A joyous group of fully-vaccinated Sisters, Associates, staff, former employees, and friends gathered recently at the Province Center in Belmont, Cal., to recognize Monica May, who has retired from her role as Executive Director of Development for the U.S. East-West Province. At her farewell party she was showered with gratitude, gifts, and good wishes by
The Summer 2021 edition of the SNDdeN "Seasons" publication features book reviews by Sisters and reflections on summers past. The books include: •"Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance •"Braiding Sweetgrass" by Robin Wall Kimmerer •"Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black in a Young America" by Catherine Kerrison •"The Book of Rosy, a Mother’s Story of
In the quiet sanctuaries of our own hearts, let each of us name and call on the One whose power over us is great and gentle, firm and forgiving, holy and healing: You who created us, who sustain us, who call us to live in peace, hear our prayer this day. Hear our prayer for
This is both a somber moment as well as an opportunity to break through this cycle of death. The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in the United States are committed to work with others to address systemic racism in all our institutions as well as in our culture so that we may all live
A new species of a screech owl in the Amazon rainforest has been discovered and is named after our martyred Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Dorothy Stang. Sister Dorothy was born and raised in Ohio, and spent many years living in the Brazilian Amazon fighting for the rights of people in poverty before she
Remember the sky that you were born under, know each of the star's stories. Remember the moon, know who she is. Remember the sun's birth at dawn, that is the strongest point of time. Remember sundown and the giving away to night. Remember your birth, how your mother struggled to give you form and breath.
Easter Sunday Gospel Reflection Sunday, April 4, 2021 by Sister Sister Theresa Rynn, SNDdeN I have often thought how lucky I am to have been born in a country where Easter coincides with Spring. The winter waiting is over and all the signs in nature speak of new awakenings, new life, and new hope. This
Good Friday Gospel Reflection Friday, April 2, 2021 by Sister Honorine Yamba, SNDdeN We are celebrating the first day of the Pascal Triduum. It is the day of the victorious cross upon which Jesus left us the best of himself: Mary as mother, pardon including to his executioners, and total confidence in God the Father.
Holy Thursday Gospel Reflection Thursday, April 1, 2021 by Sister Barbara Thiella, SNDdeN Hear Me: Do What I Do and Remember Me Come, let us walk together into a supper room and observe Jesus and his closest companions reclining at a table. As twilight disappears, it is Passover. Celebrating this feast every year, the participants
Palm Sunday Gospel Reflection Sunday, March 28, 2021 by Sister Barbara Metz, SNDdeN Today’s feast introduces us to the holiest week of the Church year. The scene opens for us with Jesus coming into the Holy City of Jerusalem at the time of the feast of the Passover seated on a donkey. He is close