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Catholic Sisters Week Trolley TourClick to view images Sr. Lynore Girmscheid leads the blessing at Lumen Christi to kick off the Meet the Catholic Sisters of Minnesota Trolley Tour. School Sisters of Notre Dame joined with other congregations to increase the visibility of Catholic Sisters. Boarding the Trolley at Lumen Christi for the Catholic Sisters Week Trolley Tour. School Sisters of Notre Dame, Visitation Sisters of Minneapolis and Lovers of the Holy Cross Sisters on the trolley. Sisters on the trolley tour are welcomed at Ascension Church, Minneapolis. Sister Stephanie Spandl, SSND, addresses the congregation at Ascension Church. Sister Bridget Waldorf, SSND, greets a parishioner at Ascension Church. Sisters Joyce Kolbet, Denay Ulrich and Bridget Waldorf traveling to the next church on the trolley tour. Sisters Mary Kay Brooks, Helen Jane Jaeb and Catherine Bertrand on the trolley. On the trolley On the trolley On the trolley Stopping at Assumption Church, St. Paul. Visiting Mickey’s Diner, St. Paul. Visiting with customers and staff at Mickey's Diner. Boarding the bus to go on to the next stop. Sisters Esther Wagner and Rebecca Tayag. Sister Melissa Schreifels (left) with one of the Lovers of the Holy Cross sisters on the trolley tour. The sisters handed out candy to students at St. Catherine's and St. Thomas universities. Sisters Stephanie Spandl and Esther Wagner hand out candy to students in the library at St. Catherine's. Sisters Stephanie Spandl and Esther Wagner hand out candy to students in the library at St. Catherine's. Sisters Esther Wagner and Stephanie Spandl hand out candy to students in the library at St. Catherine's. The trolley tour makes a stop at St. Thomas University. Handing out candy to students in the library of St. Thomas University. Sister Bridget Waldorf meets students and hands out candy at St. Thomas University. The sisters pick up donations for the Dorothy Day Center. Sisters Rebecca Tayag and Mary Kay Brooks at St. Thomas University. The sisters finish the Catholic Sisters Week tour with a stop at the Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis.
Marching & Other Expressions of Public WitnessClick to view images Sr. Ann Scholz marched with friends under the 'Consistent Ethic of Life' banner on Jan. 27 in Washington. Sr. Ann Scholz, third from left, marching for for life - all life - with other Catholics committed to the consistent life ethic. A sign that resonated with Sister Ann Scholz at the Jan. 27 march in Washington. Sr. Maureen Clancy at the Women's March, Chicago: I pray that we feed our passions to help direct positive changes in our world. A sign that caught the attention of Sister Eileen Reilly at the Women's March in New York City. Sister Eileen Reilly, SSND, marched in New York City alongside celebrities such as Whoopi Goldberg (center). A sign that caught the attention of Sister Eileen Reilly at the Women's March in New York City. A sign that caught the attention of Sister Eileen Reilly at the Women's March in New York City. Sr. Sharon Aalbers (2nd from left) traveled with a Life Choices Women's Clinic group from Arizona to march in Washington. Sr. Sharon Aalbers (center) and colleagues from Arizona wait at the Russell Building to get into Sen. John McCain's office. Sr. Sharon Aalbers in Washington: This entire trip has been a powerful experience. The power of each one was quite evident. Sr. Ann Scholz (2nd from left), Jan. 21: I marched to protect the human rights and dignity of all God’s people ... SSNDs at the march in St. Paul, MN: From left, Sisters Stephanie Spandl, Denay Ulrich, Mary Lorentz and Catherine Bertrand Sr. Catherine Bertrand (second from left): It was a glimpse of what we can be together even when we come together as strangers. A scene from the march in St. Paul, MN. Sr. Susan Adrians: Marchers in Milwaukee shared our belief that each person is important ... that actions affect all humanity. In Milwaukee, some walked; others, like Sr. Susan Adrians were in wheelchairs. Sr. Susan Adrians: We marched because we know that all we hold sacred needs to be cherished and protected. Sister Gina Redig (standing) at the Circle the Cities With Love event at Notre Dame of Elm Grove, Wisconsin. Sister Gilda Sturino (center): Sitting in a circle of silent prayer ... made me conscious of my solidarity with the whole world. From Sr. Carol Kaufenberg in St. Louis: Sisters held in our hearts the cities where we have served during our years of ministry. Sister Carolyn Jost (right) with her sister Beth Jost at a march in Chicago. Signs that caught the eye of Sister Carolyn Jost at the march in Chicago. Sister Ann Schoch traveled four hours by bus to Helena, MT, where an estimated 10,000 gathered for the Women’s March. Sr. Ann Schoch works to stop deportations and to encourage opening sanctuary spaces in the communities. Sister Ann Schoch: I want to continue to march for justice. Sr. Gen Cassani (left) marched in St. Louis to stand up for those values, norms and laws that guide and promote justice. Sister Gen Cassani handled out cards urging justice, forgiveness and serenity, designed by Sister Joyelle Proot, in St. Louis Sister Catherine Sarther gathered with others in LaGrange, Illinois, to pray silently for peace and an end to violence, Sr. Jan Gregorcich (center) in Milwaukee saw prayerful solidarity in the form of honking cars, love signs and blown kisses.
