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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.

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Frances Mary of the Sacred Heart Schoenung, who passed away on February 8, 2020.

Sister Margaret Claydon

February 3, 2020

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Margaret Claydon, who passed away on February 1, 2020.

In a few weeks, we will begin the season of Lent, which in some ways, also seems like a new beginning, a chance to get it right! Every Lent we hope for change, but change is hard and sometimes we don’t know where to begin.

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.

Sister Marie Shields

January 1, 2020

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Marie Shields, who passed away on December 31, 2019.

Where is God's light leading you in this new year? The best resolution we can make is to come to know and follow Jesus more closely. It is very clear that God has and will give us the help we need to find Him and follow Him.

The season of Advent is here! Once more we long for Jesus to break into the world, bringing heaven to earth. We long for a change of heart. We long for love to fill the earth, our hearts, our homes and our families.

Sister Rosemarie Pohlman

November 25, 2019

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Rosemarie Pohlman, who passed away on November 21, 2019.

"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 Anne Therese Walsh

October 28, 2019

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Anne Therese Walsh, who passed away on Ocotber 27, 2019.

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.