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Stairway to Hope and Opportunity

Stairway to Hope and Opportunity

By Rebecca Twitchell In Lawrence, MA, big things happen and all with the grace of our Good God. In the city, an imposing brick building invites students up the stairway bearing the name: Notre Dame Cristo Rey (NDCR). Founded and transformed by the Sisters of Notre...

SNDdeN Provide Health Care: Tambogrande, Peru

SNDdeN Provide Health Care: Tambogrande, Peru

CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME: a formation program for rural catechists in the Tambogrande for protection of the environment. One group of catechists reduces the use of plastics by drinking water from re-usable glasses. Sr. Juana (center) dreams of involving more...

Steps Forward into the Notre Dame Mission

Steps Forward into the Notre Dame Mission

Region Directors of Mission Integration: Kathy Sennott, Meg Sharp, Sr. Louise O’Reilly, SNDdeN By Sr. Louise O’Reilly, SNDdeN, Kathy Sennott and Meg Sharp As Region Directors of Mission Integration in the United States, we raise reflective questions for realizing our...

LCWR Outstanding Leadership Award

LCWR Outstanding Leadership Award

Sr. Patricia (Patty) Chappell SND US East-West - Canonical Moderator In January 2020, Sr. Patricia (Patty) Chappell, SND US East-West Canonical Moderator, received a congratulatory letter from Sr. Carol Zinn, Executive Director of the Leadership Conference of Women...

Farming Families Search for Land

Farming Families Search for Land

Sr. Maria Vagner Souza Silva teaches Biblical Studies in the community of Sâo Joâo Batista in Anapu. By Sisters Jane Dwyer and Kathryne Webster, SNDdeN We, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN), follow and walk with the people in Anapu, Brazil. From 1982 until 2005,...

THE SMILING SAINT: ST. JULIE BILLIART

THE SMILING SAINT: ST. JULIE BILLIART

Saint Julie Billiart Who is Saint Julie Billiart? Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur consider their Foundress, St. Julie Billiart, “a saint for our times” and in all times! She lives today in the minds and hearts of multiple women, men and children throughout the Globe!...

PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE

BLACK LIVES MATTER Rome, Italy – June 8, 2020 The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur condemn the brutal killing of George Floyd by police officers.  This latest atrocity once again highlights the lack of respect for the dignity of people of color especially our black...

Prophetic Witness: Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN

Prophetic Witness: Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN

Holding a hand-crafted cross, following a wooden cross in procession with Sisters Rosemary Donohue and Cornelia Curran, SNDdeN, Sr. Dorothy walks down the stairs of the parish Church of St. Eloi in Cuvilly in July 2004. In 2004, Sr. Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN, celebrating...

Sometimes we need to hear a bit of Good News

Sometimes we need to hear a bit of Good News

by Sr. Marie Prefontaine On Tuesday, my first day in Matamoras, Mexico, I wandered among the many tents pitched along the international plaza and came upon a sole African woman sitting on the cement sidewalk near the Federal Mexican Immigration building. I introduced...

News from the Sisters in Jumet and Namur during the pandemic

News from the Sisters in Jumet and Namur during the pandemic

News from the Sisters in Jumet and Namur during the pandemic By Sr. Marie-Rose Lepers, SNDdeN CORONAVIRUS INVADES OUR LIVES GLOBALLY We become more and more aware each day that we belong to a human community in a suffering global community, united by a devastating...