News and Events

This week, Sisters from Lourdes Health Care Center in Wilton, CT are moving to Ozanam Hall in Bayside, NY. We wish them all the best in their new mission and community! Please keep them in your prayers.
Mary Elizabeth Burke, SSND
Sister Mary Burke was a daughter of Boston who loved everything “Boston.”  She inherited a great love of history and politics from her dad, and her reading reflected that love.  Mary enjoyed life and had a quiet sense of humor.  Her big blue eyes radiated a warm composure and her personal relationship with God.
Canada’s federal election is scheduled for October 21, 2019. Please explore KAIROS’s Election Resources, “With your vote on October 21, you can help shape the future of our country.” 
Sisters in the Chicago area gathered at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery on September 14 to dedicate a statue of St. Joseph at the province’s newest block of graves.
On September 21, Associates from Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut renewed their covenants during a ceremony in the chapel at Villa Notre Dame in Wilton.
As Sisters in Wilton prepare to move from Lourdes to Ozanam Hall, Sister Justine Nutz created a design for the large bulletin board at VND to honor this time in the Sisters' communal lives.
God of Life, We know that “each Christian man and woman, every member of the human family, can act as a thin yet unique and indispensable thread in weaving a network of life that embraces everyone.
Sister Patricia Huesman
Prayer and unity with the SSND mission were key aspects of Pat’s life. The fulfillment of Mother Theresa’s desire for response to the needs of children, the poor and the elderly was lived by Pat. Looking back, one can see all the good things Pat brought to life as she lived the SSND directive: “Love gives everything gladly.”  
"Hear both the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor." - Pope Francis
On September 20 and 27, days before the UN meets for an emergency climate summit, people around the world will come together to call for climate action, in solidarity with young people who will be striking from school to convey the urgency of their cause.
Learn about steps you can take to support the youth climate action on Sept 20th, find out more, make your own prayer vigil or march!
A motivated team from the Academy of the Holy Angels in Demarest, New Jersey, recently spent a week with Young Neighbors in Action, working with underprivileged girls in Washington, D.C., and advocating for the girls and their families on Capitol Hill.
How much of the talk about the future of religious life is really about the future of our religious traditions, not the life itself?
As we begin the second week of the Season of Creation (Sept. 1 – Oct. 4), we would like to remind you of some of the resources available to you for the occasion.
The distance between New Jersey and Puerto Rico closed a bit this summer, as students and staff from the Academy of the Holy Angels contributed to the island’s hurricane recovery effort.
Read about Sister Maureen Michael Byrne's Stillpoint Studio and showcased students' art in Venice, Florida this month.
My very first connection with the SSNDs occurred when Sister Maureen Fleming directed Religious Education at Assumption Church in Westport, Conn., where my two sons attended classes.
The Season of Creation – a time designated by Christians around the globe for living our faith through the care of creation – begins on Sunday, September 1. Celebrate the Season of Creation with us. We invite you to reflect on our latest Just Act, which encourages a holistic approach to justice and peace in light of the biological and spiritual interconnection of all of creation!
The Season of Creation – a time designated by Christians around the globe for living our faith through care of creation – begins on Sunday, September 1.