Statement in Response to Recent Shootings

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, U.S. East-West Province Leadership Team has issued the following statement in response to recent shootings: (May 25, 2022) The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur East-West Province send our prayers to the victims of the tragic killing of school children and teachers at Robb Elementary. These recurring acts

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Violence and White Supremacy Cannot Stand

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur East-West Province pray for the victims of racial violence and hatred. We must practice love for all our sisters and brothers, stand against white supremacy and work together to build a more just society. We support this statement of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and condemn racism

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International Day for Biological Diversity

This May 22nd, we celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity. We Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur enthusiastically celebrate this day, a day we can reflect on God’s awesome work of art in nature. This year, the theme of the 2022 International Day for Biological Diversity is “Building a shared future for all life.”

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Chappell Speaks at Thea Bowman Event

Sister Thea Bowman, FSPA, was a scholar, singer, and teacher who, through evangelization, education, and action for justice, lived her Catholic faith and African American identity. She is now a candidate for sainthood. At a recent Georgetown University event, Sister Patty Chappell, SNDdeN was one of four distinguished panel members that discussed Sister Thea's legacy.

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Sister Josita Colbert Accepts NETWORK Award for NBSC

The National Black Sisters’ Conference (NBSC) received the inaugural Distinguished Justice-Seeker Award from NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, and it was accepted by NBSC President Sister Josita Colbert, SNDdeN. Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur have been involved in the development and leadership of the NBSC, including two SNDdeN as founding members and two serving

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Easter Sunday Gospel Reflection

Sunday, April 17, 2022 by Anne-Louise Nadeau, SNDdeN The End…or the Beginning? It was early Sunday morning after two days of trauma, suffering, questioning, and crying, when I decided to take a chance and go visit my friend’s tomb while it was still dark hoping we would not be noticed. Although I am the only

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Easter Vigil Gospel Reflection

Saturday, April 16, 2022 by Sandra Araujo Santos, SNDdeN Waiting in Hope with Mary In today’s Gospel the women return bringing perfume for Jesus’ body. Today’s feast has a restoring power that even where a situation of pain is anticipated and celebrated joyfully as a feast day of life. Reflecting on this Gospel text in

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Good Friday Gospel Reflection

Friday, April 15, 2022 by Sister Marilyn Pechillo, SNDdeN Many people question the name Good Friday. What is so good about it? It commemorates the worst of humanity, the merciless unleashing of violence against the good Jesus of Nazareth. We see the worst of humanity lashing out against the good Teacher, the healer and miracle

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