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This week Sister Ethel Howley highlights an important Child Slavery case against Nestle and Cargill, Fr. Brian Massingale, reflects on "How to make spiritual sense of the attack on the Capitol" and Join Catholic Theological Union for a prayer service and lecture on Pope Francis' Theology of Attraction.
Our friend and frequent meeting facilitator for the province, Sister Margaret O’Brien, OSU, shares her thoughts on Saint Angela Merici and the Ursuline Sisters' history. Saint Angela's Feast Day is January 27.
After Notre Dame Preparatory School earned the first three Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference swimming titles in its formative years, McDonogh School won the next eight championships. Terri Byrd, NDP’s coach since 2006, then found a way to stop the Eagles’ juggernaut by using the Blazers’ depth to take four out of the next five banners during the past decade.
Thirty-nine members of the Academy of the Holy Angels Class of 2021 have been inducted into the Alice Paul Chapter of the Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society. Rho Kappa refers to head and hand, a reminder that knowledge must be accompanied by service. In fact, inductees must demonstrate excellence in social studies and a commitment to serving others.
Six African men are seeking damages from Nestlé USA and Cargill, alleging that as children they were trafficked out of Mali, forced to work long hours on Ivory Coast cocoa farms and kept at night in locked shacks. Their attorneys argue that the companies should have better monitored their cocoa suppliers in West Africa, where about two-thirds of the world’s cocoa is grown and child labor is widespread.
Sister Patricia, known then as Sister Mary Benedict, continued her education over the years, and received a B.A. in Sociology at Mt. Mary College in Milwaukee in 1967, and a Master of Pastoral Studies in Communication Arts from Loyola University in Chicago, in 1980.
Our JPIC coalition partners such as LCWR, have collaborated to create an inspiring prayer service for the United States Inauguration.
Find numerous resources here, including the latest by Sisters Mary Fitzgerald and Jane Moran, “Climate Crisis and Water: Impact on Our World.”
Sewing saves lives. During the past year, Holy Angels freshman Gigi and her friends Paloma and Giuliana stitched over 400 protective face masks for the staff at Lenox Hill Hospital. The Fair Lawn teens, who recently had a day proclaimed in their honor, continue to produce multiple masks to donate whenever they have free time.

Archbishop John Carroll’s Prayer for Government
Composed for the Inauguration of George Washington

Love Gives Everything reminds us of our Constitution, paragraph 9 and General Directory, paragraph 19a, “As the desire of Jesus that all may be one becomes more fully our own, our striving for unity embraces all humanity and the whole of creation” and “Because the earth and its resources are God’s gift to all humanity, we are reverent, just, and sparing in our use of created things, concerned for the needs of present and future generation.”
Get the most recent update on the Teacher-Training Program, one facet of the development approach employed by the SSND partner, Beyond Borders, called the Model Community Initiative, (MCI) on the island of Lagonav.
Delores Moore at age 9
For you to more fully appreciate the impact of this chance life-changing encounter, some personal background information must be shared....
Pope Francis’ new book, Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future (Simon & Schuster), written in collaboration with his biographer Austin Ivereigh, poignantly captures the ills of today’s world and suggests practical solutions for overcoming them, both personally and systemically.
Wear Blue on 1/11 and post your picture on social media with the hashtag #WearBlueDay or #EndHumanTrafficking learn more at the DHS website, learn about the SSND Shalom sponsored webinar tonight "Human Trafficking and a Legacy of Racism".
Attend a webinar hosted by the Shalom/JPIC and Anti-Human Trafficking committees of AM and CP Provinces, learn about additional resources on immigration and climate change in this weeks Get WITH IT!
On January 6, the Academy of the Holy Angels released its first-ever Epiphany Concert. The presentation is a gift to the community on the day the three kings brought their presents to the Christ child. The video features professionally aggregated individual performances by AHA's instrumental and vocal musicians.
Join us in giving witness to the power of our charism by contacting the present administration and our legislators. Urge them to condemn publicly the actions of the protestors, and resolve to work together to ensure a peaceful transition of Administration and resolving to heal the divisions that have fueled the many incidents of violence in the nation’s recent history.
January 6, a day when we celebrate the light and love of our Savior, Jesus Christ; a day when all the world is praying for an end to the darkness of the pandemic, the darkness of racism, the darkness of social, political and economic upheaval in our nation became a day described by many as the darkest day in American history.
The Trudeau government has introduced Bill C-12, which would make Canada’s commitment to getting to net-zero emissions by 2050 legally binding.