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Arise, shine; your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has dawned upon you. Though darkness covers the earth...on you the Lord will dawn, and over you God’s glory will be seen.” (Isaiah 60: 1-2)
Drawing inspiration from our diverse faith traditions and sacred texts, the Interfaith Immigration Coalition has offered recommendations for reforming executive branch immigration policies, decolonizing the U.S. role abroad, and passing immigration laws in Congress.
This webinar for National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is co-sponsored by the SSND Central Pacific and Atlantic-Midwest Provinces through their respective Shalom/ JPIC Departments and anti-human trafficking committees. It will take place January 11, 2021 from 7:30-8:30pm ET / 6:30-7:30pm CT.
Sister Eileen
Sister Eileen Reilly began a new ministry as Religious Engagement Associate with Catholic Mobilizing Network (CMN) in July. Her work with the CMN, which began 10 years ago, is focused on broadening and deepening the involvement of women religious towards eliminating the death penalty in the United States.

AMSSND LogoReflecting and Praying with our Values for Ministry: Communion in Ministry

AMSSND LogoReflecting and Praying with Our Values for Ministry: Transformation

Reflecting and Praying with our Values for Ministry: Engagement

AMSSND LogoReflecting and Praying with our Values for Ministry: Excellence

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AMSSND LogoReflecting and Praying with our Values for Ministry: JOY

AMSSND LogoReflecting and Praying with our Values for Ministry: Respect  PR

Pope Francis on Dec. 8 decreed a special year dedicated to St. Joseph for the global Catholic Church, offering the 1.2 billion members of the faith an opportunity to obtain indulgences as the world continues to undergo the "grave tribulation" of the coronavirus pandemic.
Sister Zita Gilles
Sister Rita once wrote;  “In our office, we try to maintain a deep concern for the needs of those we serve.  We also strive to keep a positive attitude, a friendly and welcoming office.  All this is done in a spirit of living faith, hope, and love of God expressed in a courteous regard for all.”    In these few words, Zita summarized the attitude which she had lived out in all her various ministries.
WAITING for the HOLY NIGHT! - a creative nativity scene has been adapted during the time of COVID.
“Let us live together in peace and love as the holy family, Jesus, Mary and Joseph did, so that each of our houses will become like the holy house of Nazareth” Blessed Mother Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger, 4307, Trust & Dare, Oct. 2
On Sunday September 27th, 2020 Pope Francis marked the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees. In his message titled “Forced like Jesus Christ to flee. Welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating internally displaced persons” he addressed the needs of those who are discarded by society.
Sister C. Elizabeth Sokel
Sister Marie Edwin taught and was principal at schools in NY and Maryland. At St. Thomas Acquinas in Baltimore She took on many roles always there when comfort and support were needed. Little children loved her, attracted by her quiet demeanor.  A hidden talent was revealed in her love for Irish step dancing! Sister Betty enjoyed walking and usually could be seen saying her rosary as she made her paces.
Several talented AHA vocalists produced a video of themselves performing an a cappella version of "Mary Did You Know?"
Watch an interview with Stacey Bilenki, director of vocal music at Notre Dame Prep, who explains how this year's event was done and then listen and watch the signing of "O Holy Night".
Though our holiday celebrations likely will be more intimate this year, it is safe to assume that they still will involve a plethora of candies and sweets. As we prepare to make and enjoy these treats, it is important to remember that the ingredients do not originate magically, but are the fruits of some person’s labor. 
Sister Gloria held a B.S. in Ed and two M.A. degrees, in Ed Guidance and Counseling and in Speech and Communication Arts.  She was a pioneer in the closed-circuit television studio at St. Margaret of Scotland School, as early as 1963. She says of her years of teaching. “I was most grateful for the diversity of activities in my background... teaching in small and large schools" She was very involved in the recovery from Hurricane Andrew in Florida.