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"A lot of love to give..."

November 19, 2019

“I was made by the family I was born into,” says Sister Marietta. “Somebody else was born into this world without a loving family. And neither of us got to choose.” Now she is their family, and she does things family would do.

Sister Mary Irene Spraley

November 13, 2019

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Mary Irene Spraley, who passed away on November 13, 2019.

From the very beginning, God created us to be in relationships, with Him and with each other. As we move towards the annual celebration of Thanksgiving, think about how you have been blessed through the people in your life.

Sister Alma Grollig

October 21, 2019

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Alma Grollig, who passed away on October 20, 2019.

"The oven is the engine..."

October 2, 2019

When the people of La Savane, Haiti said they needed jobs, she built a bakery. She built it with the help of Haitians every step of the way, but still she built it. Without her ‘Sister-power’ as the Haitians call it, the bakery would still be only a dream.

How much time do you spend connecting with people face-to-face? Why call when a text will do? Why visit when you can facetime! Busy and connected by technology describes most of us. So much so—that we cannot find time to invest in friendships with people or with God.

What a gift! The Our Father is a prayer that sums up our faith. Some say the Our Father is the perfect prayer since Jesus gave it to us. It is the model for all other prayers in our life.

Sister Nancy Bonshock

August 13, 2019

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Nancy Bonshock, who passed away on August 8, 2019.

We are all children of God! Yes, we all belong to His family, with and in Jesus, because of the boundless love of God.

Sister Mary Milano

July 23, 2019

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Mary Milano, who passed away on July 21, 2019.

Sister Mary Buckley

July 18, 2019

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Mary Buckley, who passed away on July 17, 2019.

Don Salvador was old and blind and lived in a stick and dirt house across from a squatters’ field. But once he’d been famous. For Don Salvador, the arc of life had not been kind. Until he met Sister Evelyn.

ACT ONE  St. Peter Basilica, The Vatican, June 22, 1969 This is a story not before told in one place. Its parts have for decades resided in obscurity: in three par...

Cincinnati business and community leaders united at the 16th Annual Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Partners in Action Luncheon.

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Partners in Action Fund supports the work of our Sisters in Cincinnati, across the U.S., and worldwide.

This Easter, we need to make Mary Magdalene’s question our own, “Where is He?”

In our final 2019 Lenten Snapshot we focus on the self-sufficiency of photovoltaic systems.

Sister Louanna Orth

April 15, 2019

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Louanna Orth, who passed away on April 13, 2019.

Our Sisters in Itenge and Kitenda work to develop reliable clean water sources and photovoltaic (solar energy) systems in their communities in Congo.

This week we look at the clean water facilities in Pelende where our Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur live and work.

April 2019 Reflection

April 1, 2019

Perhaps one of the reasons Lent is so good for us is that we get in touch with the rhythm of our relationship with the Lord. We get in touch with the dying and rising within our own hearts.

Recently, the struggle for clean water has improved in rural Nigerian villages, but having enough water continues to be a frustration and concern for the Sisters, schools, medical facilities and local communities.

World Water Day

March 19, 2019

March 22 is World Water Day. Learn more about the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur’s Clean Water for Life Program and how it provides clean, safe water to vulnerable people throughout the world.

It has been brought to our attention that a scam artist is sending emails to an unknown amount of people requesting funds in Sister Dorothy Stang’s name.

In this time of Lent, please support us as we make manifest the miracle of God’s love and compassion in the world.