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Notre Dame AmeriCorps Members are lay people working to further the educational mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, both here and abroad. They serve in 24 cities and in Haiti and number more than 400 people. Their situations, as with most of us, have unexpectedly taken a turn due to the pandemic. Yet their work goes on. Over the next several weeks we’ll highlight some of their stories.

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Patricia Murray, SNDdeN who passed away on January 9, 2021

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Damienne Grismer, SNDdeN who passed away on January 15, 2021

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Mary Jo D'Amico, SNDdeN who passed away on January 12, 2021

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Anne Denise Blake, SNDdeN who passed away on January 5, 2021

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Genevieve Moran, SNDdeN who passed away on January 8, 2021

Good News from Kisantu!

December 31, 2020

There's good news from Kisantu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). But it's not something that has happened; rather, it's something that hasn't.

Sister Gwen Koza, SNDdeN

December 30, 2020

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Gwen Koza, SNDdeN who passed away on December 29, 2020

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Mary Margaret Fischer, SNDdeN who passed away on December 17, 2020

Newly Social Distanced

November 27, 2020

"When I'm six feet under, you'll know I'm a retired Sister." So says Sister Lois Ann Meyer, who earlier this year turned over coordination of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Associates Program.

Sister Sandra Price, SNDdeN sent a note to the Sisters in the U.S. regarding the condition of the communities in Nicaragua. We have permission to share this story with you.

Binding the Wounds

November 20, 2020

Notre Dame AmeriCorps Members are lay people working to further the educational mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, both here and abroad. They serve in 24 cities and in Haiti and number more than 400 people. Their situations, as with most of us, have unexpectedly taken a turn due to the pandemic. Yet their work goes on. Over the next several weeks we’ll highlight some of their stories.

Okay, Let's Do This

November 13, 2020

In the Corryville neighborhood of Cincinnati there’s a school where the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur have worked since 1877 - Corryville Catholic Elementary. Where on the surrounding streets less than one if four made it through eighth grade, 100 percent of Corryville Catholic students graduate.

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto

November 6, 2020

The stately Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, standing before our St. Julie Hall Convent at Mount Notre Dame, was built by Sisters and local laymen, and on a promise. This was in 1910. Seven years prior, the Sisters had embarked upon an ambitious building project. It would expand the Mt. Notre Dame Academy, so long a part of the community.

Notre Dame AmeriCorps Members are lay people working to further the educational mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, both here and abroad. They serve in 24 cities and in Haiti and number more than 400 people. Their situations, as with most of us, have unexpectedly taken a turn due to the pandemic. Yet their work goes on. Over the next several weeks we’ll highlight some of their stories.

The Spirit of Sister Dorothy Stang Award is given to faculty members, parish ministers, parishioners active in social justice ministry and graduating seniors in the Catholic high schools and parish youth ministry programs in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. It is granted by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Offices of Mission, Social Action, Youth and Young Adult Ministry and Evangelization and Catechesis.

Sister Diane Reed, SNDdeN

October 3, 2020

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Diane Reed, SNDdeN who passed away on September 29, 2020

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Rosemary Donohue who passed away on September 21, 2020

The afternoon of May 13, five cases of suspected coronavirus were reported in Kisantu, Democratic Republic of Congo, where the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur have a convent and school. This comes seven months and two weeks after that same convent burned to the ground.

The Notre Dame Bakery (Boulangerie Notre Dame) in Les Cayes, Haiti - long-supported by the benefactors of the Ohio Province - has been declared as an essential business by the Haitian government during the ongoing COVID crisis. As such, the bakery is continuing to provide essential foodstuffs for the 126,000 people in Les Cayes and those in surrounding communities.

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Shawn Marie Maguire, SNDdeN, who passed away on September 17, 2020

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Joan Kerrigan, SNDdeN, who passed away on August 22, 2020

Sister Ruth Fecke, SNDdeN

August 11, 2020

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Ruth Fecke, SNDdeN, who passed away on August 10, 2020

"Live the Good volunteering at a Child’s Hope International was a wonderful experience. Not only were we helping prepare packets of food to send to ​Haiti we were able to gather as a community and reflect on the experience and how it relates to the Hallmarks of a Notre Dame learning community." - Maggie and Beth B