Vocation Team Listening Sessions in Canada, Illinois and MinnesotaClick to view images The Vocation Team has traveled throughout North America, holding listening sessions to connect with sisters. Sisters Joyce Smith, Gemma Golino, Audrey McCarville discussing their surveys in Waterdown, Canada. Sisters Edna Hood, Marylin Fedy, Pat Carson, Marty Kimpel discuss their surveys in Waterdown, Canada. Sister Margarida Da Sliva shares her thoughts with the group in Waterdown, Canada. Sisters Nancy Gilchriest and Rebecca Tayag explain the table conversation part of the program. Sister Nancy Gilchriest, one of the members of the SSND Vocation Team. Sisters Sharon Kroetsch, Eileen Marie Morrissey, Virginia Stasium, Carla Marie McCarville around the table in Canada. Sisters Julie Lattner, Joan Liss, Jean Hartleib share their ideas at the Canada event. Sisters Nancy Gilchriest and Rebecca Tayag bless the sisters at the event in Canada. Sisters Eileen Pautler, Petra Klotz, Julie Lattner, Joan Liss and Jean Hartleib participate in the blessing in Canada. The Scoops Listening Sessions also featured an ice cream social. Sisters participate in blessing at the Ice Cream Social in Marian Village in Homer Glen, Illinois. Sister Bridget Waldorf speaks at the presentation while sister Mary Kay Brooks (left) listens. Clockwise from left, Sisters Mary Juarez, Claire Marie Czerwiec, Mary Bruce Wright and Carolyn Jost. Sisters Catherine Sarther, Rose Cecile Espinos, Joanna Briggan, Jeanne McGue fill out surveys. From left, Sisters Lori Keen and Limeteze Pierre-Gilles at the Ice Cream Social at Marian Village in Homer Glen, Illinois. From left, Sisters Mary Kay Brooks and Dorothy Young. Sisters Donita Mathis, Dorothy Kunze, Mary Kay Brooks listen to Sister Miriam Patrick Cummings shares her comments. Sister Mary Zita Gilles enjoys the Ice Cream Social at Marian Village in Homer Glen, Illinois. Sisters Donita Mathis, Dorothy Kunze and Francis Josef Flach discussing the survey. Sisters gathered together at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Mankato, Minnesota for a listening session with Vocation Team members. Sister Stephanie Spandl (standing) talks with sisters during the session in Mankato, Minnesota. Sister Stephanie Spandl giving a vocation presentation during the session in Mankato, Minnesota. Sister Stephanie Spandl shares a laugh with the participants at the Mankato, Minnesota Scoops listening session. Sister Stephanie Spandl talks with sisters during a table discussion at the Mankato, Minnesota Ice Cream Social. Sister M. Luella Zollar working on a survey in Mankato, Minnesota. Sharing insights in Mankato. Sharing insights in Mankato. Sisters share their insights during the Scoops listening session in Minnesota.
Donor Appreciation in Chicago 2016Click to view images Sisters, family and friends gathered for the SSND Atlantic-Midwest Province Donor Appreciation Day on Nov. 13 in Chicago. From left: Sisters Arlene Gibson, Carol Brunner, Shirley Stockus, Carol Dwyer, Janis Haustein gather together to play music. Sister Rose Cecile Espinos speaks with Associate Leslie Lopez at the donor appreciation event. Sister Eileen Riley sits with guests and friends at the donor appreciation event in Chicago. Sisters Jeanne Landry and Julice Bots gather together at the donor appreciation event. From left: Sister Maureen Clancy, Thomas Fuller, Sister Rose Cecile Espinos. From left: Sisters Elaine AuBuchon, Rosanne Rustemeyer, Lucy Giacchetti gather together. Friends and guests enjoy food together at the Donor Appreciation in Chicago. From left: Sister Maria Iannuccillo, Barbara Metzinger, Sister Sharon Kanis. Sister Marueen Clancy together with guest at the donor appreciation event in Chicago. Guests and friends at the donor appreciation event in Chicago. Guests and sisters gathered together in Chicago for a donor appreciation event. Dennis Ahren with a guest at the donor appreciation event. Sister Miriam Patrick Cummings gathers with guest at the donor appreciation event Sister Eileen Riley speaking at the donor appreciation event. From the left: Sisters Miriam Patrick Cummings and Jeanne Landry. From left: Associate Leslie Lopez with Sister Maria Iannuccillo at the donor appreciation event in Chicago. Two attendees enjoying the Chicago event. Display for Corazon a Corazon, a sponsored ministry of SSND.
