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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.

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.