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Calendar

Jul
14
Tue
2020
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center

Please join Sister Betty Mae Bienlein and Sister Regina Robbins for Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina

Every month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.

Each session will begin with Centering Prayer according to the method of Thomas Keating, OSB.

Through guided silence and quieting the mind, we open our awareness to God who is within us. This is followed be lectio divina, praying a selected scripture passage.

All are welcome to share in this prayer experience!

Jul
28
Tue
2020
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center

Please join Sister Betty Mae Bienlein and Sister Regina Robbins for Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina

Every month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.

Each session will begin with Centering Prayer according to the method of Thomas Keating, OSB.

Through guided silence and quieting the mind, we open our awareness to God who is within us. This is followed be lectio divina, praying a selected scripture passage.

All are welcome to share in this prayer experience!

Aug
11
Tue
2020
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center

Please join Sister Betty Mae Bienlein and Sister Regina Robbins for Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina

Every month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.

Each session will begin with Centering Prayer according to the method of Thomas Keating, OSB.

Through guided silence and quieting the mind, we open our awareness to God who is within us. This is followed be lectio divina, praying a selected scripture passage.

All are welcome to share in this prayer experience!

Aug
25
Tue
2020
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center

Please join Sister Betty Mae Bienlein and Sister Regina Robbins for Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina

Every month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.

Each session will begin with Centering Prayer according to the method of Thomas Keating, OSB.

Through guided silence and quieting the mind, we open our awareness to God who is within us. This is followed be lectio divina, praying a selected scripture passage.

All are welcome to share in this prayer experience!

Sep
8
Tue
2020
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center

Please join Sister Betty Mae Bienlein and Sister Regina Robbins for Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina

Every month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.

Each session will begin with Centering Prayer according to the method of Thomas Keating, OSB.

Through guided silence and quieting the mind, we open our awareness to God who is within us. This is followed be lectio divina, praying a selected scripture passage.

All are welcome to share in this prayer experience!

Sep
22
Tue
2020
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center

Please join Sister Betty Mae Bienlein and Sister Regina Robbins for Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina

Every month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.

Each session will begin with Centering Prayer according to the method of Thomas Keating, OSB.

Through guided silence and quieting the mind, we open our awareness to God who is within us. This is followed be lectio divina, praying a selected scripture passage.

All are welcome to share in this prayer experience!

Oct
13
Tue
2020
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center

Please join Sister Betty Mae Bienlein and Sister Regina Robbins for Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina

Every month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.

Each session will begin with Centering Prayer according to the method of Thomas Keating, OSB.

Through guided silence and quieting the mind, we open our awareness to God who is within us. This is followed be lectio divina, praying a selected scripture passage.

All are welcome to share in this prayer experience!

Oct
27
Tue
2020
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center

Please join Sister Betty Mae Bienlein and Sister Regina Robbins for Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina

Every month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.

Each session will begin with Centering Prayer according to the method of Thomas Keating, OSB.

Through guided silence and quieting the mind, we open our awareness to God who is within us. This is followed be lectio divina, praying a selected scripture passage.

All are welcome to share in this prayer experience!

Nov
10
Tue
2020
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center

Please join Sister Betty Mae Bienlein and Sister Regina Robbins for Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina

Every month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.

Each session will begin with Centering Prayer according to the method of Thomas Keating, OSB.

Through guided silence and quieting the mind, we open our awareness to God who is within us. This is followed be lectio divina, praying a selected scripture passage.

All are welcome to share in this prayer experience!

Nov
24
Tue
2020
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center

Please join Sister Betty Mae Bienlein and Sister Regina Robbins for Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina

Every month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.

Each session will begin with Centering Prayer according to the method of Thomas Keating, OSB.

Through guided silence and quieting the mind, we open our awareness to God who is within us. This is followed be lectio divina, praying a selected scripture passage.

All are welcome to share in this prayer experience!

Dec
8
Tue
2020
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center

Please join Sister Betty Mae Bienlein and Sister Regina Robbins for Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina

Every month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.

Each session will begin with Centering Prayer according to the method of Thomas Keating, OSB.

