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A matter of months ago, mere weeks, Sister Nancy Wellmeier was in the thick of people. She was face to face with immigrants and asylum seekers, and shoulder to shoulder with people of faith putting their faith into action.

“This is just an extension of what came to this country for,” says Sister Nancy Wellmeier. “Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur focus on the most vulnerable, the people who need the most help. And that’s usually the new-comers.”

A century ago, Captain Charles Durant wrote of the Sisters’ invaluable contributions during the Spanish Flu in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Adrienne Weseman, who passed away on April 24, 2020

Our lives have changed. Some people wonder if we can ever go back to the way things were. Pope Francis reminds us that God in His love, walks with us through these difficult times. We have hope because God never leaves us.

Everyone is experiencing a disruption in their life right now. However, it is important to acknowledge the fact that it is those who live in poverty and at the margins of society who are disproportionately affected. The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur have members on five continents. Most in active ministry are working with just such populations.

Sister Anne Cecilia Coxen

April 27, 2020

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Anne Cecilia Coxen, who passed away on April 11, 2020

Sister Linda Soucek, or aka Dr. Soucek, is a practicing clinical psychologist in Louisville, Kentucky. In her early years, she was an elementary school teacher for twelve years and an elementary school principal for five years.

Everyone is experiencing a disruption in their life right now. However, it is important to acknowledge the fact that it is those who live in poverty and at the margins of so...

Please watch this Easter video message from the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. In it, Sister Joan Krimm tells us to offer our gift of love to God as we celebrate His great gift of resurrection. Alleluia! Alleluia!

This 2020 Lenten season, a global health crisis has emerged unlike any we've ever witnessed. As we've been told by public health officials, the single-most effective thing we can do to help prevent the spread of this disease is to wash our hands. Imagine then how difficult it must be for our Sisters and those they serve who don't have access to clean water to perform this task. This week, we're sharing an excerpt from Sister Carol Wetli, a missionary Sister in Nigeria who recently wrote home about her current situation. We'll continue to share updates from other Sisters on our website.

The Sisters at Julie Hall helped prepare fabrics for Sister Anne Ralston to make masks. If you're interested to get involved, to volunteer, or to donate, please contact Holly Schlaack, Director of Volunteer Engagement, at [email protected]

Sister Thérèse DelGenio works with Our Daily Bread, a non-profit that serves the unhoused and the people who live in poverty in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati. She meets with community members and families to connect them with resources.

This 2020 Lenten season, a global health crisis has emerged unlike any we've ever witnessed. As we've been told by public health officials, the single-most effective thing we can do to help prevent the spread of this disease is to wash our hands. Imagine then how difficult it must be for our Sisters and those they serve who don't have access to clean water to perform this task. This week, we're sharing an excerpt from Sister Carol Wetli, a missionary Sister in Nigeria who recently wrote home about her current situation. We'll continue to share updates from other Sisters on our website.

I hardly know where to begin. Life has changed. Many of us are still in self-imposed social distancing or quarantine because of the COVID-19 virus. Lent? The usual help we count on to keep us focused on prayer, fasting and almsgiving is missing. Worst of all, our churches are closed.

During the 2020 Lenten season, we’ll share the work of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur from around the world.

We asked Sister Florence Maier what she could offer to others who may be searching for a new or re-emerged skill. First, a little about Sister Florence. As a young child, she...

During the 2020 Lenten season, we’ll share the work of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur from around the world.

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Catherine Joyce (Sarah Gloria Joyce), who passed away on March 7, 2020.

During the 2020 Lenten season, we’ll share the work of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur from around the world.

Sister Ruth Ellen Evers

March 6, 2020

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Ruth Ellen Evers, who passed away on March 4, 2020.

During the 2020 Lenten season, we’ll share the work of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur from around the world.

Sister Paula Marie Becker is a believer in Notre Dame education through and through, and after 61 years in a classroom or principal’s chair, she’s walked the walk more than just about anyone.

As we grew up, we were all formed by our families, our faith and our communities. Much of our world view and how we treat others is learned there. That was true for Jesus as well. He grew up in a good Jewish home, where the Hebrew Scriptures were taught and lived.

During the 2020 Lenten season, we’ll share the work of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur from around the world.