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. 


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Matthew 9

“Jesus went around to all of the towns and villages, proclaiming and curing, and his heart was moved with pity.”

Ours is a passionate God, whose heart will ache until the last human kind has ceased to suffer.

Lord God, you search for and seek out the needy and you call me also, to share in your tender, merciful caring for the lowly and the lost.