SOA Watch Border Convergence 2016Click to view images The SOA Watch Border Convergence, October 7-10, includes vigils, protests and workshops at the US-Mexico border. Sisters Patricia Ferrick (left) and Judy Bourg (right) join other protesters at the border to raise awareness about immigration. From left, Sister Judy Bourg, Mike Kreyche, Sister Pat Ferrick and Ken Anderson. SSNDs participate in the march of veterans for peace during the Border Convergence. Sister Lucy Nigh (center) with Rich & Dana Wekerle, who moved to Douglas, Ariz., to participate in SSND outreach activities. Sister Patricia Ferrick, followed by Karen Fasimpaur, who is at the Border Convergence with the SSNDs. At the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Sister Helen Jones, SSND, (right) with Jack and Linda Knox at the Border Convergence. Marching for a 16-year-old who was killed on the Mexico side of the border by a U.S. border agent who shot through the wall. Celebrating Mass with the bishop of Nogales Sonora - on the anniversary of the death of Jose Antonio, killed at the border. Sister Lucy Nigh, third from right, at a meeting of religious event sponsored by Giving Voice on the Mexico side of the border. Sisters Lucy Nigh and Patricia Ferrick attend a meeting for religious, hosted by Giving Voice on the Mexico side of the border, Sisters Judy Bourg, Helen Jones, Patricia Ferrick and Lucy Nigh with their banner at the border wall. Puppeteers at the wall during the Border Convergence at the U.S.-Mexico border. Puppeteers at the wall during the Border Convergence at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Ice Cream Socials with the Vocation TeamClick to view images The Vocation Team is holding Ice Cream Social listening sessions to connect with sisters throughout North America. About 80 sisters attended the Ice Cream Social event on Sept 24 at Villa Notre Dame in Wilton Connecticut. Sisters Karen Kaine, Joan Pikiell, Maria Iannuccillo scoop ice cream at the Wilton event. Sister Arlene Gibson helped scoop ice cream in Wilton. Ice cream sundaes Sister Claire Marie Czerwiec (center) and sisters in Wilton enjoy ice cream and share their stories during the listening session From left, Sisters Jacci Glessner, Mary Martin Colbert, Brenda Lynch, Anna Marie Zeitner and Charmaine Krohe More than 80 sisters attended the listening session on August 27 in St. Louis. Vocation directors Nancy Gilchriest and Bridget Waldorf at the session in St. Louis.. Sisters gather for listening session in St. louis. The sisters in St. Louis offer a blessing for the Vocation Team during the listening session. Sister Rebecca Tayag talks with sisters during the session in St. Louis. Sister Stephanie Spandl talks with sisters during the session in St. Louis. Vocation Team members: Sisters Rebecca Tayag, Nancy Gilchriest, Mary Kay Brooks, Stephanie Spandl and Bridget Waldorf. Sisters Mary Kay Brooks and Bridge Waldorf give a presentation on Sept. 25 to sisters in San Antonio. Julie Brady, Mary Kay Brooks, Marcelle Stos, Addie Walker, Dolores Siebenmorgen, Janet Abbacchi, Bridge Waldorf, Regina Palacios
International Day of Peace Celebration 2016 - St. PaulClick to view images Sister Kathleen Spencer, SSND, at the International Day of Peace Celebration at Mounds Park, St. Paul, Minnesota. From left, Sisters Kathleen Spencer, Bernie Welter, Paulissa Jirik, Jeanne Wingenter, Mary Lorentz and Jean Ersfeld From left, Sisters. Cathy Bertrand, Mary Lorentz, Jean Ersfeld and Carol Ann Gosse. Front: Sisters Paulette Pass, Marilyn Orchard. Back: Sisters Stephanie Spandl, Mary Bertrand and Cathy Bertrand. From left, Sisters Mary Bertrand, Joanne Dehmer, Rita Jirik, Judy Bakula From left, Sister Virginia Mater, OSB, with SSND Sisters Joanne Dehmer, Rita Jirik and Judy Bakula and Associate Chris Sorensen At the statue of a Native American woman, “The Sacred Bowl,” peace ceremony participants bless the city.
Associates Covenanting - August 27, 2016Click to view images The Atlantic-Midwest Province celebrated the First Covenants of Associates Leslie Lopez and Kathleen Sylvester on Aug. 27, 2016 Sisters and associates gathered at Villa Notre Dame in Wilton, Connecticut, to witness the first covenant. Sister Virginia Bobrowski, SSND, provincial councilor, receives First Covenants. About 150 people were in attendance, including sisters, family and friends. Sister Kathleen Dunham, SSND, (left) with new Associate Kathleen Sylvester. Sister Kathleen Dunham, SSND, (left) and Kathleen Sylvester sign the convenient document. Sister Kay O’Connell, SSND, (left) and new Associate Leslie Lopez. Leslie Lopez (left) receives her Associates pin during the ceremony. Associate Pin. School Sisters of Notre Dame bless the new associates. Sister Maureen Fleming, SSND, presents flowers to Associate Jubilarians (25 years). Reception cake. Associates Kathleen Sylvester, campus minister at Academy of the Holy Angels, and Leslie Lopez, province development director. Associate Kathleen Sylvester with her husband and family. Associate Leslie Lopez with her nephew and son. Associate Kathleen Sylvester with her parents. Sister Justine Nutz, SSND, and Associate Jean Fredricks.
Sister Limétèze Pierre-Gilles' Profession of Final VowsClick to view images Program cover for Sister Limétèze Pierre-Gilles’ perpetual profession of vows on June 18, 2016, at Villa Assumpta in Baltimore. Sister Limétèze Pierre-Gilles, SSND, and her mother. Sister Limétèze was interested in religious life as a young girl in Haiti. Sisters Limétèze Pierre-Gilles and Kathleen Cornell at the altar in the chapel of Villa Assumpta, Baltimore. From left: Sisters Mary Lennon, Eileen Eppig, Kathleen Cornell and Limétèze Pierre-Gilles. Sister Kathleen Cornell accepts Sister Limétèze vows and tell her, “We give thanks and rejoice with you.” Sister Limétèze Pierre-Gilles, SSND, states her vows during the Rite of Religious Profession. Sisters Limétèze Pierre-Gilles, Kathleen Cornell and Eileen Eppig sign the vows documents. From left: Sisters Mary Lennon, Eileen Eppig, Kathleen Cornell and Limétèze stand before SSNDs, families and friends. Sister Kathy Jager (right) and Sister Limétèze Pierre-Gilles. Sisters Limétèze Pierre-Gilles, Eileen Eppig and Rose Federici. Sister Limétèze Pierre-Gilles lives in Baltimore, where she ministers at Mother Seton Academy.
