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Links to articles, photos and news reports about SSND and the sisters

August 25

Caroline House receives $15,000 Grant from Fairfield County Community Foundation's Fund for Women and Girls
         - Wilton's HamletHub

August 24

New Holy Family School principal brings international education experience
        - Hannibal Courier - Post

August 18

BBC films nuns for aging documentary
        - Mankato Free Press

August 17

Sister Barbara: Faithful Servant
        - Vocation Culture
In latest justice resolution, U.S. Sisters recommit to ending family detention
         - Global Sisters Report

August 12

Easing the Transition from Prison to Society
     - The Catholic Mobilizing Network
Wisconsin Sisters Confront Human Trafficking
     - Communicators for Women Religious

August 5

Sister Patricia Ann Obremski, SSND, will receive the "Madonna Medal" this fall when Mount Mary University honors this year’s most distinguished alumnae at Awards Night hosted by the Alumnae Association. Sister Patricia Ann, has demonstrated a rare passion and commitment to the scientific field of physics since her graduation from Mount Mary University in 1963. She passes on a balanced understanding of the relationship between God and science to her students, and enriches them beyond the areas of physics with her constant virtuosity and desire for knowledge. Read more about the awards on the Mount Mary website.

July 23

One sister, three families: Notre Dame Prep headmistress keeps expanding networks
     - Catholic Review (Baltimore)

July 22

Arabi educator and associate for Sisters is honored by Archdiocese of New Orleans
     - Nola.com (Louisiana)

July 13

Good Hope nuns to retire after nearly 2 decades in Northwest Territories
     - CBC News - Canada

July 10

SSND to Mentor in NRVC Program NCYC Animators
     - National Religious Vocation Conference

July 6, 2015

Transformative potential in the liberal arts
     - Reflection by Sister Joan Penzenstadler, SSND
Educating in many forms: School Sisters of Notre Dame committed to long-term Alzheimer's Disease study
     - Global Sisters Report
Respect for the Earth
     - Editorial by Sister Kay O'Connell, SSND

July 1

Eleven novices in the Province of Africa will profess first vows on Saturday, July 4, at the SSND Novitiate in Sunyani, Ghana. Download the announcement here.

The new sisters are, front row, from left: Sisters Patience Doom Age, Beatrice Chepng’eno and Sarah Unwaunyin Tanjo; middle: Sisters Ndukeobong Clement Umoren, Juliana Awuor Wangao and Esther Ayaapoa Alaam; back: Sisters Ejura Elizabeth Micheal, Edna Chepkoech, Monica Benedict, Ruth Nyanchama Mose and Joy Monica Abado.

June 30

The SSND-sponsored Caroline Center has received local and international recognition for its “What It Takes” campaign, which was created by Claire Hartman of Exit 24, LLC! Caroline Center is a workforce development organization dedicated to educating underemployed and unemployed women in Baltimore City so that they can enter careers with potential for advancement. The Public Relations Society of America-Maryland Chapter presented Caroline Center a “Best in Maryland” Award in the Institutional Program category and three “Awards of Excellence” in Video, Special-Purpose Publications, and Out-of-the-Box categories. Hermes Creative Awards, an international competition, presented Caroline Center two “Platinum Awards” in the Integrated Marketing Campaign and Video categories and two “Gold Awards” in Overall Publications-Writing and Social Media-Blogs for The Breakroom. 
You can learn more by visiting the Caroline Center website.

Catholic sisters at the U.N.: Bringing the moral voice to the debate
     -Global Sisters Report

June 23

Sister Cor Marie Cielocha, SSND, received the “Legend Award” at the Heart of Illinois Association for Education of Young Children Annual Conference in Peoria, Ilinois. The award honors individuals who excel in their contribution in the field of early childhood education. Sister Cor Marie was honored for developing the first early childhood program 40 years ago at Illinois Central College in Peoria. This program is still the foundation for many other early childhood programs in Central Illinois.
You can read more about Sister Cor Marie in The Catholic Post

June 19

Sister Marie de Sales O’Dowd, SSND, received Drexel University's Sherry Stolberg “Alumni of the Year” award. The annual award, which she received in May, is conferred on a Drexel University graduate who is recognized “for outstanding achievement, innovative contributions, service and dedication to the Physician Assistant Profession.” Patrick Auth, department director, noted Sister Marie de Sales' 20 years in Camden, New Jersey working in primary care for the poor at St. Luke’s Catholic Medical Services and for obtaining the Norwalk Hospital/Drexel, Pennsylvania, surgical rotation which has continued for more than 35 years.

 

June 19

Young Adult Literature - Not Just Entertainment
     - San Jose State University Alumni Magazine (California)

June 18

SSND Central Pacific Province installs new leadership team
The School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province installed its new provincial council on June 13 at St. Mary of the Pines, Chatawa, Mississippi. Sisters from across the province attended the installation and Mass.

