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Sister Mary Motz, SNDdeN

January 19, 2022

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Mary Motz, SNDdeN who passed away on January 17, 2022

For Mary Ambika Bahala, it's all about goals. And it started early. It started as a small child in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) when she and her family fled as refugees into Uganda with the goal of a safe place to live.

It saddens me that we need to highlight this issue to bring awareness to it. Human trafficking is happening everywhere in the US and around the world. It is happening in your town. It may be happening in your neighborhood.

If you try to reach Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Dorothy Kiley, can't count on it. On the books, she's retired. In real life, not so much.

by Sister Judi Clemens, SNDdeN On Sunday, October 31, 2021, Judi Clemens accompanied...

If you know Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Kim Dalgarn, archivist for the Ohio Province of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, you know she's always moving....And you come to know, too, some of the big things in Notre Dame history, the carefully recorded facts and figures in the annals and registers of provincial officialdom, but just as importantly, you walk away with some of the smallest details, details that hold the poignancy of lives that once were.

The Gospel of Luke tells us Mary wrapped Jesus in swaddling clothes, as was the custom at the time of Jesus’ birth. Imagine if Mary didn’t have any swaddling clothes, which also served as diapers. What would she do?

NDMVA Dayton is looking for a member to serve for 900 hours starting in January through July 2022.

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Mariane Bobowski, SNDdeN who passed away on December 5, 2021

This Christmas, I hope you will contribute to the ministries of Sister Ann and to all of our Sisters wherever they might be – whether in health centers or schools, whether in this country or another, whether in cities or the most distant jungles. Because as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, and as St. Julie said to us so long ago, “it is God Himself who is manifested to us in the person of our neighbor.”

The Dorothy Stang Initiative for Laudato Si' Action "is our response to the Laudato Si' Action Platform, the call from Pope Francis to the global church," said Teresa Phillips, who heads the Ohio province's Justice, Peace and Care for Creation Commission.

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Ohio Province have enthusiastically embraced this call from Pope Francis. We have formed our steering committee and have committed to making significant changes to the way we approach our care for creation.

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Natalie Scibilia, SNDdeN who passed away on October 19, 2021

Sister Dorothy Beach, SNDdeN

October 15, 2021

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Dorothy Beach, SNDdeN who passed away on October 12, 2021

Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Mary Ann Zwijack has been at Corryville Catholic Elementary for fifty years. The milestone did not go unnoticed. By proclamation of Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, February 2, 2021 was Sister Mary Ann Zwijack Day throughout the city.

Sister Marie Andary, SNDdeN

September 10, 2021

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Marie Andary who passed away on September 8, 2021

Caring for God's Creatures

September 9, 2021

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Dottie Deger and Florence Maier are in a very hands-on way answering the call of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and Pope Francis to care for creation - as Registered Wildlife Nest Makers.

As you’re reading this, our nation’s children are returning to school. With the pandemic, it’s an uncertain time. But once the pandemic is at last tamed we’ll fully resume classrooms of enlightenment, shared perspectives, and the tangible excitement of minds opening up to the wonders of this world. It’s what we want for the children of Africa as well. Books are a start. A gift will make these books possible. As you are able, we hope you will help.

This past Saturday, August 14, Haiti experienced a devastating 7.2-magnitude earthquake. The city of Les Cayes, home to our Notre Dame Bakery (Boulangerie) was severely impacted. We ask you to pray for the people of Haiti, especially those directly impacted in Les Cayes and those belonging to our Notre Dame Boulangerie extended family. Please check for updates in the coming days on our website.

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Associates in Arizona teamed up with Sisters in Phoenix Ministry Center this past March to celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week.

They are eight and five years old sitting on a bench in the rear of food truck lurching through the South Central Los Angeles streets, their mother at the wheel and a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur on a laptop – and this is their classroom. They are two of the Sister’s 19 students. The Sister is 37-year-old Sarah Cieplinksi, a former Notre Dame Associate who in 2018 made her final vows as a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur. “It’s modern-day America,” says Sister Sarah, “and I’m continuing the work of St. Julie.”

This past Saturday, August 14, Haiti experienced a devastating 7.2-magnitude earthquake. The city of Les Cayes, home to our Notre Dame Bakery (Boulangerie) was severely impacted. We ask you to pray for the people of Haiti, especially those directly impacted in Les Cayes and those belonging to our Notre Dame Boulangerie extended family. Please check for updates in the coming days on our website.

Sister Jacinta Ojilimmobe, a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur of the Nigerian Province, returned to Nigeria in June after an extended stay at the Mount Notre Dame convent in Cincinnati.

Before my father died, he was the first to purchase a home in an Italian neighborhood, in Columbus Ohio, in 1941. Our home faced the playground, Convent and school of St. Dominic.

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is accepting nominations for the 2021 Spirit of Sister Dorothy Stang Parish Awards through September 1. This award honors individuals, groups, or couples in the parishes within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati who exemplify the values of Sister Dorothy through their social justice ministry.