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Posts by Sisters of Notre Dame

A Beautiful Vocation

by Michelle Blevins, Sisters of Notre Dame Postulant Despite being drawn to, and thus formed in, various congregations and charisms, there is something about being a young sister in the United States at this time in history which makes differences between us seem very immaterial. We all love our God and our Catholic faith. We…

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A Journey From Doubt to Holy Boldness

A Nun’s Life had the privilege to sit down with Sister Jenny Zimmerman, SND, and talk with her how she discovered her calling to religious life. A Nun’s Life: What attracted you to religious life? Sister Jenny: I didn’t mean to do this — I never had a plan to be a sister! My best friend entered the…

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Looking Ahead to 2020

Embrace Change – it is the only constant in life. As we daily experience the reality of change in nature and in our spiritual journeys, it also shapes the social groupings that are the fabric of society. With this background, the Sisters of Notre Dame are excited to announce that the four U.S. provinces will…

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New Catholic Sisters Strategic Initiative

(LOS ANGELES) August 23, 2018 The board of directors of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation announced that it approved a new five-year strategy for the Catholic Sisters Strategic Initiative. This new strategy highlights how sisters, through their presence and focus on human development work, can bear prophetic witness through vocation. During the first phase of the Hilton Foundation’s…

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‘Time for togetherness’: National Black Sisters’ Conference celebrates 50 years, honors founder

The National Black Sisters’ Conference celebrated its 50th anniversary Aug. 1, 2018 by honoring its founder, Patricia Grey. Article originally published on Global Sisters Report. Born Patricia Muriel, she was refused admission into the Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden, Pennsylvania, because she was black. When she joined the Pittsburgh chapter of the Religious Sisters of Mercy in 1961,…

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“A Long Path to a Dream of Being a Nun”

Once denied because of her race, Sister Jannette decided to take vows after her children were grown By Clare Ansberry Originally published on November 17, 2015 – Wall Street Journal Jannette Marie Pruitt is a mother of three, grandmother of seven, great-grandmother of two, and one of two black Catholic nuns in the otherwise white…

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Down with Distractions During Prayer

by Kathleen Glavich, SND posted on Catholic Faith Corner on February 20, 2019 Apparently our brains have more than one track. Maybe as you’re praying the rosary, you’re planning what you’ll have for dinner and before you know it, you’ve prayed the closing prayer. Maybe you’re reading a prayer, like the Divine Office, and your…

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Journeying on an Unknown Road

“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing…

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Wear God Out – In Prayer!!!

I have just finished reading Walter Brueggemann’s book Interrupting Silence: God’s Command to Speak Out. In the first three chapters of this small volume Brueggemann guides the reader through the Hebrew Scriptures demonstrating how YHWH hears the groans of the people and commands prophets and psalmists to speak. The remainder of the book focuses on figures…

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What a Wonderful World

I am sure many of us are familiar with the song “What a wonderful world,” made popular by Louis Armstrong.  The song extols the beauties of nature and the human spirit, and calls us to rejoice in the goodness all around us.  Our good and gracious God gives us so much…and God’s many gifts of…

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