Nuns on the Bus 2016Click to view images SSND's gather with Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, (far left) at a rally in Janesville, Wisconsin. Sister Barbara Neist, SSND, collaborates with community members during a discussion on local issues in Jefferson City, Missouri. Sister Lilla Langreck, SSND, greets Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, executive director of NETWORK and organizer of Nuns on the Bus. Sister Lucy Nigh, SSND, adds her signature to the bus. Sister Pamela Moehring, SSND, signs the bus in Madison, Wisconsin. SSNDs and Shalom Director, Tim Dewane welcome the Nuns on the Bus to their first stop in Janesville, Wisconsin. Sisters Barbara Neist and Celly Ann Amparano, SSND, gather with sisters from other congregations at the Nuns on the Bus caucus. Sister Shelley Hogan, SSND, signs the bus to show her support for Mending the Gaps. Sisters Shelley Hogan and Judy Best, SSND in front of the bus after the rally. The Nuns on the Bus rolled into St. Louis on July 14, 2016. Sisters and supporters learned about how to mend gaps in access to democracy, healthcare, citizenship and housing. Sisters and supporters signed the bus. Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, talks about mending the gaps.
Golf Ball Drop 2016Click to view images The SSND Golf Ball Drop, Reception and Dinner was held May 4 at Eagle’s Nest Country Club in Phoenix, Maryland. Guests pause for prayer. Guests look over the the silent auction items. Students from SSND-sponsored Institute of Notre Dame's Select Choir perform. Jonathan Melnick excited guests with a heartfelt testimonial: Why I Volunteer and Support SSND. Enjoying the social hour Enjoying the Social hour Moving outside to watch the ball drop A green full of golf balls. The balls were rolled because the inclement weather prevent the helicopter from flying. Sister Jane Forni assists event coordinators Mary Beth O’Brien, NDP ’79, and Taryn Kunkel, NDP '79, with judging for the winners Sister Grace Sciamanna, SSND, (right) visits with Amy Rumano, Atlantic-Midwest Province exec. director for mission and ministry. Guests had the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and visit during the event. James and Robert Gentry, brothers of the late Sisters Melmarie and Doris Ann Gentry, SSND. Sister Barbara Mary Slaney, Caity Lovett and Sister Charmaine Krohe Liz Ryan and Scott Sylvestri Nicholas D'Alesandro, SSND Advisory Council member, and his wife, Erica. Joyce Kabakovich, Beth (Reilly) Lund and Fran Miner - all Institute of Notre Dame Class of 1959 Janet Marsh, Sister Charmaine Krohe and JoAnn Inglehart
Chicago Area Multi-School Reunion 2016Click to view images Leslie Lopez with Sister Mary Lou Henderson Vinal (Herr) VanBenthem, St. Michael Central (Old Town), and Joyce (Galiardo) Eul, St. Michael Central (Old Town) Patricia Reichart, St. Michael Central (Old Town), with Ernest T. Rossiello, St. Rita, Brooklyn, New York Angela (Ram) Orlando, St. Michael Grammar School and High School, with Dorothy Flynn Alumni from Chicago-area schools reconnect at the multi-school reunion Sister Miriam Patrick Cummings with Rita Zambon Tom Moore, Pat Manning, Sr. Claire Marie Czerwiec, Sr. Donita Mathis, Tom Moore Sister Dorothy Kunze with Marge Lawlor and Gloria Otteson Rita Zambon with Sister Miriam Patrick Cummings and Therese Smith Ernest T. Rossiello and Sister Julice Bots Leslie Lopez and Nancy Czerwiec Dennis Ahrens, St. Alphonsus, with Sisters Jean Phelan and Mary Lou Henderson Ray Ragusa, St. Mels, and wife Loretta (Vollmann) Ragusa, St. Alphonsus and St. Michael High School Marge Lawlor and Sister Julice Bots Sister Jeanne McGue (left) visits with an attendee at the multi-school reunion Marge Carroll, Academy of Our Lady, with Kerry Hubata, Academy of Our Lady Ernest T. Rossiello, Master of Ceremonies Tony Durpetti, owner, of Gene & Georgetti, Chicago's oldest steakhouse, was special guest speaker. Sister Mary Adrian with Brother Mathew Zemel. Marge Carroll and Sister Claire Marie Czerwiec, who is dressed as Blessed Theresa.
