Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

Sister Edithann Kane

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Edithann met the Sisters of Notre Dame in Washington, DC when her father was stationed there. From 5th to 12th grade, the SND’s were the primary influence (after her family) on her life. Edithann entered the community at Ilchester, Maryland on September 2, 1962 and made her final vows on November 6, 1971.
Her first assignment took her to Huntingdon Valley, PA where she taught junior high students for five years. In 1972, Edithann was asked to intern with the Province Secretary and assumed that position the following year until 1978. After a short time at NETWORK, a Catholic Social Justice Lobby founded by Sisters, and a year of study in Adult Education, Edithann spent the next six years in community administration, primarily as Director of Formation.

She then took a position with the Archdiocese of Baltimore as Administrative Assistant in the Office of Planning and Council Services. In 1999, she was offered a position as Assistant to the Eastern Vicar, an Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese, which she filled until she was elected to leadership in the Chesapeake Province in 2002. Following two four-year terms, she enjoyed a very restful sabbatical, during which she began preliminary work on a history of the Notre Dame Mission Volunteer/AmeriCorps Program. After two years at Notre Dame Mission Volunteers and a year as General Chapter Coordinator, Edithann now enjoys part-time service in the Tri-Province Development Office located in Stevenson, Maryland.

Edithann is blessed with two younger sisters.  Thanks to them, there are also six nieces and nephews as well as six great nieces and nephews! She currently lives in Baltimore with two other Sisters of Notre Dame.




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