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Profiles in Ministry: Sister Kathleen McDonnell, SND

I became interested in adult literacy as a ministry when I looked for an alternative to high school teaching. At Al-Anon Family Group meetings, a program where friends and family members share their experiences and learn how to apply the principles of the Al‑Anon program to their individual situations, many women said since joining the…

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Profiles in Ministry: Sister Mary Luann Bender, SND

Sister Mary Luann Bender, SND, serves as the Mission and Ministry Coordinator at St. Charles Community (SCC) for over 40 years on behalf of the Sisters of Notre Dame. Both her parents and several family members have been residents of St. Charles Community. In reflecting on her ministry at St. Charles, she says, “Truly, my…

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Profiles in Ministry: Sister Dean Pfahler, SND

Ever since I got my first pair of glasses at age 12, I knew I had been missing way too much.  Distinguishing one leaf from another on trees was just the first eye-opener. From then on, life became one revelation after another.  I didn’t want anything to elude me: not the intricacies of the natural…

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Sisters of Notre Dame Foundation Day

Foundation Day Reflection by Sister Teresita Richards, SND Travel back in time to Coesfeld, Germany and with your mind’s eye step into our Notre Dame history and into some the scenes behind our celebration of Foundation Day. It is late September 1849 – During the cold blustery winter at the beginning of 1849, two young…

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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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