Ministry Formation Program - Heritage Trip 2016Click to view images Atlantic-Midwest Heritage Trip participants and Generalate community at the Generalate in Rome, Italy. Generalate Chapel - Pentecost Sunday Mass At the Generalate Chapel in Italy. At the Generalate: Sr. Joan Doyle, Kathy Sylvester, Eileen Maguire, Susan Lescher, Melinda Hanlon, and husband, Wayne. Participants visit sisters, students and faculty in Germany The Participants visit the SSND School in Vienna. From the left: Yvonne Debruin, Sr. John Vianney, Kathy Sylvester, Sr. Maria Iannuccillo, Eileen Maguire. From left to right: Susan Lescher, board chair SisterHouse, and Lennette Pointer, executive director, SisterHouse, from Chicago Participants visit Neunburg vorm Wald, Germany. Henry Kornstedt, AM Province technology director, at the Generalate Chapel on Pentecost Sunday The participants on the Heritage Trip celebrated Blessed Theresa's Feast Day with the sisters at the Motherhouse in Munich. Sister Beatrix Mayrhofer, provincial leader of the Province of Austria-Italy at the church in Vienna. Sisters Judy Schaum and Betty Keane at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Sister Mary Maher speaks to the Heritage Trip participants.
Associates ActivitiesClick to view images Sister Maria Elena Ferrer-López gives Rosa Alvarez her Associate pin. Associate Suzie Blackburn holds a cross for a migrant who died in the desert at a Healing Our Borders vigil. Associate Judith Gregor and David Saspe fill a water tank in Sonoran desert. for migrants crossing the border. Associate leadership extends a blessing during Associate Covenanting in Elm Grove, Wisconsin. Associate Leticia Campos states how she will live out her commitment as SSND associate during the next year. Associates enjoy a multi-generational celebration after the ceremony in Elm Grove, Wisconsin. Associate Sharon Tangeman and Sisters Francine Koehler, Charlotte Flarlong and Renner. Associates and sisters at the Iwakura convent in Kyoto, Japan. Associates Ursula Aubin and Barbara Carmel in St. Mary of the Pines in Chatawa Mississippi. Associates Itsuko Yasura and Sachiko Nakaganeku gather to renew their covenant in Okinawa, Japan. Sister Joan Van Beek (left) and Associate Cindy Molinari discuss an article during a potluck in Parkersburg, W. Virginia. Associate Katie Davis (left) with Sister Limétèze Pierre-Gilles. Associates Anne Carey, Laura Stierman, Rev. John Kunz and Barbara Reed at an initial covenant ceremony in Mankato, Minnesota. Associate Judith Gregor and Sisters Gail Graczyk, Christine Garcia & Rosie Bonk at a migrant humanitarian aid center in Mexico. Associates Joan and Wayne Fontaine plant at the Good Hope Garden. Sisters and associates volunteer together at a Habitat for Humanity house in St. Louis, Missouri. Associates and sisters take time for reflection and prayer during a sunrise in Guam. Associates Mizuho Yoshikawa and Yasuyo Iwama show guests a Japanese tea house in Kyoto, Japan. Sister Joan Marie Van Beek and SSND Associate Anna Dawkins sign the Nuns on the Bus tour bus in Wheeling, West Virginia. Robert Medina with nephew Jorgito, wife Maria and niece Rosita. Sister Mary Juarez with Rochelle Sims and Marie Vance. At the covenanting ceremony in Okinawa, Japan Associates in Japan are involved in a variety of programs. Sisters at Notre Dame of Elm Grove enjoy a talent show presented by sisters and associates. The Sisters from Southwest Missouri who drove across the state to celebrate with Associate Sharon Tangeman. New associates gather in Elm Grove, Wisconsin.
Visiting Women's Religious Communities - January 2016Click to view images We're Praying for Vocations - participants and hosts of the Visiting Women's Religious Communities Event in Arizona The day began in Bisbee, AZ, at the CSA Agnesian House The group at the stop of the day - the Agnesians house Breakfast before presentation of CSA and Manitowoc Franciscans Sister Lucy NIgh, SSND, (second from left) welcomes participants to the SSND home in Douglas, Arizona. The SSND home was one of the stops on the tour in Cochise County, Arizona Sister Lucy Nigh, SSND, (right) with Andrea, one of the participants The day ended with Vespers in the chapel of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles. Taking time for prayer in the chapel of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles. Sister Lucy NIgh, SSND , (far right) with the hosts of the Visiting Women's Religious Communities event Hosts and participants from the Visiting Women's Religious Communities Event in Arizona
Nuns on the Bus 2015 - Part IIClick to view images Sister Eileen Reilly, SSND, signs the bus. Sister Eileen Reilly,SSND, tries out the driver's seat (but doesn't actually drive the bus). The Nuns on the Bus address participants at the town hall meeting in Evansville. Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, addresses participants at the town hall meeting while Sister Eileen Reilly, SSND, listens. Sister Eileen Reilly, SSND, addresses the participants at the town hall meeting. Sister Judy Best, SSND, speaks to a crowd, while Sister Eileen Reilly, SSND listens The Nuns on the Bus gather for a town hall meeting Sister Eileen Reilly, SSND, (third from left) talks to town hall participants at Vanderbilt Divinity School. Sister Judith Best, SSND, (left) talks to town hall participants at Vanderbilt Divinity School. From left, S. Judy Best, SSND, S. Eucharia Madueke, SNDdN, S. Mary Joel Curcio, SLW, S. Jan Cebula, OSF, S. Eileen Reilly, SSND From left, Sister Joan Marie Van Beek, SSND, and SSND Associate Anna Dawkins sign the bus in Wheeling, West Virginia SSNDs and Associates in Wheeling, WV. From left, Sisters Mary Joel Curcio, SLW, Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, Jan Cebula, OSF; and Eileen Reilly, SSND. Sister Eileen Reilly, SSND, and others at the Mid-Ohio Foodbank From the left Sister Eileen Reilly, SSND with Courtney in Thistle Farms, Nashville Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, and Sister Eileen Reilly, SSND, speak with a priest Sister Eileen Reilly waves to supporters as she disembarks for the Washington, D.C., rally. At the rally in Washington, D.C. Sisters Eileen Reilly and Ann Scholz at the rally in Washington. Sister Eileen Reilly, SSND, leans out a window to wave to fans and supporters in Washington, D.C.
