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Dec
8
Wed
2021
Finding Christ in the World: 12-Week Ignatian Prayer Experience @ Online - Zoom
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sometimes it can feel challenging to find Jesus in our daily lives and in our world. Join Sister Anne Mary and the SND Vocation/Young Adult team for this 12 week online young adult prayer experience as together we spend time ‘Finding Christ in our World.’ Our prayer and sharing will be held online on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 – 9:00 pm (EST). Sign up at: https://forms.gle/H5ZK71aE9enNCVny7 or contact Sister Val at vroxburgh@sndusa.org for more information!
Dec
9
Thu
2021
Discernment Book Study @ Online - Zoom
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Are you a young adult with a decision to make? Join Sisters Jenny and Kelley as we journey through the book ‘Discerning the Will of God: The Ignatian Guide to Christian Decision Making’ by Timothy Gallagher, OMV.

This online young adult book study will meet for four sessions once a month on Thursday evenings from 7:30 – 9:00 pm EST…starting on October 7, 2021!

Sign up at: https://forms.gle/H5ZK71aE9enNCVny7 or contact Sister Jenny at vocations@snd1.org for more information!

Dec
13
Mon
2021
‘Traits of a Healthy Spirituality’ Book Study @ Online - Zoom
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Are you a young adult who is striving for a healthy spirituality? Join Sisters Ruth and Paulynne as they lead monthly discussions on Sister Melannie Svoboda’s book, ‘Traits of a Healthy Spirituality!’ There will be five sessions on the second Monday of the month, starting September 13, 2021!

Sign up at https://forms.gle/H5ZK71aE9enNCVny7 or contact Sister Ruth at rlubbers@sndusa.org for more information!

Dec
15
Wed
2021
Finding Christ in the World: 12-Week Ignatian Prayer Experience @ Online - Zoom
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Sometimes it can feel challenging to find Jesus in our daily lives and in our world. Join Sister Anne Mary and the SND Vocation/Young Adult team for this 12 week online young adult prayer experience as together we spend time ‘Finding Christ in our World.’

Our prayer and sharing will be held online on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 – 9:00 pm (EST).

Sign up at: https://forms.gle/H5ZK71aE9enNCVny7 or contact Sister Val at vroxburgh@sndusa.org for more information!

Jan
6
Thu
2022
Discernment Book Study @ Online - Zoom
Jan 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Are you a young adult with a decision to make? Join Sisters Jenny and Kelley as we journey through the book ‘Discerning the Will of God: The Ignatian Guide to Christian Decision Making’ by Timothy Gallagher, OMV.

This online young adult book study will meet for four sessions once a month on Thursday evenings from 7:30 – 9:00 pm EST…starting on October 7, 2021!

Sign up at: https://forms.gle/H5ZK71aE9enNCVny7 or contact Sister Jenny at vocations@snd1.org for more information!

Jan
10
Mon
2022
‘Traits of a Healthy Spirituality’ Book Study @ Online - Zoom
Jan 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Are you a young adult who is striving for a healthy spirituality? Join Sisters Ruth and Paulynne as they lead monthly discussions on Sister Melannie Svoboda’s book, ‘Traits of a Healthy Spirituality!’ There will be five sessions on the second Monday of the month, starting September 13, 2021!

Sign up at https://forms.gle/H5ZK71aE9enNCVny7 or contact Sister Ruth at rlubbers@sndusa.org for more information!

Feb
5
Sat
2022
‘Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World’ Book Study @ Online - Zoom
Feb 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Are you a young adult who is feeling overworked and too busy for prayer? If so, this book study is for you. Join Sisters Val and Nancy, and young adults all over the US, as they discuss Joanna Weaver’s book, ‘Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World.’

We can all learn how to have a heart like Mary in a world that keeps us busy like Martha! Take some time out to learn to sit at the feet of Jesus in prayer with this book that is based on Luke 10: 38 – 42!

This young adult book study will be held online the first Saturday of the month from 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST, starting October 2, 2021.

Sign up at: https://forms.gle/H5ZK71aE9enNCVny7 or contact Sister Val at vroxburgh@sndusa.org for more information!

Feb
14
Mon
2022
‘Traits of a Healthy Spirituality’ Book Study @ Online - Zoom
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Are you a young adult who is striving for a healthy spirituality? Join Sisters Ruth and Paulynne as they lead monthly discussions on Sister Melannie Svoboda’s book, ‘Traits of a Healthy Spirituality!’ There will be five sessions on the second Monday of the month, starting September 13, 2021!

Sign up at https://forms.gle/H5ZK71aE9enNCVny7 or contact Sister Ruth at rlubbers@sndusa.org for more information!

Mar
5
Sat
2022
‘Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World’ Book Study @ Online - Zoom
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Are you a young adult who is feeling overworked and too busy for prayer? If so, this book study is for you. Join Sisters Val and Nancy, and young adults all over the US, as they discuss Joanna Weaver’s book, ‘Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World.’

We can all learn how to have a heart like Mary in a world that keeps us busy like Martha! Take some time out to learn to sit at the feet of Jesus in prayer with this book that is based on Luke 10: 38 – 42!

This young adult book study will be held online the first Saturday of the month from 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST, starting October 2, 2021.

Sign up at: https://forms.gle/H5ZK71aE9enNCVny7 or contact Sister Val at vroxburgh@sndusa.org for more information!

Apr
2
Sat
2022
‘Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World’ Book Study @ Online - Zoom
Apr 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Are you a young adult who is feeling overworked and too busy for prayer? If so, this book study is for you. Join Sisters Val and Nancy, and young adults all over the US, as they discuss Joanna Weaver’s book, ‘Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World.’

We can all learn how to have a heart like Mary in a world that keeps us busy like Martha! Take some time out to learn to sit at the feet of Jesus in prayer with this book that is based on Luke 10: 38 – 42!

This young adult book study will be held online the first Saturday of the month from 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST, starting October 2, 2021.

Sign up at: https://forms.gle/H5ZK71aE9enNCVny7 or contact Sister Val at vroxburgh@sndusa.org for more information!

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.

Jul
12
Tue
2022
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
Thu
2023
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
Wed
2023
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
Sat
2024
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.

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"O how good is the good God!"

- Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother

“The poorer and more neglected the little ones are, the greater the love with which we receive them.”

- Sister Maria Aloysia, Foundress

“That you have conversed with God should be evident in your loving manner to others.”

- Sister Maria Ignatia, Co-Foundress

"Our whole manner must show that is is worthwhile to give one's entire life for Christ."

- Sister Mary Raphaelita, Former Superior General

"What good is all the work if prayer does not draw down God's blessings upon it?"

- Sister Maria Aloysia, Foundress

"Have a heart as wide as the world!"

- Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother

"Only that which comes from the heart can reach the heart."

- Father Bernard Overberg, Assisted in Founding the Congregation

"The value of prayer is tested not by the way we feel, but by the way we live."

- Sister Mary Benedict, Former Provincial Superior