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
Fifth Sunday of Lent Gospel Reflection Sunday, March 21, 2021 by Sister Marilyn Pechillo, SNDdeN Today’s Gospel reading offers a paradigm of Christian life. It speaks of making the effort to meet Jesus, embracing His teaching and living the Paschal Mystery. It also reminds us that we are not alone. We belong to a community
Ah or, more honestly, aaww—it’s Lent. I always have mixed feelings about Lent. Honestly, I would rather skip it, but as a good Catholic, I can’t. I like Lent’s call to a deeper relationship with Christ, but you can keep the fasting part. Well, I should give up something, maybe candy or, preferably, celery. Actually,
Fourth Sunday of Lent Gospel Reflection Sunday, March 14, 2021 by Sister Roseanne Murphy, SNDdeN The readings for this Sunday are full of stories of the tension between light and darkness, sin and forgiveness. In the first reading, we learn that God allowed the Israelites to be captured and taken off to Babylon because of