Through guided silence and quieting the mind, we open our awareness to God who is within us. This is followed be lectio divina, praying a selected scripture passage.

All are welcome to share in this prayer experience!

Dec
22
Tue
2020
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center

Please join Sister Betty Mae Bienlein and Sister Regina Robbins for Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina

Every month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.

Each session will begin with Centering Prayer according to the method of Thomas Keating, OSB.

Through guided silence and quieting the mind, we open our awareness to God who is within us. This is followed be lectio divina, praying a selected scripture passage.

All are welcome to share in this prayer experience!

Jun
22
Tue
2021
Anniversary of the Canonization of St. Julie Billiart
Jun 22 all-day
Anniversary of the Canonization of St. Julie Billiart

“O how good is the good God!”

– St. Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame

Saint Julie Billiart, the Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame, was canonized on June 22, 1969 by Pope Paul VI. She was beatified on May 13, 1906 by Pope Pius X. She was born on July 12, 1751 in Cuvilly, Picardy, France and died on April 8, 1816 at age 64 in Namur, Belgium. Saint Julie is the patron saint against poverty, bodily ills and disease.

Read more about her role in the foundation of the Sisters of Notre Dame in Our Founding Story.

See our Saint Julie Pinterest board for inspiration.

Jul
12
Mon
2021
Birthday of Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame
Jul 12 all-day
Birthday of Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame

Join us in celebrating the birthday of Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame.

Saint Julie Billiart, “The Smiling Saint,” was born on July 12, 1751.

How Does Saint Julie relate to the Sisters of Notre Dame?

Though she is also known as the founder of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, she is related to our congregation which was founded in 1850 in Coesfeld, Germany, by Sister Maria Aloysia (Hilligonde Wolbring) and Sister Maria Ignatia (Elisabeth Kühling). Here’s how…

In 1849, two young teachers, Hilligonde Wolbring and Elisabeth Kühling, befriended orphaned and neglected children and took them into Hilligonde’s home where they educated and cared for them. Both young women had been educated in the spiritual and pedagogical tradition of Reverend Bernard Overberg. The parish priest at Saint Lambert in Coesfeld, Westphalia who was their spiritual director, Father Theodor Elting, recognized the significance of their apostolate in the Church. He invited them to consider religious life and establish a congregation which would give them a more solid financial economic basis. Father Theodor Elting had found a similar apostolic aim in the congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame of Amersfoort in The Netherlands. At the request of Bishop Georg Müller of Münster, three Sisters of Notre Dame of Amersfoort traveled to Coesfeld in 1850 to give the two women preparatory training for religious life. The Amersfoort congregation had received their spirit and rule from the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, founded in France by Julie Billiart in 1804 (Happy Birthday, Saint Julie!). Under this guidance, the two young women, Hilligonde Wolbring to be known as Sister Maria Aloysia, and Elisabeth Kühling to be known as Sister Maria Ignatia, began their formation for religious life and discerned to continue their work as vowed religious.

In 1855, the foundation in Coesfeld became an independent congregation. From 1850 to 1855, the Sisters from Amersfoort introduced the steadily growing community in Coesfeld to the spirit and rule of the Amersfoort congregation as they had received it from the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, founded in France by St. Julie Billiart in 1804.

So there you have it! We are grateful for the foremothers of the Sisters of Notre Dame, which includes Saint Julie Billiart. Read more about Founding Story and check out our Saint Julie Billiart Pinterest board.

Jun
22
Wed
2022
Anniversary of the Canonization of St. Julie Billiart
Jun 22 all-day
Anniversary of the Canonization of St. Julie Billiart

“O how good is the good God!”

– St. Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame

Saint Julie Billiart, the Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame, was canonized on June 22, 1969 by Pope Paul VI. She was beatified on May 13, 1906 by Pope Pius X. She was born on July 12, 1751 in Cuvilly, Picardy, France and died on April 8, 1816 at age 64 in Namur, Belgium. Saint Julie is the patron saint against poverty, bodily ills and disease.

Read more about her role in the foundation of the Sisters of Notre Dame in Our Founding Story.

See our Saint Julie Pinterest board for inspiration.