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Sister Seraphine

Sister Mary Serafine Della Croce was born on August 24, 1932. In her biography she wrote: “My parents, Serafina Alvano and Louis Della Croce, were of Italian descent. I was the first of five children and was baptized Antoinette.

Sister Frederick Mary

Rosemary Virginia, born Jan. 30, 1935 in Catonsville, Md., was the first child of Frederick and Margaret Helen Kirwan Maisel. Rosemary was baptized at St. Agnes Church in Baltimore on Feb. 17, 1935.  A sister, Margaret and a brother, Frederick, later joined the family.

Siser Joan Maier

Joan Irene, youngest of the four children of Clara Rappl and Thomas Maier, was born in Rochester, N.Y. on Sept. 30, 1932.  Joan was baptized at Holy Family Church, Rochester and attended grammar school at Holy Family School.

In just a few months, the Academy of the Holy Angels, one of our sponsored ministries, raised $7,042 to help four teachers from Academia Perpetuo Socorro in San Juan, Puerto Rico, who lost everything due to Hurricane Maria.

Among the 23 families that the Atlantic-Midwest Province of the School Sisters of Notre Dame are sponsoring in Beyond Borders’ Hurricane Matthew Family Sponsorship Program are the Merolus and Setout families in the community of Matènwa.

Thank you again to the people of the Atlantic-Midwest Province of the School Sisters of Notre Dame who gave so generously to support the recovery of 23 families in the villages of Masikren and Matènwa on Lagonav Island.

Thank you again to the people of the Atlantic-Midwest Province of the School Sisters of Notre Dame who gave so generously to support the recovery of 23 families in the villages of Masikren and Matènwa on Lagonav Island.

The Atlantic-Midwest Province invites all School Sisters of Notre Dame to join the Blue Communities Project. An initiative of The Council of Canadians, the Blue Communities Project provides us with a way to deepen our commitment to support water’s availability and sustainability.

The traditional Stations of the Cross devotion is a prayer designed to help us contemplate the journey of suffering, death, and resurrection undertaken by Jesus of Nazareth.
Academy of the Holy Angel students communicating with SSND students in Japan.

Students from two schools located across the globe are in the midst of a cultural exchange that grew from a common connection: Both learning institutions were founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

Cardinal Tobin with

The Mass celebrated by Joseph William Cardinal Tobin, C. Ss.R, on February 1 was the undeniable highlight of Catholic Schools Week at the Academy of the Holy Angels. During his homily, His Eminence underscored the importance of being connected to Jesus and the poor.

Niagara Falls with Rainbow

Join Us for "A Lenten Fast for Creation" - actions you can take every day of Lent to make this world a better place.

Love Gives Everything

The pace of consumption, waste and environmental change has so stretched the planet’s capacity that our contemporary lifestyle, unsustainable as it is, can only precipitate catastrophes, such as those which even now periodically occur in different areas of the world.

A voice for the voiceless
Our sisters' call to educate the marginalized in society means they sometimes have to take a stand on their behalf.

Nearly 150 women and men from Saskatchewan to Florida have made their covenants and live the charism of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. 

Students at the water filling station

After they discovered an article about the successful Kick the Water Bottle campaign at the Academy of the Holy Angels, members of Saint Benedict Preparatory School’s student sustainability team were eager to learn more.