Mother Nature handed us a gift in the form of continual breezes on the morning of June 26 when Live the Good Volunteers came together to embark on our first ever Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Grounds Project.

More than twenty volunteers tackled jobs such as washing outdoor statues, clearing branches and vines, cleaning the gazebo, and weeding flower beds. Although each project was different, the feeling among the volunteers was the same. The joy of service and connection to the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur were palpable.

Our time together concluded with a picnic lunch under a canopy of mature trees. This shaded spot is just outside the grotto, a beautiful space where for decades the Sisters and others have slipped away to pray and be immersed in the loving presence of God.

While gathered in a circle, Sister Florence Maier lead us in reflection and prayer. Our discussion centered on the care of creation and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur’s mission of making God’s goodness known.

Are you looking for a way to make God’s goodness known and the opportunity to be part of service? If so, please consider joining us for OUR Live the Good Experience. Upcoming events are listed here. Questions? Please feel free to reach out anytime.

Be well. Do good.




Holly Schlaack
Director of Volunteer Engagement