The Office of Justice, Peace and Care for Creation

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur were founded to serve people in poverty in the most abandoned places. We believe many aspects of today's society contribute to keeping people poor. We work to change these oppressive structures and to help people gain what each has a right to - food, clothing, shelter, medical care, and education.

Although we work on many local, regional and national social issues, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur from the Ohio Province have three concerns that are of the utmost importance to us: immigration, human trafficking, and care for creation. We invite you to work with us. Please contact Teresa Phillips, Director of Office of Justice Peace and Care for Creation, at [email protected].





Teresa Phillips
Director of the Office of Justice,
Peace and Care for Creation
[email protected]

Prayers, Knowledge, Actions: Read Our Blog Posts

Prayer for after the election, annual fair trade fundraising sale for Catholic Relief Services, and education events from the GU Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and the Catholic Climate Covenant.

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Prayer Between now and election day, I invite you to join me in prayer for voting ri...

Prayer All creatures of our God and King./ Lift up your voices; let them ring / Fill...

Prayer The Season of Creation continues. Attached you will find the last weekly...

Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of participating in the virtual annual meeting of the...


The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Ohio Province has responded to Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ Action Platform by creating the Dorothy Stang Initiative for Laudato Si’ Action. While in the process of gathering data from sisters, associates, staff, donors and others in our circle, we were reminded that all steps we take are important - both big and small. We therefore introduce Your Little Bit of Good, a short weekly one-pager that focuses on some aspect of the environment. It is an attempt to bring forward small things we can do.

Teresa Phillips
Director of Justice, Peace and Care for Creation

We Give Thanks This Day.

We Give Thanks This Day.

November 19, 2022

For the expanding grandeur of creation, worlds known and unknown, galaxies beyond galaxies, filling us with awe and challenging our imaginations: We give thanks this day.

image of leaves falling in a forest in autumn

Trick or Trash

November 12, 2022

Creator God, among all Your works the greatest miracle is the life that makes our common home unique in the whole universe.

Welcome Autumn!

October 15, 2022

Prayer God of Life, You love the universe into being, Let us give praise. You emb...

Prayer Most blessed holy Trinity, Creator, Savior and Ruah, Through Your Word of ...

Earlier this week, someone asked me whether we still needed to worry about recycling paper. In short, YES! Paper comes from trees. And yes, they cut down fully mature trees to make it.

With you, we change lives

With the support of generous friends like you, we are able to continue our mission of educating and taking a stand with those in poverty— especially women and children.

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