Second Sunday of Lent Gospel Reflection

Second Sunday of Lent Gospel Reflection Wednesday, February 28, 2021 by Sister Magdalen Lawler, SNDdeN The Transfiguration Uncreated Light. ‘Longing to become in us everything You are…’ Tom McGuinness, SJ, with permission. In these days of darkness into which we have been plunged by the pandemic, we long for light to dawn. The world seems

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First Sunday of Lent Gospel Reflection

First Sunday of Lent Gospel Reflection Wednesday, February 21, 2021 by Sister Edna Maier, SNDdeN Oh Blessed Beginning! “Lent” = “Springtime”: a time for another walk with Jesus, another glimpse into His Gift of the Spirit, and a renewed awareness that in any form of Satan’s temptation, we do not stand alone. Jesus is with

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Rita Russo, AND (1941-2020)

Rita Russo, AND (1941-2020)

Rita Russo was born on May 20, 1940. After graduating from Notre Dame High School, San Jose, she entered the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1959, taking the name Sr. Mary Rita. Rita taught elementary school for several years, then opened a Food Bank in East Los Angeles, before returning to the San

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Ash Wednesday 2021 Gospel Reflection

Ash Wednesday Gospel Reflection Wednesday, February 17, 2021 by Sister Maria Tecla da Silva, SNDdeN Charity, Prayer and Fasting Today’s Gospel highlights the elements of a spiritual journey: prayer, fasting and almsgiving (cf. Mt 6, 1-6.16-18). These three demand that one not be dominated by appearances: what counts is not appearance, but the value of

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Catholic Schools Week 2021

Catholic Schools Week is celebrated at the beginning of every February. To quote the National Catholic Education Association, "Catholic schools have a specific purpose to form students to be good citizens of the world, love God and neighbor and enrich society with the leaven of the gospel and by example of faith." If you attended

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An Inauguration Prayer

We pray, 0 Lord, for President-elect [Joe Biden] and Vice President-elect [Kamala Harris], to whom You have entrusted leadership of this nation at this moment in history. We pray that You’ll help them bring our country together so that we may rise above partisan politics and seek the larger vision of Your will for our

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Repair Our Democracy

We the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur of the US East-West Province stand in solidarity with other women religious congregations who are part of LCWR. We wish to share the LCWR statement with you. In addition, we also decry the underlying racism that was so evident in the events that happened in Washington, DC

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Christmas Dawn 2020 Gospel Reflection

  Christmas Dawn Gospel Reflection Friday, December 25, 2020 by Maria Delaney, SNDdeN Major celebrations normally encompass extended opportunities for people to gather and enjoy each other’s company. Multiple Masses beginning on Christmas Eve and extending into Christmas morning allow for an extended celebration. The readings for the Christmas Mass at Dawn deal not so

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