Five Sisters of the Congregational Leadership Team (CLT) are responsible for the international governance of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN). They work as a team in administering the religious congregation. One member holds the designation of Congregational Leader.
Dear Friends of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur,
As the newly elected Congregational Leadership Team of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, we are honored to serve our Congregation and are delighted to speak to you of our life and mission through Good Works. We are so proud of our Sisters and the many good works they initiate and sustain throughout the world. Of course, we do not work alone. Collaboration is fundamental to the fruitfulness of our ministries. We thank you and all who work with us, accompany us, and pray for us. Together we make known the goodness of God during this time in which many of our sisters and brothers, along with the earth, suffer.
The Calls of the 18th General Chapter of our Congregation inspire all of us to “listen to the cries of people living in poverty as well as the cries of Earth.” The Calls also remind us that, like Saint Julie, “our belief in God’s goodness is strengthened by our contemplation of the beauty of Creation, of both humanity and Earth.”
This edition of Good Works illustrates the variety of responses our Sisters are making on behalf of the flourishing of God’s Creation. We ask you to join with us to support our efforts. We are grateful to our donors whose generosity helps to sustain many of our ministries with people living in poverty. Know that we are so grateful to all of you who accompany us in whatever way you are able.
We ask you to pray for us, and we promise to continue to pray for you and your intentions.
Sisters Miriam Montero Bereche, Evalyne Aseyo, Lorraine Connell, Amarachi Ezeonu and Mary Johnson
Front row: L-R: Sisters Amarachi Grace Ezeonu, Mary Johnson, and Evalyne Aseyo. Back row: L-R: Sisters Miriam Montero Bereche and Lorraine Connell
Elected by Delegates as the Congregational Leadership Team, at a Virtual General Chapter on December 8, 2021, Sisters Evalyne Aseyo (Kenya), Lorraine Connell (USA), Amarachi Grace Ezeonu (Nigeria), Miriam Montero Bereche (Peru) and Mary Johnson (USA), spent three months in transition with the outgoing Leadership Team. Sr. Mary Johnson, new Congregational Leader, worked in close collaboration with Sr. Teresita Weind, Congregational Leader (2008-2021), to coordinate the leadership transition meetings during these months. On March 25, 2022, the New Team completed the transition of all responsibilities for the Religious Congregation. Sisters from five continents joined through Zoom in a Prayer Ritual of Handing Over Canonical Authority.
The SNDdeN Congregational Leadership Team (Sisters Miriam Montero Bereche, Amarachi Grace Ezeonu, Mary Johnson, Evalyne Aseyo and Lorraine Connell) had dinner on May 29, 2022 at the Coesfeld Generalate in Rome. They shared a photo opportunity with four members of the SND Coesfeld Leadership Team (back row).
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