpta will have a Lenten Day of Prayer on Sunday, February 25.  Sister Sharon Kanis will lead this day, which will begin with 10 a.m. Mass.
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Caroline House has not only made a difference in the lives of many immigrant women and their children, but they have made a difference to those of us who have served Caroline House as well. They have inspired us and brought us inestimable joy!
In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day for women and men in consecrated life. This global celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd. We celebrate today, and in parishes over the weekend!
"That Deeper Knowing: School Sisters of Notre Dame, Baltimore Province, 1847-2005" describes the history of the Province from its foundation by Mother Theresa and her companions to the creation of the Atlantic-Midwest Province. It was distributed to any Sister who requested it in 2006.

By Sister Stephanie Spandl, SSND

You are invited to a presentation on human rights in Honduras, as experienced by Sister Stephanie Spandl and Associate Heather Flores Thomas, on Thursday January 25, 2024 from 8-9:30 ET on Zoom.  

Today is the MLK National Day of Service, Dr. King said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” Answer his call by volunteering on #MLKDay of Service.
Sisters, Associates, and friends, please enter this peaceful space to unite for the needs of the world.
The new Directional Statement of the international congregation of the School Sisters of Notre Dame begins: Compelled by the urgent crises of our times, we, School Sisters of Notre Dame, “longing for the oneness of all in God,” commit to actions that deepen our relationships of communion, wherever we are.
On this fourth Sunday of Advent, we are invited to trust in God and to be willing to say “yes” to God’s invitation to be bearers of light into the world.  Click on the link below for a brief video message for the Fourth Sunday of Advent.
image with icon for a treaty, a nuclear symbol, green leaves and the SSND Logo blue and white
Sister Roxanne Schares, our General Superior, sent us the joint interfaith statement to the Second Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons that we, along with 115 other organizations, endorsed.
Bill McCarthy, the Executive Director of Catholic Charities Baltimore, invited the School Sisters of Notre Dame to be his guests at the 100th Anniversary celebration. In attendance were Sisters Kathleen Feeley, Delia Dowling, Peggy Juskelis, Miriam Jansen, Kathy Jager, Bernice Feilinger, Raymond Lorenzen, and Mary Fitzgerald. Also in attendance were: Sisters Sharon Slear, Linda Stilling, Patricia Murphy, Grace Okon, and Sister Grace Sciamanna who had served on the Centennial Committee.
Pope Francis welcomes the School Sisters of Notre Dame on the occasion of their 25th General Chapter, and thanks them for making Christ visible by their presence, faith, hope and charity.
Congratulations to the newly elected General Council for 2024-2030! Schwester M. Dominica Michalke, General Superior - Sister Mary Kerber, General Councilor/Vicar - Sister Carolyn Anyega, General Councilor - Sister Christine Garcia, General Councilor - Sestra M. Martina Radež, General Councilor
Sister M. Dominica Michalke, SSND, has been elected General Superior, 2024-2030. We ask God’s blessing on Sister M. Dominica Michalke and thank her for her “yes”!
Our prayers are united with our Israeli and Palestinian brothers and sisters. Let us continue to pray for peace and urge our political leaders to support de-escalation, protect civilians, and ensure humanitarian aid.
Congratulations to our FINAL WEEK winners for this years Oktoberfest!! Sue L., Mary Jo B., and the BIG WINNER Nelson R of Towson!

Our current global food system is in crisis and includes a struggle over control of the world’s seeds.  Sister Miriam Bruder SSND in London, England shares what one parish is doing about it.