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A Visit from Arizona

September 22, 2023

Recently, Norma and Armando Contreras, good friends of Maria Celia Molina and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, came to Cincinnati from Phoenix for two reasons: to visit and to attend the Cincinnati premiere performance of the opera Knock in which their son has a lead role.

Sister Gerry Bolzan's Visit

September 7, 2023

Gerry Bolzan's recent time at Mount Notre Dame during her home visit provided a won...

"Ask a Sister" is a forum where anyone can ask our Sisters about "everything you want to know about religious life but are afraid to ask."

Sister Sarah Cieplinski, SNDdeN sits with three students around a table

Talking only a few minutes about the Global Education Academy in South Central Los Angeles, Sarah Cieplinski, SNDdeN quickly described the school as, "a place of love and goodness" where adults work together to meet the needs of their inner-city students, most of whom are Hispanic, and some are African American. Sarah is in her third year at the Academy which has two campuses – K to grade 5 and Grades 6-8.

Anne Ralston doesn’t mind being called “a crafty lady,” because she has been doing crafts since childhood: sewing, card making, other paper crafts, crewel, regular cross stitch, counted cross stitch, scrapbooking, and watercolor, to name a few. As Anne prepared for Final Vows in 1988, she cross stitched her journal of reflections. Now she has taken her card-making to a new level.

Keeping a secret from Sister Jo Anne Depweg, SNDdeN is no small feat. As Sister Jo anti...

This Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we would love to highlight Sister Benedicta Chang, SNDdeN. Sister Benedicta Chang, SNDdeN spent more than 40 years as an art teacher, from Charleston, SC, Villanova, PA, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, MD.

Looking for a retreat resource? I recommend two books. The first is "Awakening Love: An Ignatian Retreat with The Song of Songs" by Gregory Cleveland, OMV. This is a refreshing approach to the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius.

Sister Anne McDonald, SNDdeN (left) has had an interest in the Civil War Era for some time and is a great lover of General Ulysses Grant. It is Grant who led Sister Anne to General William Sherman. Thus, she is reading Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lies of William Tecumseh Sherman by Robert L. O'Connell. Sherman's family loved him as did his soldiers, many of whom called him Uncle Billy or Crazy Uncle Billy. The Southerners, on the other hand, considered him the devil incarnate. Sister Anne thinks you may enjoy reading this book