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Please join the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur as we celebrate World Water Day this week. World Water Day is an annual United Nations Observance that celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2 billion people living without access to safe drinking water including those our Sisters serve in Africa and Latin America. The theme of World Water Day 2022 is Groundwater— Making The Invisible Visible.

It’s spring! It’s spring! Many of us are excited to get outside, clean up our yards, plant flowers and kill bugs and weeds. Ever heard of a Neonicotinoid. Sounds like a horrible medical condition, doesn’t it?

Please join the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur as we celebrate World Water Day this week. World Water Day is an annual United Nations Observance that celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2 billion people living without access to safe drinking water including those our Sisters serve in Africa and Latin America. The theme of World Water Day 2022 is Groundwater— Making The Invisible Visible.

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Ohio Province has responded to Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ Action Platform by creating the Dorothy Stang Initiative for Laudato Si’ Action. While in the process of gathering data from sisters, associates, staff, donors and others in our circle, we were reminded that all steps we take are important - both big and small. We therefore introduce Your Little Bit of Good, a short weekly one-pager that focuses on some aspect of the environment. It is an attempt to bring forward small things we can do.

In September 2021, plans were developed to upgrade the water system at Lemfu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur invite you to join us in an international campaign to pray for an end to the violence in Ukraine.

In July 2021, the upgrade to the photovoltaic system at Kinsaku, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was completed.

Her Own Personal Lent...

March 4, 2022

She was in her 20s, nine months pregnant, desperate to help her young family. They lived in poverty. Real poverty. Not enough rent, not enough food, not enough heat. Among them there was no path forward. They had no education, no training, no capital of any kind. The baby was coming due as a clock ticking, the pandemic felling people left and right, hunger and cold knocking at their own thin door.

Join Sister Patricia Bennett, SNDdeN as she journeyed with Christ through the 14 Stations of the Cross.

In December 2021, the water system at Kitenda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) became operable.

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur invite you to join our community as we care for creation at Imago. Committed to the preservation of urban nature, this ecological education organization is rooted in the concept that living in harmony with the natural world is not only good for our planet, but for the good of ourselves, our families, and our communities.

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Joanne Schneberger, SNDdeN who passed away on February 11, 2022

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Phyllis Braniff, SNDdeN who passed away on January 31, 2022

Sister Carol just returned from a 30-year ministry in Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo. We sat down with her to hear about her stories ministering to young women in both countries.

Despite the ongoing challenges of a devastating earthquake, presidential assassination and COVID in Haiti, the Notre Dame Bakery in Les Cayes has continued to employ eighteen bakery staff and provide work for a network of forty sellers.

Sister Louise Mayock, SNDdeN

January 25, 2022

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ask for prayers for the repose of the soul of Sister Louise Mayock SNDdeN who passed away on January 19, 2022

They told her she had to leave. They couldn't say why, but there was something in the air because of hyperinflation and economic instability. And so Sister Sissy Corr left. She took the one plane she could to get out. Not two weeks later, the president lay assassinated. Four weeks more and the earthquake hit.

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.