The provincial council provides leadership for the province. Members of the provincial council, pictured from left, are Sisters Marjorie Klein, Laura Jean Spaeth, Mary Anne Owens (provincial leader), Susan Jordan, Anna Marie Reha, Kathleen Bauer and Christine Garcia. All seven sisters will serve on the provincial council until June 2019.

June 12
Fast track trade agreement undemocratic
     - The Hour (Connecticut)

June 4
Service ingrained into IND experience
     - The Catholic Review

May 28
Graduation marks a new beginning
     - The Daily Iberian (Louisiana)
After 10-year battle, woman from Congo will become U.S. citizen
     - Fox 6 News (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

May 22
SSND-sponsored PEPI salutes 27 graduates
     - The Daily Iberian (Louisiana)
Lake Marie is Waterloo Region's hidden resort
     - Waterloo Region Record (Canada)

May 20

Sister Valeria Beuke Reflects on 60 Years as a School Sister of Notre Dame
     - The Missourian

May 14

Sister Mary Warner has been awarded the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from College of Humanities and the Arts at San Jose State University in California. Sister Mary is the director of English Credential Program in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at San Jose State. In the letter announcing the award, the college dean wrote: “We all stand in admiration of your commitment to leadership in English Education at the university, system, and state levels. Moreover, your caring, compassionate approach to each and every student is a model for the rest of us to follow.” Sister Mary received the award May 14 at the university’s College of Humanities and the Arts Celebration Luncheon.  You can read more about Sister Mary and her work in an interview that was published this past fall or read more about her book, “Teaching Writing in an Era of Assessment.”

May 6

SSNDs Making a Difference in Baltimore City for More Than 165 Years

SSNDs join Baltimore peace march this past week in Baltimore. Pictured left to right: Sister Mary Lennon and Sharon Kanis, Associate Mary Gunning, and Sister Grace Sciamanna, Delia Downing and Patricia Murphy

May 5

Catholic Charities of Baltimore highlights the 'Power of One'
     - The Catholic Review, Archdiocese of Baltimore

May 1

School Sisters of Notre Dame in Nepal safe from damage
     - St. Louis Review, Archdiocese of St. Louis (Missouri)

April 30

The Notre Dame Learning Center "one of the best kept secrets in Rochester"
      - WROC TV, Rochester, New York

April 27

Institute of Notre Dame honored with Youth Service Award
     - Institute of Notre Dame and Catholic Charities of Baltimore
SSNDs honored for protecting water, rivers in Minnesota
     - CURE (Clean up the River Environment), Minnesota

April 24

Woodworking nun shares inspirational talent
     - KEYC TV Mankato, Minnesota
Flash mob celebrates joy of consecrated life
     - Women and men religious in Slovenia

April 22

Sister Hilda Marie Sutherland, SSND, discusses how social media helps to connect
     - WMAR Baltimore

April 20

Inauguration of Notre Dame of Maryland University President: Tradition and Transformation
     - NDMU 

April 17

Inaugural Mass at Notre Dame a friendly, family affair
     - Catholic Review, Baltimore

April 15

Comedy show raises funds for SSND learning center
     - Mankato Free Press

April 13

Transforming the World Through Education
     - The Texas Catholic, Diocese of Dallas
Bells ring remembering end of Civil War
     - KEYC News, Mankato, Minnesota

April 9

How the St. Louis Wellston Center "pays it forward"
     - NineLAB, Community Stories

April 2

Program opens students to culture of Japanese 'sisters'
     - St.Louis Review

March 30

SSND honored in student's award-winning essay
Sister Celine Schumacher, SSND, was the subject of an award-winning essay by one of her students, Annie Muehlfarth. Annie, a student at Notre Dame High School in St. Louis, where Sister Celine teaches chemistry and physics, entered the essay in the "Stories of Our Sisters" contest sponsored by The Incarnate Word Foundation. The essay contest asks students to describe how they will follow the example of a woman religious through improving her community. You can read the essay here.

March 30

Sisterhood is global, high school students learn at the UN
     - Global Sisters Report
Good Counsel Chapel a treasure trove of artwork
     - Mankato Fee Press (Minnesota)

March 27

The 'Crucified People' of South Sudan by Sister Cathy Arata, SSND
     - The National Catholic Review

March 24

Notre Dame Bucks Trend of Closing Women’s Colleges
     - WYPR.org

March 20

Sister Janet Druffel: from the fields of Colton to the airwaves of Guatemala
     - The Inland Register, Catholic Diocese of Spokane, Washington
SSND-sponsored Notre Dame of Maryland University first university in Maryland granted UN NGO status

