“Our Spirituality is apostolic in the tradition of St. Julie whose unique experience of prayer and action enabled her to find God’s presence everywhere and in a special way among the poor.” (Constitutions #44)
As Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, we proclaim with our foundress,St. Julie Billiart, “How good is the Good God!” The cross we wear summarizes this spirituality of confidence in God’s goodness during joyful times as well as difficult ones. One side reads, “Ah, qu’il est bon, le Bon Dieu!” (“How good is the Good God!”). On the other side of the cross are the letters “ND” (“Notre Dame,” which means “Our Lady”), reminding us of the role Jesus’ mother Mary has in our lives.
“As for Mary, she treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart.” (Luke 2:19)
“Like Mary whose name we bear, we are called to hear the word of God and keep it. Our attentive listening shapes in us a contemplative and prophetic attitude toward the whole of life and enables us to act in ways which witness to God’s love and justice.” (SNDdeN Constitution 47)
Perhaps our reflections on the weekly Gospel will help you nurture your own relationship with God.
Let us pray with you
Do you need someone to pray with you and for you? Are you worried about a family member or friend? Are you unsure about what to do next? Has a loved one recently died? Is work or retirement not going as you had hoped?