News and Events

The School Sisters of Notre Dame came to Canada on October 7,1871 to take charge of orphaned children in the village of St. Agatha, Ontario. Mother Caroline Friess came from Milwaukee and brought Sister Joachim Bushmann and Sister Hunigundis Brust to care for the 20 children.
Dare to buy fair trade! This week, learn more about cocoa and the production of chocolate, consider joining the book study on "Caste", listen to the “On Being” podcast with Krista Tippet, and watch "Oh, Mercy: Searching for Hope in the Promised Land" a video about those trapped at the US/Mexico border, and more!
This month, the Academy of the Holy Angels celebrated 142 years of educating young women. Distinguished guest Bishop Michael Saporito celebrated the Feast Day Mass at the high school and bestowed a special blessing on the brand new AHA Middle School, which opened on September 10.
The people migrating and finding refuge at the shelters vary in nationality: Haitians, Hondurans, Venezuelans, Russians, Indians, etc. The neighborhoods where the US authorities drop off the migrants and the reception that the migrants receive when they arrive are also very different.
NDP Students
At Notre Dame Prep, four members of the Class of 2022 received 2021 National Merit Scholarship Recognition as Commended Scholars!
The Dismantling Racism Committee invites you to please join in reading "Caste" by Isabel Wilkerson. Sessions will be facilitated by Kathleen Cornell, SSND and held via zoom.
Haiti Students

The School Sisters of Notre Dame partnership with Beyond Borders in Haiti is deeply rooted in the commitment to support the Haitian people in their ongoing struggle to overcome the structures and forces that have created systemic poverty in their beautiful island nation.

October is Fair Trade Month in the United States! Fair Trade purchases help to support many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and is another SSND concern.
This week take the Laudato Si Survey, read the Catholic Bishops of Canada statement of apology to Indigenous Peoples, sign up for the Laudato Si Action Platform zoom meeting and take a moment to share your personal experience of ecological conversion.
September 30 is Orange Shirt Day – a day to remember and honor the students of Residential Schools. This year the Canadian government has also named September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. On September 30, wear orange and set aside some time to take your next step on a reconciliation journey. 
Holly Foothorap has a new appreciation for the value of a plastic bottle. During a 10-day service trip to the Dominican Republic, this Academy of the Holy Angels senior repurposed these ubiquitous recyclables to construct a durable home for a local family.
For World Teachers’ Day in October, join a “Virtual Teachers’ Day Celebration” to salute all teachers, especially the faculty and teachers in training at the Solidarity Teacher Training College in Yambio, South Sudan!
Tag along as Sister Charmaine visits La Gonav!
"Something magical happens’: the cameras helping refugee children to heal"
The week in Dare to Care, reflect, explore and learn with JPIC and the Climate Change Committee. Join a conference on ending human trafficking, read about Sr. Thea Bowman, fight for justice and human dignity for immigrants.
Recently, General Superior Sister Roxanne Schares and Provincial Leader Sister Charmaine Krohe began a journey to visit our Sisters who have transitioned to their new homes in Baltimore, Connecticut and New York. Sister Charmaine shared details of their travels.
Happy birthday, NDP! The first class of students began classes on this day in 1873!
Uniting the whole world to tackle climate change is the purpose for the COP 26 Summit being held in Glasgow, October 31- November 12, 2021.
On September 11, 2021, the Dismantling Racism Committee along with Adjunct members gathered at NDP to participate in a workshop entitled Breaking the Silence:  Conversations about Racism, Power and Privilege Within ourselves and our Province.  The all-day workshop was facilitated by Notre Dame de Namur Sisters, Patricia Chappell, and Ann-Louise Nadeau.
This week, celebrate the International Day of Peace on Sept 21st with a prayer service and join a Zoom series on Non-violence and the Web of Creation. Join the Human Trafficking Committee's virtual event the "True Cost: Stories of Human Trafficking" with NDM on October 11th.