Our Work Blog

A Welcoming Response

May 2, 2023

In April, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Rebecca Trujillo and Nancy Wellmeier, along wi...

Last year, Sister Rita Sturwold, SNDdeN recorded a reflection for Heart to Heart, a Catholic Media Ministry. Her reflection is featured as part of "Season of Joy: Reflections for 50 Days of Easter.

Sister Dr. Linda Soucek, SNDdeN recently sent us her update, as she finished her Spiritual Direction Certification Courses at the Linwood Spiritual Center in Rhinebeck, NY.

Before finishing her internship at the Congregational Mission Office in Ipswich, MA, Sister Kumiko Azuma, SNDdeN spent a week in Ohio. In Japan, Sister Kumiko teaches at Notre Dame Seishin Schools in Okayama.

Today, she is Sister Carmen. In years past, she was Officer Silva. Not many women make the transition from police officer to religious life, but Sister Carmen Silva did. “I certainly never saw myself in religious life,” Sister Carmen says. “I was happy where I was. I thought of religious life as teaching and nursing. It wasn’t until I saw that it was all about service to others, that I began to think about joining.”

On February 15, 2023, F.L.I.G.H.T. (Faith Leaders in God’s Hands Today), a select group of seniors at Chaminade Julienne High School, and their moderators visited Mount Notre Dame. Archivist Kim Dalgarn welcomed them to the Museum.

The Welcome Center

February 17, 2023

Over the past year, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, supported by associates, friends, f...

“Go Make a Difference…You Can Make a Difference …” a line from a familiar hymn

Maybe that is Dorothy’s message to us 18 years after her death.  We do not want to be active in the destruction of the beautiful forest which serves as the lungs of our Earth.  We do not want to cause the deadly heating of our beloved planet.  We do not to be involved in the poisoning of our oceans, the polluting of our air and water.  We do not want to have any responsibility for the hundreds of thousands of refugees just looking for a place to live.  We do not want to be responsible for “letting it happen.”   But we are.  This is our Earth, our gift from God to love and care for.

To celebrate Catholic Schools Week, we invite you to learn more about Sister Rita Sturwold, SNDdeN. She has a wealth of experience working as a teacher and administrator, and currently has several roles with our schools in Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio.

In Service to Our Democracy

January 26, 2023

"I can do this," thought Sister Rebecca Trujillo, SNDdeN, when she heard requ...

As Program Coordinator of Songa Mbele na Masomo Children's Centre, I (Sister Mary Akinyi, SNDdeN) do my ministry in this community based centre which opened in 2009 and began operations in 2010 in the Mukuru Slum, in Nairobi City.

While Sister Jane Dwyer, SNDdeN was on her home visit from Brazil, she visited the sist...

Angel of the Amazon, is an operatic presentation of the life and mission of SIster Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN, martyred in Anapu, Pará, Brazil, on February 12, 2005, because of her work in defense of the Amazon Forest and its people. The opera by composer Evan Mack was presented at the November 13th matinee at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture on historic Bleecker St, New York, New York.

Sister Judi entered religious life with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in Cincinnat...

When Sister Pat Pieper, SNDdeN became a Pastoral Associate of Holy Cross Parish, in Col...

Teaching the Teachers

December 29, 2022

Sister Jacinta Ojilimmobe is a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur of the Nigeria Province. But don’t tell that to Sisters of the Ohio Province, who feel she is one of their own.

Congratulations to Hope CommUnity Center, Sister Gail Grimes, SNDdeN, and Sister Ann Ke...

A Matter of Justice

November 17, 2022

“I come out to my car, I sit and I pray,” says Sister Donna Wisowaty. &ldqu...

A simple request led Sister Marietta Fritz, SNDdeN on an unimagined journey. In the 197...

Photo of Live The Good volunteers at Imago Earth Center, March 2022

U.S. Ministry: Live The Good

November 11, 2022

Holly Schlaack took over as director of volunteer engagement for the Sisters’ Liv...

The Village of Pelende, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is about to get water. This is a big deal. It means better health, it means more children in school, it means hope can once more fill the hearts of its five thousand residents.

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur world-wide congregation, during its 18th General Cha...

Advocating for Others

May 11, 2022

Sometimes what you know depends on the circles you travel in. If you’re in education, you know Sister Rose Ann Fleming as the former president of Trinity Washington University.