First Profession of Sister Gail GraczykClick to view images Sister Gail Graczyk (right) celebrated her first profession of vows on September 18, 2015, at Notre Dame of Elm Grove. From the left, Sisters Marjorie Ann Weyers, Linda Marie Bos and Gail Patrice Graczyk From the left, Sisters Mary Anne Owens, Laura Jean Spaeth & Anna Marie Reha The priests presiding at the Eucharistic Liturgy were Fathers Jeff Haines and Jerome Repenshek. Rite of Profession, from the left, Sister Mary Anne Owens and Gail Graczyk. Sister Gail Graczyk (right) reads her vows as Sister Mary Ann Owens, provincial leader, listens. From the left, Sisters Mary Anne Owens, provincial leader of the Central Pacific Province, and Gail Graczyk. Sister Gail Graczyk signs her vows as Sister Mary Anne Owens, provincial leader, watches. From the left, Sisters Mary Anne Owens and Gail Graczyk. The community was sent forth with the recessional song, “Wake the World with Dawning Joy.”
Nuns on the Bus Rally - St. Louis, MOClick to view images SSNDs gather Sept. 10, 2015, in St. Louis for a Kick-off Rally for the Nuns on the Bus tour. All Photos courtesy of Linda K. Behrens Sister Judith Best, SSND, (yellow jacket in the center) with the others who are riding on the bus as it begins its journey. SSND Associate Joan Feldmann (right) attends the rally to support her former classmate, Sister Judith Best, on the bus. Sisters Judith Best and Gen Cassani at the rally in St. Louis. (Photo courtesy of Gail Guelker) A young Notre Dame High School graduate speaks at the rally At the rally - Sister Judith Best is on the far right. Sister Judith Best, SSND, talks with attendees at the rally The Nuns on the Bus heads towards the St. Louis Arch for a Kick-off Rally Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, addresses the crowd at the rally Sister Judith Best, SSND, being interviewed at the kick-off tour SSND's at the St. Louis for a Kick-off Rally. SSND's at the St. Louis for a Kick-off Rally. Sister Judith Best, SSND, hugs a supporter at the rally Sister Judith Best, center, shakes hands with a supporter at the rally Sister Judith Best, SSND, along with the others who are riding on the bus as it begins its journey. SSNDs at the St. Louis rally sign the bus Sister Judith Best, SSND, signs the bus Town Hall meeting Sept. 10, 2015, in St. Louis Sister Judith Best, SSND, second from right, at the town hall meeting SSNDs gather for a Town Hall meeting Sister Judith Best, SSND, greeting others at the Town Hall meeting SSNDs gather with sisters from other congregations for a Town Hall meeting Sister Judith Best, SSND, with others at the Town Hall meeting
German Fest 2015Click to view images Sisters Lucy Nigh and Suzanne Moynihan — at Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds). Sisters Lucy Nigh and Suzanne Moynihan — at Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds) Sister Suzanne Moynihan visits with attendees who fill out chances for the quilt drawing. Sister Suzanne Moynihan talks with a visiter at the SSND display in the German Fest cultural area. Sisters Barb Pfarr, Deb Sciano and Zipporah Marigwa Sisters Barb Linke, Deb Sciano and Zipporah Marigwa greet visitors at SSND's display. Sisters Barb Pfarr, Barb Linke, Deb Sciano; friend, Kathy Hill and Sister Zipporah Marigwa German Fest attendees visit with Sister Zipporah Marigwa and fill out chances for an SSND-made quilt. Sister Zipporah Marigwa greets a visitor as she completes a chance to win the SSND-made quilt. Sisters Marie Rose Van Deurzen and Paul Mary Draxler greet visitors at SSND's display. Sister Celine Schumacher and Sister Joan Frey Sister Jeanne Rusch Sister Jolene Heiden and Sister Nadine Meyer
Festa Italiana 2015Click to view images Holding banner: Sisters Gladys Marie Courtade, Mary Swanson, Judy Fleisner, Zipporah Marigwa Sisters Jane Mary Lorbiecki (front lower left), Associate Carol Lulewicz, Sisters Marie Andre Miszewski, Joan Frey, Nadine Meyer Sisters Paul Mary Draxler (with hat), Barbara Pfarr Sisters Paul Mary Draxler, Lucille Coughlin, Miriam Thomas Kessens Sisters Gladys Marie Courtade, Zipporah Marigwa, Barbara Linke, Mary Swanson, Debra Sciano Procession of societies and patron saints at Festa Italiana
Summer Splash 2015Click to view images Summer Splash at Our Lady of Good Counsel June 26-27 brought moms and daughters together with SSNDs in Mankato, Minnesota. The girls participated in craft projects. Sister Ann Carol Kaufenberg (center) talks with Summer Splash participants. Amy Acheson (left), who attended with her daughter, talks with one of the sisters during the program. Karen Lyons (left), who attended with her daughter, talks with Sister Cheryl Marie Wagner. Mary Traxler (left) discussed mother-daughter relationships in a presentation with her mother, Barb, an SSND Associate. Summer Splash provided participants a fun and informal way to get to know SSNDs through prayer, play, learning and community, Ai Naka, an SSND Postulant from Japan, demonstrates origami during Summer Splash. Sister Ann Carol Kaufenberg demonstrates how to crochet to the girls at Summer Splash. The girls participated in a variety of crafting