News and Events

While the official Catholic Sisters Week may be over, every week is Catholic Sisters Week to us!
The Saints
Forgive over and over and over? How do we understand this gospel call to discipleship, which seems so difficult? How is it even possible to live this way? The saints show us.
Katie Allston, Executive Director of our co-sponsored ministry Marian House, and Marylou Yam, President of Notre Dame of Maryland University, are both being honored by The Daily Record for their work.
The United States has been called to a National Day of Prayer amid the coronavirus crisis. Let us together turn to prayer for an end to this virus and for all the poor of our world who are most impacted by this crisis.
While some of this may seem difficult, isolating and disappointing, we can continue to show our love and concern for one another in the midst of these circumstances.
Lead me

The CDC recommends the following everyday preventative actions for prevention of COVID-19, and asks us to emphasize them through intensified communications with employees and visitors to our organization.

Congress is deliberating about the budget for FY 2020 – please take this opportunity to urge your representatives to defund anti-asylum policies and protect asylum-seekers!
Home is here
Today marks one year since the introduction of H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act, a solution that helps people without hurting people which would protect immigrant youth, TPS and DED holders if it were to become law.
Sister Estelle died at Notre Dame Convent, Waterdown, Canada, on March 7, 2020, 17 days after her 104th birthday. She was in her 83rd year as a SSND.
The Life
Become a panelist for The Life, the monthly series from Global Sisters Report about the unique, challenging and very specific lives of women religious around the world.   
Membership in the Legion of Mary inspired her devotion, and she prayed unceasingly for guidance and courage. In 1962, “Our Lady really directed me right to her Son and herself, to the SSNDs at Wilton.”
During the final session, Sister Kathleen Cornell, SSND, asked her students to reflect on their personal leadership styles.
Our provincial elections, scheduled to take place this week in Chicago, have been postponed due to concerns about our Sisters traveling, after the CDC suggested that persons older than 70 stay close to home until the virus has been contained.
Congratulations to Lynn Selby, Executive Director of Caroline Center in Baltimore, one of our sponsored ministries, who has been named one of The Daily Record’s 2020 Top 100 Women.
Fifty-two weeks a year women religious stand with the poor and immigrants, teach children, fight injustice, heal the sick, share spirituality, empower women, defend the planet, promote peace, create community, and offer hope. This week in the U.S. we celebrate them.
In October 2019, the “Pan-Amazon Synod” was held in Rome. It was convened by Pope Francis with the theme “New Roads for the Church and for an Integral Ecology”. Thirty-five women (religious, missionary, lay, and indigenous) had a particular role, participation and space.
On March 8, we celebrate International Women's Day - a day to remember and honor women's achievements and to use these inspiring achievements to advance equality and justice for women everywhere.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action, considered the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing women’s rights.
Most Sunday mornings, Patricia Petty takes a bus to Mass at St. Pius X in Rodgers Forge. She was close enough to walk to that liturgy a year ago, but in no shape to do so...
Spend time praying outside to appreciate creation as a gift from God, sacred in its own right. Say a rosary or listen to how God is speaking to you through creation.