March 15

SSNDs honored for their work in Nepal

Sisters Evangela Imamura and Miriam Therese Kanaya, SSND, were honored recently for their 30 years of service and contributions to the development of Bandipur in Nepal. Sister Evangela accepted the plaque that was presented by major officials of the municipality and district. The plaque reads: “You came from the developed country of Japan to this remote village to help the people here. You have worked for thirty years to educate and assist this community. Your work has produced great results. The Municipality of Bandipur is grateful to you and honors you for your service.” SSNDs in Japan established a mission in Nepal in 1983, and their school in Bandipur is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

March 9

The Selma effect: Catholic nuns and social justice 50 years on
     - Global Sisters Report

March 5

Notre Dame Prep's Sister Patricia McCarron marks year of anniversaries
     - The Baltimore Sun

March 4

Thank a Sister: Share your stories of the good Sisters' influence on your life and family
     - The Catholic Review

March 2

SSND delegation to attend UN Commission on the Status of Women
     - SSND press release

February 25

Tales from the garden: Sisters share stories of going vegetarian
     - National Catholic Reporter

February 20

Fr. John Kunz - Pilgrimage to Blessed Theresa's grave
     - Blog. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Mankato, Minnesota

February 11

Sister Mary Cecile: Marking 110 years
     - Wilton Bulletin (Connecticut)
Sister Patricia McCarron’s 25th Jubilee Celebration
     - NDP Gateway (Baltimore)
Diocese of Jefferson City appoints new schools superintendent
     - News Tribune (Jefferson City, Missouri)

February 8

Mara Frundt has spent her life as a missionary
     - Faribault County Register (Minnesota)

January 28

St. Michael's marks 50 years of educating its 'special blue roses'
    - WWLTV New Orleans

January 26

Notre Dame headmistress celebrated for leadership, compassion (pdf version)
    - Maryland Daily Record (Baltimore)

January 25

School Sisters of Notre Dame honored for 155 years of service in Quincy
   - Herald-Whig (Quincy, Illinois) 

January 22

Mardi Gras Party has a king and queen
   - Leader/Observer (Queens, New York)

January 21

As South Sudan hope for peace to hold, the displaced cope with trauma
   - National Catholic Reporter

January 4

SSND honored with 'Friend of Catholic Education' award
   - Herald-Whig (Quincy, Illinois)

 

December 29

Remembering a Guardian Angel
   - Steele County Times (Minnesota)

December 9

New Belleville Catholic school will be named Notre Dame
   - Belleville News Democrat (Illinois)

December 4

Three surprising leadership lessons I learned from nuns
   - The Muse
Success of English-language program 'a gift from God'
   - Catholic Sentinel (Missouri)

December 3

Nonprofit offers critical needs, career aid to women seeking asylum
   - Baltimore Sun

November 26
Hildie's Helpers provide Thanksgiving to 55 East Baltimore families
   - Institute of Notre Dame

Priest, ministry are more than about a role or status
   - National Catholic Reporter

Project helps immigrant students master English
   - St. Louis Review

SSNDs assist residents in Ferguson
   - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

November 16

The Regulars - Columnist remembers SSND teachers
   - Sioux City (Iowa) Journal

November 7

Speaker shares experiences from South Sudan with Holy Angels students
   - The Record (northjersey.com) - Demarest, New Jersey

November 6

Sister Jane Boos shares her vocation story
   - Diocese of Springfield, Illinois

October 23

- The Legacy of Foundation Day
   - Column by Notre Dame Prep alumna and SSND associate
- Caring for people in Honduras
   - St. Louis Today

October 22

SSND Border Experience
   - by Sister Lucy Nigh, SSND

October 20

Today in the Congregation: First Mission in Africa (1970)

Tierra del Sol celebrates annual harvest festival
   - Los Angeles Daily News

October 14

'Project Runway' host Tim Gunn works with Mount Mary University designers
- Milwaukee Business Journal

October 13

SSNDs share gifts, talents at craft fair
- KEYC Mankato News

October 8

Caroline Center Shines

October 7
Profiles: Sister Sharon Kanis
- Notre Dame of Maryland University Column

October 6, 2014

Orioles Nun Prays for Baltimore to Win
- WMAR ABC 2 Baltimore

 

September 20

Public Prayer for Peace at NDEG

September 19

- SSNDs to ride with, support Nuns on the Bus tour
- Why I March - SSNDs explain role in Climate Change March

September 18

SSNDs to participate in Climate Change March

September 6

Wherever God Calls Us - We Are Ready 
- Reception for three African novices - photo gallery

Aug. 27 - Sept. 2

SSNDs at the 65th Annual United Nations DPI/NGO Conference
- Wrap Up (Sept. 1)
- Closing Session (Aug. 29)
- Ongoing Work (Aug. 28)
- Opening Day (Aug. 27)
- Press Release Announcement (Aug. 20)

August 20

SSNDs to participate in UN DPI/NGO Conference

 

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