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. 

Sister Thérèse serves as Christ’s hands in the inner-city. She helps homeless families overcome the barriers that prevent them from moving off the streets.


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Mark 3

Jesus said, “If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.”

These days it does seem at times that our world is a “House divided against itself.”

Lord God, it was and is still, Your heart’s desire that all of Your children be one. It was Your hope that they would love one another. Help us to find our way.