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In a recent, routine survey and inventory of artifacts stored in the drawers of the Ohi...

1937 Ohio River Flood

August 17, 2023

Circular letters were a traditional way for Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in different parts of the world to share their stories. One dated January 31, 1937, from the Sisters living at the Summit, East Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, Ohio recently appeared in our office.

On July 08, 2023, the Archives hosted the monthly meeting of the Queen City Samplers Guild in Amiens at Mount Notre Dame.

Adoration of the Magi

Adoration of the Magi

December 22, 2021

The Advent and Christmas seasons share stories of the birth and infancy of Christ that are all familiar to us. It seems appropriate to share a recent acquisition of our museum: a basrelief titled Adoration of the Magi.

A photo of Geraldine with her brother, Joseph, after his return from active service in France. The photo was taken at the family home in Revere, MA in February of 1919.


October 26, 2021

A question about veterans buried in the Mount Notre Dame Cemetery of the Sisters o...

The first 50 years of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in the Ohio saw the Sisters respond to calls to serve in various parts of Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus and Hamilton. The Sister's day schools and boarding schools that supported their work in the parish schools were all called "Notre Dame Academy". But when the request came for a day school in Columbus, it was called "St. Joseph Academy". A recent phone call asked why.

Franklin Street Stained Glass

November 13, 2020

Recently our office received an email from Chaminade Julienne High School (CJ) with a photo of the piece of stained glass pictured above and a question: did we have a photo of "the original SND building" in Dayton showing where this piece of stained glass came from?


October 5, 2020

Pictured above is a signal recently returned from the St. Joseph Alumnae Association. The tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur holds that it was Mother St. Joseph, our co-foundress, who introduced the use of the signal in the classroom of Notre Dame staffed schools.

Sixth Street Infant Jesus

August 5, 2020

"Let us all meet at the holy crib of our good holy Infant Jesus to learn there the virtues of which he came to give us an example."  (Letter 289, Saint Julie Billiart)

The Notre Dame Crest

May 5, 2020

We often think of "logos" as a relatively new concept. The term "logo" may be contemporary, but their purpose was served by many predecessors including crests.