A woman of many talents, Margaret was kind and gentle. She had a keen mind and was a patient listener. Margaret was a prayerful, positive person who didn’t give up and students felt that it was “a pleasure to be taught by her.” Sisters at Villa Assumpta viewed their time with Margaret as a privilege to be cherished.
Sister Therese Marie Dougherty and Evelyn Spratt, Director of the Morrissy Honors Program at Notre Dame of Maryland University, led two Morrissy Honors students on an SSND Heritage tour May 23-30. Following in the footsteps of Blessed Theresa and Mother Caroline, the participants read relevant selections from their letters as they visited current SSND ministries.
SSND joins LCWR and USCCB in calling for policies to end gun violence!
Please reflect on this week's Laudato Si' quote. Learn about Haiti, about migration patterns, and about justice for immigrants; learn and then teach others. Commit yourself to reading the Laudato Si’ reflection each week, and please remember to share what you have learned with others. Dare to Care!
May 31, 2022 was a bittersweet day in the history of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Canada, as we closed on the sale of our convent in Waterdown. We look forward to again having an educational program for young people filling the hallowed halls.
Recently, I was invited to serve on the Advisory Board at St. Saviour High School (SSH) in Brooklyn, my alma mater. Because there is no longer an SSND presence [on the faculty], the Board has made it a point to have an SSND be a part of the Board.
Sisters Patricia Hammond and Donna McHugh were honored by Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission Grammar School on May 19. At the annual fundraising gala for the school, the Sisters were presented with the "Mary Leydon Commitment to Education Award" for their years of teaching dedication.
Please reflect on this week's Laudato Si' quote, read the Council’s statement on the mass shootings in Buffalo, Commit yourself to reading the Laudato Si’ reflection each week, and please remember to share what you have learned with others. Dare to Care!
Service Day is a highlight of the spring at the Academy of the Holy Angels. AHA students, faculty, and staff regularly share their gifts to help others throughout the year; however, this May observance allows the entire Holy Angels community to multiply their strengths, working side by side as they care for the environment and help people in need.
We are fortunate to have a "100 Club " in our province. Sister Margaret Bauer is the eldest, at 103. Sister Mary Teresia Spodnik is 102. Sister Cabrini Ganz is 101. Sister Marie Anna Moltz is 100, as is Sister Katharine Reiter. Sister Marguerite Mary Bunter is the newest club member - she turned 100 on May 15.
Ministry Services, in collaboration with the Associates, started a new initiative to explore with SSND Associates the possibility of serving on an SSND ministry board. To introduce this opportunity, Ministry Services offered a first-time virtual gathering with Associates who were interested in exploring a possible call to such a ministry.
At the AHA Angelic Evening 2022, two women who exemplify enduring commitment to AHA were awarded the Distinguished Alumna Award. Sister Sharon Slear, SSND, received the Legacy Award, and Diane Oakley (AHA ’71) received the Distinguished Alumna Award.
Please reflect on this week's Laudato Si' quote, read the Council’s statement on the mass shootings in Buffalo, watch The Power of Big Oil a three-part video series on Frontline (PBS), and please remember to share what you have learned with others. Dare to Care!
Provincial Councilor Mary Roy Weiss spoke so gratefully of the date, December 10, 1961, when she, as an 8th grade student at Immaculate Conception School in Secaucus, New Jersey, had the first organ lesson she had requested of Sister Janice." It was not just a musical skill that she taught, she taught me how to worship God through music, to worship prayerfully, and to give generously to others what we have received."
Sunday, May 15, 2022 marked the end of a type of trilogy: Three Sisters celebrated 100 years of birth in May in Ozanam Hall in Queens, NY. In May 2000, Sister Rosalita McNamee celebrated her 100th birthday. In May 2001 Sister Aveline Smith achieved 100 years. This year, Sister Marguerite Bunter enjoyed passing the 100th year mark of her birth.
There was a retirement celebration for Sister Sharon Shear at Notre Dame of Maryland University on May 11. Sister Kathleen Feeley shared her reflection on the contributions Sister Sharon made during her 34 years at "the College."
Last weekend (May 13-15), the United States experienced multiple mass shootings in three different areas of our country. There are times when words fail to convey the impact that grotesque acts of violence have on our souls and our society. The racially motivated massacre in Buffalo, New York is one of them.
Please reflect on this week's Laudato Si' quote, register for the “Breaking the Silence workshop, read the latest Haiti Partnership Updates, remember to share what you have learned with others. Dare to Care!
There was prayer, lunch and gift-giving as Sisters gathered at The Watermark community in Bridgeport, CT i May 2 to express gratitude and say farewell to Arlene Flaherty, OP, who has been the AM Province’s JPIC Director for the last 9 1/2 years.
The SSND Teacher Training Program in Haiti continues to flourish. Please read about the efforts to support student-made Mother Tongue Books and the Videos being created by NDMU faculty member Lisa Pallet to continue Teacher Training in the Time of COVD.