News and Events

This recipe is a perfect soup for the fall.  So many nutritious ingredients in one bowl of soup.  If you have ever been to Olive Garden you may have tried this soup.
On November 12th, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the legality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Please urge our Senators to take up S. 874 and vote YES to protect our Dreamers!
Check out the Global Sisters Report series called GSR in the Classroom, which presents materials on various topics for learning and reflection.
On October 13th I had the privilege and honor to be present at the canonization of St John Henry Newman in St Peter’s Square, with an estimated 20.000 pilgrims. He was the first Briton to be made a saint since 1976.
A child’s life is “for his good, for the good of the family, of society, of mankind as a whole. From this also derives the depth of the human experience of being son or daughter, which allows us to discover the most gratuitous dimension of love ….
Sister Joan has shown an enthusiastic capacity to try new things throughout her life. In her “retirement,” although she never expected it, Sister Joan is putting her minor in history to good use!
Thank you to Friends of 6401 Facebook group (which includes many IND alumnae) and the staff at Maria Health Care for a wonderful Halloween Party!
This fall, Sister Kathleen is sharing her expertise with students from the Academy of the Holy Angels through her eight-week seminar, “Invitation to Leadership as Gift.”
Sisters share their Foundation Day events!
The Winners of the Oktoberfest Raffle for October 25th ARE....
1970, Archbishop Keough High School: It was here I first met the School Sisters of Notre Dame who have continued to be an inspiration and support in my journey through this life.
Enjoy these Foundation Day video messages from Sisters all over the world!
Sisters, Associates, and Province Staff enjoyed participating in NDP’s Foundation Day Liturgy and Celebration on Friday, October 18.
AHA Girls at the UN
Sister Beatriz Martinez-Garcia, SSND, director of the School Sisters of Notre Dame’s United Nations Non-governmental Organization Office, arranged for 40 AHA students to attend the Eighth Annual International Day of the Girl.
It is Fair Trade Month! Are you purchasing candy for Halloween? Check out this “chocolate scorecard” to be an “ethical consumer”!
Stop Human Trafficking
The School Sisters of Notre Dame affirm the inherent dignity of every person and the right of people to seek security and safety for themselves and their family members.  Take Action Now to help Members of USCSAHT fight for two bills on Capitol Hill today!
On October 11-12, Ministry Services facilitated Session Three of the Ministry Formation Process, focusing on Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC) and how SSND implements and advances the JPIC agenda. Also discussed was Catholic tradition, identity and Catholic social teaching.
Each day in some of our countries, we realize that no place is immune from the coarseness and palpable lowering of standards of conduct. In the midst of all this, how do we educate, advocate and act in light of these situations in our world?
Fair Trade is more than just food products!  Fair Trade clothing is also available.  Owners of Fair Trade certified factories provide safer working conditions, pay sustainable wages, and contribute resources back to the community. Support Fair Trade with your purchases!
Sister Joan Durkan
Joan was quiet and unassuming but a strong and determined woman.  When she spoke, her words were filled with wisdom.  Her insights and knowledge will be missed, especially at ACE, the Anti-Human Trafficking Alliance of Oxford, PA. Joan was instrumental in the founding of ACE.  She cared deeply about the vulnerable, was a strong advocate and touched many lives.