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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired the people of his time and subsequent generations with his passionate pursuit of justice. He taught us that “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice,” and that “the time is always right to do what is right.”
This week, we honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., and we invite you to reflect on Dr. King’s call to seek justice through love in light of the SSND tradition.
The Trump administration has reduced the U.S. refugee resettlement program by 80% and set this year’s refugee admissions goal at 18,000, the lowest level in U.S. history.
The Academy of the Holy Angels hosted alumnae from the Classes of 2016 through 2019 at its January 10 College Angels Reunion.
Much like our province, the Central Pacific Province is going through many changes. They are finding comfort in memories and rituals.
Human Trafficking Awareness Day is on January 11th. To mark that occasion, the Human Trafficking Committee has provided a number of resources, prayers and reflections.
Women determined to create better futures for themselves are also embracing the chance to lift up the lives of women in Haiti whom they will never meet.
In response to this looming crisis, we are compelled to call upon the governments of the United States and Iran to desist in their use of violent threats, provocative rhetoric, and plans for retaliatory measures.
On Sunday, January 5, three Sisters from Villa Notre Dame in Wilton - Ilona Mensik, Marie Denise Murphy and Miriam McGuire - were blessed by the VND community as they prepared to leave and join the SSND community at Ozanam Hall in Bayside, NY.
Sister Mary Elizabeth Sharp, SSND
Sister Mary Elizabeth knew from a very early age that she wanted to devote her life to God. Her last mission as a SSND was at Ozanam Hall, where Sisters from our province created a new community last September.
Congratulations to NDP, who were highlighted in this recent article in The Baltimore Sun!  Excerpt: "A Loch Raven Operation Clean Stream event had a tremendous turnout of student helpers from Notre Dame Preparatory School and Calvert Hall College High School."
We have just celebrated Christmas – the birth of our Lord. The words of the gospel “… because there was no place for them in the inn” (Lk 2:7) startle me. For many people, these words are still reality today: because … there was no room for them.
During Poverty Awareness Month, join U.S. Bishops, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and the Catholic community in the United States in taking up Pope Francis' challenge to live in solidarity with the poor!
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GCCM has major plans for 2020 and is urging all concerned Catholics to get involved.
Mary was a sign of gentle peace to her world, her family and her village As we begin this New Year, we are called to be peacemakers and bearers of hope in all that we do.
Each week in January 2020, your OPCIC Committee members are going to offer you a suggestion for a merry way to add some personal development in community to your life.  You might even want to make some of the suggestions a resolution for 2020.
National Migration Week
National Migration Week 2020 will be celebrated January 5-11 in the U.S.  It is a call to stand in solidarity with and care for those who are excluded and marginalized, including migrants, DACA and TPS holders, refugees, and those seeking asylum.
Sister Martin Therese Gensler, SSND
Sister Martin Therese taught for over 44 years. She was a dedicated and creative professional and was greatly appreciated at the St. Alphonsus School. She was very close to her family and had nineteen nieces and nephews, thirty-eight great-nieces and nephews, and five great-great-nieces and nephews!
In today’s scripture, we read how Joseph was awakened in a dream and told to take Jesus and his mother and flee to safety in Egypt. Like tens of millions of people today, the Holy Family became displaced and homeless.