activities. Sister Rose Anthony Krebs helps the girls with a craft. From left: Leah Tucker, Sister Barbara Simek and Kris Tucker Lauren Lyons (left) with her mother, Karen Lyons Ella and JoLee McDevitt take time out to enjoy the garden setting Barb and Mary Traxler take time out to enjoy the garden setting Elizabeth and Amy Acheson take time out to enjoy the garden setting Sarah and Christie Gergen take time out to enjoy the garden setting Ella McDevitt and Emily Chmelik (center) prepare for the three-legged race Elizabeth Acheson and Sara Gergen at the three-legged race Fun with a ball relay Participating in an art project From left, Sisters Joyce Kolbet, Melissa Schreifels and Rita Wollschlager Mothers, daughters and SSNDs participate in an outdoor prayer service Ai Naka, an SSND Postulant from Japan, shows the girls how to make origami cranes. Ai Nak demonstrates origami. Emily Petrowick visits with a sister during Summer Splash Participants visit the SSND gift shop Participants visit with SSNDs Playing Bingo with the sisters Playing Bingo with the sisters
Multi-School ReunionClick to view images Left to Right: Liz Weinberger Gunnesch, Dennis Ahrens, Helga Winker Stephansen, Diane Masini - All Class of 1954 St. Alphonsu Friends gather for the 2015 Multi-School Reunion Reminiscing the past Friendships renewed Celebrating with former classmates Two friends visit at the Multi-School Reunion Enjoying lunch with former classmates Three friends and classmates Leaning about what SSND is doing today Speaker at the Multi-School Reunion Celebrating with former classmates
UN CSW - SundayClick to view images SSND students and sisters take to the streets after the UN CSW orientation for the International Women's Day march. Students Corey Fletcher, Allison Moser, Micayla Wilson, Mariajose Ortiz and sister Kathy Jager Marchers waved signs and banners bearing the slogan “Step it Up for Gender Equality and Women’s Rights: Planet 50-50 by 2030." The SSND delegation was part of a collective show of solidarity for the global women’s movement. Corey Fletcher, Micayla Wilson, Sister Eileen Reilly and Mariajose Ortiz. The march concluded before a stage near Times Square, where a series of speakers gave inspiring final words. Corey Fletcher, Micayla Wilson, Mariajose Ortiz, Linda Pham, Allison Moser, Caitlyn Lowry. Students from Notre Dame High School in St. Louis and their chaperones discuss the march and plan their next day. Sister Eileen Reilly talks to the Institute of Notre Dame students about their next day's schedule.
Shalom Border Experience, Douglas, ArizonaClick to view images Reflection at the wall at the spot where six immigrants died. A blessing from a deacon at the sunrise service. SSND Shalom contacts walk along the U.S.-Mexico border. The fence and United States boundary marker. Flowers at the fence border. Sister Jeanne Wingenter at the border. Members of the SSND Shalom North America committee pray on the Arizona side of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Rosaries on Our Lady of Guadelupe statue at the shelter. Tim Dewane, Sister Lucy Nigh and Sister Roxanne Schares reflecting at the the border in Douglas. Sister Christine Garcia (right) at the women's co-op. Local school children in Douglas, Arizona. Sisters Judy Bourg (left) and Roxanne Schares (right) listening to Rosa (center) who has sought sanctuary in a local church Rosa in the church sanctuary with SSND Shalom delegation. Sister Arlene Flaherty, OP, wearing a skirt made from clothes discarded by migrants in the desert. Sister Charmaine Krohe at the women's co-op. Sister Roxanne Schares participates in a vigil near the U.S.-Mexico border. Sister Arlene Flaherty witnessing at the border. Tim Dewane witnessing at the border. Sisters walking the migrants trail in the desert. Participants in the immersion experience and Shalom meeting
Nuns on the Bus Rally - St. Paul, MNClick to view images On Sept. 24, St. Paul was the final stop on the Minnesota leg of the Nuns on the Bus "We the People, We the Voters" tour. Sister Jeanne Wingenter, SSND, (right) carries the edge of the banner as the sisters greet the bus and its riders in St. Paul. In St. Paul, the tour included round table discussions on issues facing this country and on what signs of hope they see. Sister Stephanie Spandl, SSND, signs her name above those of other SSNDs on the side of the bus during its stop in St. Paul. Sister Anne Becker, SSND, signs the side of the bus to show her commitment to voting and to making a difference. Sister Yolanda Latessa, SSND, signs the side of the bus to show her commitment to voting and to making a difference. Sister Veronica Horvat, SSND, signs the side of the bus to show her commitment to voting and to making a difference. Sister Stephanie Spandl, SSND, at the Nuns on the Bus rally in St. Paul. Sisters J. Wingenter, D. Ulrich, H. Plourde, V. Horvat, A. Becker, Y. Latessa, C. O’Donnell and S. Spandl
