Live The Good Blog

On behalf of Queen City Book Bank, we are collecting new or gently used book donations (age pre-K through 6th grade). They are especially in need of books that include diverse characters and experiences.

Live The Good volunteers at Tikkun Farm

Live The Good is unique. It’s not just a program: it’s a space where the world seems smaller and kinder, where strangers become friends, and where we join the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in making known God’s goodness. In the process, we deepen our connection to what we cannot see but can feel.

“I believe the sharing of flowers brings joy and creates hope.” Dan Druffel, Druffel Gardens Dan Druffel knows that the gift of fresh-cut flowers sparks joy. A retired landscaper, Dan turned his attention to doing just this through his non-profit, Druffel Gardens.

Picture of girls sitting around the table reaching for beads to make rosaries

I was seven years old and staring at the clock, willing the hands to move forward when they seemed to have stopped entirely. My grandparents had come to town and brought with them the practice of saying the rosary every night before bed. Their fingers lingered patiently on each bead as they recited one “Hail Mary” after another. My little fingers haphazardly danced around my rosary while I wished they would speed it up. Judging from the looks on the faces of my five older brothers and sisters, they seemed to agree.

Group picture of Live The Good volunteers at the Healing Center Springdale Ohio

We Go Where We're Needed

February 20, 2023

Our group of 20 Live The Good volunteers arrived at the Healing Center in Springdale on a cold and windy January morning. Affiliated with Vineyard Church, the Healing Center provides services to help people meet their practical, social, emotional, spiritual, and financial needs.

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

January 26, 2023

A large box from West Bengal, India was on its way to my office. It appeared days before Christmas when a winter storm kept most of us at home. Somehow, the box kept moving forward.

Wrapping Up 2022

Wrapping Up 2022

December 15, 2022

Christmas gifts aren’t the only things being wrapped this time of year. Here at the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, we’re wrapping up another year of Live The Good, a program that continues to grow exponentially, thanks to you.

Two by Two

Two By Two

November 11, 2022

There was a reason Jesus sent the disciples out two by two. I think it was because doing anything of lasting value on our own is very hard, if not impossible.

Live The Good Volunteers Support 1N5

On a recent Saturday morning, we were thrilled to host the largest Live The Good Opportunity to date. Volunteers gathered to support the efforts of 1N5, whose mission is to prevent suicide by erasing the stigma of mental illness and to promote optimal mental wellness.

Appreciating Our Live The Good Volunteers

Every day, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur are grateful for our ever-growing community of volunteers who join us in making God’s goodness known.

Opportunities for Everyone

August 17, 2022

Over the past two years, volunteers have participated in a wide variety of Live The...