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Water, or the lack of it, has a long history in Pelende, a history that involves the resolve of its residents, Jesuits, French consultants, an American engineer, Midwestern benefactors, Cincinnati high school students and school children, many still in grammar school. Especially crucial have been Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

"We are the Innkeeper. ..."

November 22, 2023

Sometimes I dwell upon Joseph. His job was to provide for his young bride, to keep her safe. Not to mention that later task of raising the Son of God. But this foretold Son, on what we know as the first Christmas Eve, had yet to make his appearance. The holy family, on this chilly and fast-darkening evening, was made up of only two – Joseph and Mary.

“Everyone has a creative soul,” Sister Anne Ralston, SNDdeN, says. She adds: “We simply need to find ways to express it.” Sister Anne manages the Mount Notre Dame Health Center Gift Shop. The lifelong crafter also sews, cross stitches, crewels, scrapbooks, and paints with watercolors. Most recently, she learned to fashion two- and three-dimensional cards using Swarovski crystals.

As we celebrate All Saints' and All Souls' Day this week, we invite you to watch this special 2023 All Souls' video reflection from Sister Marilyn Kerber, SNDdeN: "On this All Souls' Day, let us reflect on the Communion of Saints and develop our understanding of and belief in it. I believe we will find it to be a blessing. God of Life and Death, lead us closer to you and to our loved ones who are already with you in eternity."

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