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O God, our words cannot express what our minds can barely comprehend and our hearts feel when we hear of children and adults deceived and transported to unknown places for purposes of sexual exploitation and forced labor because of human greed.
"I believe in this life, and I believe it is critical to the furthering of the Gospel, but I can also see how, just in my lifetime, the face of it has changed dramatically. The expression of the life is taking on a whole new form." Read Global Sisters Report article on Sr. Carol Zinn Exec. Dir of LCWR
July 22 is the Feast Day of Mother Caroline Friess. This archival piece looks at the many travel difficulties she encountered as she led the expansion of the School Sisters of Notre Dame across North America.
On Friday, July 12, there were vigils across the U.S. and world calling for an end to the practice of Immigrant detention and the deplorable conditions at immigrant detention centers. Many of our sisters and staff participated in these events and corresponding prayer services, in solidarity with our migrant brothers and sisters.
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July 18 is the Catholic Day of Action for Immigrant Children. Take time to learn more about the crisis at our border by reading this practical overview and theological reflection on the condition of detention camps at our southern border - our latest "Just Act."
Sister Dorothy Rachuba, SSND
Dorothy was a woman with a calm and generous spirit. She shared her beautiful singing voice and enjoyed playing the piano. As she entered the novitiate, Dorothy had written in her autobiography, “My only desire was coming true, my only dream. Little did I realize that the long dress I wanted was the pattern of the seamless robe of Christ.”
The time has come again to give public witness to LCWR’s commitment to do justice. Images of immigrant children detained in cages, separated from family members, and living in unsanitary, unhealthy conditions have outraged the nation in recent days.
Welcome to the 30th Annual Oktoberfest Calendar Raffle! Your participation in the raffle — the major fundraiser to benefit the Atlantic-Midwest Province — is very important to us. We are so grateful for your faithful and generous support.
Please read the latest report on the water catchment project in Haiti and how the purchase and installation of rainwater harvesting kits facilitating improved health, nutrition, and water access for 29 families!
Fifteen sixth-grade students from Sisters Academy of Baltimore, led by President Sister Delia Dowling, SSND, shared an afternoon with Sisters at Villa Assumpta this week.
As the Communications Director for the province, learning SSND history has been a very big part of my job, but reading and writing about where historical events happened cannot compare to experiencing those places in person.
“If I can inspire one person to make changes in their life to improve their health by sharing my story, I’ll do it,” said Sister Suanne Flanigan.
Join SSND and AWE at Lights of Liberty; A vigil to end Human Detention Camps - July 12. Let's raise our voices to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees.
Take a look at the new reflection added from Caelie about the recent Heritage Pilgrimage, the fourth component to the AMSSND Ministry Formation Program. Journeying to significant SSND sites in Bavaria, Vienna and Rome, pilgrims experience first-hand the foundation, internationality and ministries of SSND.
Glory and thanks to our faithful God, the theme for the occasion of celebrating jubilees at Villa Assumpta, took place on the first day of June. Family, friends, colleagues, associates and sisters gathered to celebrate eight sister jubilarians on their 60th and 70th years of dedicated service to God's people.
On the first Sunday of June, sisters, associates, family and friends gathered at Marian Village to celebrate the ministry and presence of five sisters who are marking their jubilees this year.

In union with sister Jubilarians of the Atlantic-Midwest Province, sisters at Notre Dame Convent in Waterdown celebrated 10 Jubilees on Saturday, May 4.

Globally, at least 2 billion people use a drinking water source contaminated with feces. By 2025, half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed area.
Barbara, a loyal donor of SSND, thought the drawing supported a great cause, but never imagined winning. Barbara said that her love for the Sisters and keeping in touch with them is wonderful in itself. But winning the trip is the "icing on the cake."
Shelters, shackles, deportation, and loss of life are part of the migrant experience near the southern border. This summer, teens from the Academy of the Holy Angels traveled to Arizona and nearby towns in Mexico to bring basic health care supplies, clothing, and words of hope to those aspiring to better lives.