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

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 12

Sisters at school in Nepal report on aftermath of earthquake
     - The Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City

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: S. Mary Lennon, S. Sharon Kanis, Associate Mary Gunning, S. Grace Sciamanna, S. Delia Downing, S. Pat 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

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 ( - 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

August 7

On the border
- The Catholic Review (Archdiocese of Baltimore)

July 23
Japanese choir tour celebrates with Good Counsel
- KEYC TV - Mankato

July 17

Good Counsel 'Friend Raiser' Ice Cream Social a Big Success
- Mankato (Minnesota) Times

July 7

Sacrifices made for separate schools
- Owen Sound Sun Times (Canada)

June 30
SSND Educational Center celebrates 10 years
- Leader/Observer (Queens, N.Y.)


June 11

Several Murals Recovered from Wyalusing Academy
- The Clayton County Register (Elkador, Iowa)


June 11

Sisters of Notre Dame in Mankato Going Solar
- Kare11 (Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.)


June 10

Stories From Main Street: NJ Therapy Dog And Handler Receive Special Award For Their Work
- CBS New York


May 19

Answering the Call - Sister Ruth Ann Klauser set to take a post in Rome
- Kirksville Daily Express (Missouri)


May 12

Sister Mary Foley and Therapy Dog Luke to be Honored at CarePlus Foundation Courage Awards Gala
- PRWEB (Paramus, N.J.)

March 31

South Sudan's frontline nuns
- Aljazeera

March 17

Sister Cathy Bonfield and students honored
- Today's Catholic Teacher (Dayton, Ohio)

March 15

Sisters' stories in abundance at National Catholic Sisters Week event
- National Catholic Reporter

February 21

Sister Patricia McCarron receives national honor
- National Catholic Education Association

February 13

Serving with Love
- WROC TV (Rochester, N.Y.)

February 12

SSND Educational Center celebrates 1oth anniversary with Mardi Gras
-Leader/Observer (Queens, N.Y.)

February 10, 2014

School Sisters of Notre Dame Touch Lives, Build Faith Globally
- U Matuna Si Yu'os (Agana, Guam)

Good Counsel to get solar power station
- The Free Press Media (Mankato, Minn.)

January 28, 2014

Sisters Dot and Lester retire after eight decades of service to Our Lady of Prompt Succor in Chalmette
- The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)

January 16, 2014

Stopping the Super Bowl sex trade

December 30

Aviston native appointed St. Joseph-Breese Pastoral Care Coordinator
- Herald Publications (Mascoutah, Ill.)

December 22

Self reflection on the year's shortest day
- Mankato (Minn.) Free Press

December 19

The Diversity of Advent
- St. Louis Review

November 22

Fire at St. Jerome, gunfire in Dallas
- Catholic Review, Archdiocese of Baltimore

November 4

Three Ways to Be Grateful Everyday
- Parade (New York)

October 18

School Sisters of Notre Dame establish convent
- Milwaukee Catholic Herald

October 16

Religious Leaders Ask Congress For Immigration Reform
- Wisconsin Public Radio News (Madison, Wis.)

October 15

Milwaukee nun recognized for role in fashion world
- WISN-12 (Milwaukee)

October 8

School Sisters of Notre Dame Craft Fair this Saturday
- Mankato Times (Mankato, Minn.)

September 25

Sister Gill at 90 still enjoys responsibility of looking after people
- The Huntington County TAB (Huntington, Ind.)

September 11

SSNDs express objections to strike on Syria
- Darien News (Bridgeport, Conn.)

September 6

Personal side of immigration highlighted
- St. Louis Review

August 23

Sankofa Institute providing education program for ministry among African Americans
- Today's Catholic

August 12

Women's colleges are still vital
- The Baltimore Sun (Md.)

August 3

Good Counsel Hill going solar
- KEYC-TV (Fox) - Mankato, Minn.

July 30, 2013

'The language barrier disappears': Japanese students, educators visit-
- Belleville (Illinois) News Democrat

July 8, 2013

SSND from Hungary participates in UN immersion

July 6, 2013

SSND Welcome their Newest Sisters

July 2, 2013

Nominees announced for 2013 Teacher of Peace Award
(Pax Christi)

June 28, 2013

Sister retires after almost 70 years of teaching
- The Free Press (Mankato, Minn.)

June 27, 2013

Women in Our Midst: The School Sisters of Notre Dame in the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau
- The Mirror (Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Mo.)

June 20, 2013

Last of School Sisters of Notre Dame leaving diocese for Milwaukee
- NWI Catholic (Ind.)

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