News and Events

This week, we would like to direct your attention to issues involving water and human trafficking.
During Black History Month, we celebrate the promotion of positive values of African American leadership through advocacy, through professional life, and through the arts.
In 1987, the UN Brundtland Commission defined sustainable development as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
Sister Audrey Marie entered the candidature in September 1945 and was received in 1947 into the Novitiate as Novice Anthony Marie. The following year she professed her vows. She was especially attentive to the needs of others and was concerned that each person was treated fairly. She was a person of deep faith. When faced with a difficult situation, Sister Audrey Marie stated, “I get great strength by just saying the name of Jesus.”
Sister Mary Constance was named in honor of a beloved aunt and professed her vows on July 27, 1963.  Connie was a great friend. Her demeanor was inviting. She always had time for others, as evidenced by her many good friends.

Please see below the Human Trafficking Committee’s series on child labor

Child Labor and Cocoa written by Marie Ciccone

Four aid workers were convicted for helping migrants in Arizona and read about an academic analysis of the success of the Matènwa Community Learning Center’s approach to education in Haiti.
The Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh on October 27, 2018 was a terrorizing wake-up call for all. Reactions of people to this anti-Semitic attack differed in many ways.

Good morning to all you peace makers gathered in this hall, coordinators, planners, guests and  participants.

It is an honour for me and my companion Sisters, the School Sisters of Notre Dame, to participate in this event.

When she was five, Mary Helen started first grade at St. Francis School in Union City, New Jersey. She wrote, “At first I was afraid of the ladies dressed in black and white, learning later that they were sisters…
Sister Evelyn enjoyed her 80th Jubilee celebration with family and friends in May 2018. Pauline had a great love of nature, delighting in the animals, birds, and flowers. As a youngster, she desired to be a sister and professed her vows in 1938.
Margaret Kenyon was born on June 9, 1933, in Teaneck, New Jersey, she started high school at St. Luke’s, but went to Holy Angels Academy as an aspirant for the next three years, graduating in 1951. “My mother was a ‘12 year Angel’; I graduated 25 years to the day after she did,” Margaret wrote in her autobiography.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired the people of his time and subsequent generations with his passionate pursuit of justice. He taught us that “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice,” and that “the time is always right to do what is right.”
Sister Theodore is well-known for the goodies she makes and can be found in the kitchen most afternoons. She happily takes requests, although often she'll just create something to return a kindness others have done for her.

Delores at the BorderIn August, I participated in MAP at the border in Douglas, Arizona and Mexico, spending a week with four SSND Sisters – Judy Bourg, Helen Jones, Lucy Nigh and

Therese attended St. Mary’s School, Kitchener, and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1951. As a child, she preferred to read books rather than play with dolls. A favorite pastime was singing and listening to stories.  
In 2017, the School Sisters of Notre Dame consolidated their eight former provincial archival collections into one archive – the School Sisters of Notre Dame North American Archives.
The first Mission Awareness Program (MAP) experience with Prison Ministry took place in St. Louis, Missouri October 14-17, 2018.
Please join in prayer for immigrants during this turbulent time - Love Dissolves Borders: A Prayer for Immigrants by Lindsey Paris-Lopez
Sister Margaret was born in Macklin, Saskatchewan. At age three her guardian angel protected her on two occasions...