At the invitation of Cincinnati's first Bishop, John Purcell, the first group of 8 Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur came to this country from Belgium. They arrived at Cincinnati's public landing on October 31,1840. 

She didn’t see it coming. Who among us does? She was in the prime of health. Teacher, principal, Sister of Notre Dame. The Health Center was for the oldest Sisters, those whose most active ministry was behind them, not for her. Until one day, all of a sudden, it was.

Join Sister Mary Ann Barnhorn as she shares the gift of Notre Dame Spirituality in her monthly message.






Jesus (Luke 5)

After a frustrating day, the Apostles had caught nothing. So Jesus got into Peter’s boat and said “put out into the deep....”

The Lord can work wonders with an empty boat, if we give him a chance.

Lord God, you always seem to know the best place for us to lower our nets, “the deep…”