Join SSND in urging our Senators to join the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus and work pro-actively to address the climate crisis and support the dignity of all God’s creation.
Each year, on May 9th , we remember and celebrate the anniversary of the death of our foundress, Mother Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger. May each one of us be inspired to rededicate our lives to the charism imparted to us by Mother Theresa and may we faithfully follow her example.
The School Sisters of Notre Dame Waterdown welcomed some graduating students of Laureate College, the private, international co-ed school that now inhabits the first two floors of the Waterdown property.
Archbishop of Baltimore William E. Lori celebrated the grand opening of a new Head Start facility operated by St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore in the former Saints James and John School in East Baltimore on April 12.
The Milch Award recognizes one community group, organization, or agency annually that contributed most significantly to the betterment of the intellectual, cultural, social, or commercial life of greater Baltimore over the past year.
During the Holy Thursday Spa Day, which included foot soak and massage, and paraffin wax soak and nail care, time was taken to reflect on how we as a community can theoretically wash the feet of those in need around us.
"Compassion is not a beautiful feeling, it is not pietism; it means creating a new bond with the other. The world needs this creative and active charity, people who do not stand in front of a screen to comment, but instead, people who get their hands dirty to remove degradation and restore dignity."
As School Sisters of Notre Dame committed to a more just and peaceful world, we are called to take a clear stand for creative and active nonviolence and a stand against all forms of violence. We recognize that peace requires justice and justice requires peacemaking. We are being called to pray, speak out, advocate, educate and take decisive action.
Sisters and Associates gathered on March 18, 2023, for their annual Lenten Retreat. This year’s leader, Rev. Barbara Cathey, chose the theme “Prairie Fire: A Symbol of Lent.” She explained that controlled prairie fires are used for the restoration of the prairie.
Catholic Sisters Week was celebrated in a special way at the Alhambra Catholic Invitational Basketball Tournament. At halftime during the Bishop Walsh Catholic High game, they paid tribute to the Sister Kathleen Jancuk, Sister Francita Hobbs, and Sister Phyllis McNally, who have collectively taught young people in the area for over 181 years!
Associates and companions met for a prayer service. Sr. Maureen Flemming led the SSND Commitment as a Laudato Si' Community and discussed what that meant. We enjoyed lunch, and then had a brief covenant renewal ceremony.
The Atlantic-Midwest Province are one of twenty-three congregations of Catholic sisters of LCWR Region 8 who will observe Catholic Sisters Week, March 8-14, with a challenge: do not consume beverages from single-use plastic bottles.
Catholic Sisters Week shines a light on the spirituality, mission and community building of women religious around the world. It is a chance to recognize all that Sisters are and do, with the hope that as more young women learn about Catholic Sisters, they will choose to explore religious life and even hear God’s call to it.
It is not a crime to seek asylum, it is a legally protected right. We reaffirm the inherent dignity of every person and the right of families to seek security and safety for themselves and family members at our nation’s border. Join us in urging President Biden to support a robust, fair, humane, and orderly system for those seeking safety and asylum at our nation’s doorstep.
Sister Kathy Schmittgens and Sister Lucille Coughlin wrote a beautiful Lenten reflection as part of the Central Pacific Province’s Laudato Si' Action Platform Implementation Team. They connect Laudato Si’ quotes with readings of the Gospel. Follow along each week with a different reflection!
Do you run an organization that needs funding for a special project, then consider applying for a grant from the School Sisters of Notre Dame's Gospel Fund. Established for the purpose of assisting in the financing of projects whose goals are consistent with the SSND congregational mandate to reverence all creation and make the concerns of the poor our own. The next funding cycle is open for new applications until March 1st, 2023
Our Sisters have been praying daily for all those affected by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria - those who lost their lives, their loved ones, and their homes; for the injured; and for the brave recuse workers who have come from around the world to help. In this time of grief, we turn to Mary, mother of the Church and of our congregation, and ask her divine intervention in bringing peace and strength to all who are suffering.
Preaching on Catholic Women Preach, for the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sister Eileen Reilly, SSND offers a reflection on the gospel's call to "be perfect" through the lens of her ministry with people who have lost loved ones to violence and murder.
Remember the Creator’s love for every creature, for all peoples and all the Earth community … every plant, insect, animal and person. Imagine God loving us all very affectionately and tenderly, with great longing and delight. Let us feel our pulse by putting our fingers on our neck or wrist and feeling the gentle rhythm, “Gift of God. Gift of Life. Gift of God. Gift of Life.”
"The writing of history and the act of remembering brings dignity and justice to those whom the perpetrators of the Holocaust intended to obliterate. Safeguarding the historical record, remembering the victims, challenging the distortion of history often expressed in contemporary antisemitism, are critical aspects of claiming justice after atrocity crimes." ~ United Nations
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