Nuns on the Bus Rally - Mankato, MNClick to view images SSNDs gather Sept. 22, 2014, in Mankato, Minnesota, for the Nuns on the Bus rally. Sister Alice Zachmann, SSND, will ride the bus from Sept. 22- 24 through Minnesota. Sister Alice Zachmann (at podium) gathers with other riders, including Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, (third from left). Sister Alice Zachmann, SSND, (center) addresses the rally as Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, (left) listens. During the rally, Sister Dorothy Olinger, SSND, shares her concerns as a voter (the number of homeless in the Mankato area). Supporters sign their names on the outside of the bus, pledging to be active members of the voting community. SSNDs rally support in Mankato, Minnesota, for voter education and mobilization. The bus pulls into the rally area in Mankato, Minnesota
People's Climate March 2014Click to view images Participants in the People's Climate March included SSNDs, associates and colleagues. Carol Fay & Joan Connelly from SSND-sponsored Academy of the Holy Angels, Demarest, N.J., and Sister Eileen Reilly, SSND UN rep. Sister Patricia Murphy, SSND, and Carol Fay, a teacher at SSND-sponsored Academy of the Holy Angels in Demarest, N.J. Sisters Loreen Spaulding (checked shirt), Justine Nutz, (teal), Jane Moran (burgandy polo), Bernadette Ballasty (pastel stripes) Carol Fay and Joan Connelly from SSND-sponsored Academy of the Holy Angels in Demarest, N.J. The ark was a symbol for the climate change march. Folk artist and activist Peter Yarrow (of Peter Paul & Mary) performed at the march. Three SSNDs holding the banner at the march: Sisters Ann Scholz, Miriam Jansen and Justine Nutz. A scene from the People's Climate March in London, where Sister Miriam Bruder, SSND, participated and took this picture.
Day of Peace Celebration 2014Click to view images School Sisters of Notre Dame hosted a Public Prayer for Peace on Friday, Sept. 19, at Notre Dame of Elm Grove. Participants included students from Notre Dame Middle School, St. Mary’s Visitation School, SSNDs, associates and friends. The Public Prayer for Peace was held in commemoration of the International Day of Peace, Sept. 21. Sister Rebecca Gabe, SSND, leads the group bringing origami peace cranes made by the students. Sister Rebecca Gabe visited schools to teach the students how to make origami peace cranes for the ceremony. Origami peace cranes were distributed to all the participants at the public prayer for peace. Sister Jan Gregorcich distributes origami peace cranes to participants at the Public Prayer for Peace.
Reception for three African NovicesClick to view images Wherever God Calls Us - We Are Ready Program Novice Uzoamka Chimal Moneme Novice Maryann Lawrence Ekam Novice Sarah Chepkoirir Novices Sarah Chepkoirir,Maryanne Lawrence Ekam and Uzoamka Chimal Moneme Newly received novices with their Postulant directors: Sisters Masicha Nasimiyu and Petronella Muteshi Novices with their community members:Sisters Estera Krol, Delia Calis, Antoinette Naumann and Therese Marie Merth and Bessey Eze Sisters participating in the Wherever God Calls Us - We Are Ready Reception
UN NGO ConferenceClick to view images A delegation from the School Sisters of Notre Dame attended the UN 65th Annual Conference for NGOs Aug. 27-29 in New York. Sisters Eileen Reilly, Pamela Jablon, Stephanie Spandl and Ann Marie Reha in the Trusteeship Council Chamber. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power addresses the 4,000 participants on Wednesday. South Korean singer Lee Seung Chul performs during the opening session of the UN conference. Sisters Eileen Reilly and Ann Scholz set up the SSND-sponsored workshop, Four Zeros Add up to Positives for Global Education. Sister Ann Scholz, SSND, (right) moderates the panel discussion during the workshop sponsored by SSND. Sister Ann Scholz, SSND, (left) talks to one of the workshop attendees about the Four Zeros. Sister Eileen Reilly, SSND, (right) talks to one of the panelists at the SSND-sponsored workshop. The SSND delegation in front of the Evgeniy Vuchetich sculpture, Let Us Beat Swords into Plowshares, at the United Nations. Thursday's sessions included the roundtable discussion, Urgent! Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Ecosystems. Sister Eileen Reilly, SSND, is director of the SSND UN-NGO office. Sister Ann Scholz, SSND, is the LCWR associate director for social mission. Sister Stephanie Spandl, SSND, is social services program manager at MORE Multicultural School for Empowerment, St. Paul, Minn. Sister Anna Marie Reha, SSND, is director of Hispanic Ministry in the Diocese of New Ulm, Minn. Sister Pamela Jablon, SSND, is a teacher at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore. Julie Gilberto-Brady is communications coordinator for the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Participants in the roundtable discussion on human rights gather after the session to answer questions. A performance artist opens the workshop on Antibiotic Resistance and Obsolescence on Thursday afternoon. The SSND delegation commuted by subway from Queens into Manhattan every day. Sisters Ann Scholz, Eileen Reilly, Stephanie Spandl, Anna Marie Reha and Pamela Jablon wait for a session to begin. Sisters Pamela Jablon, Anna Marie Reha and Stephanie Spandl review Friday's schedule of events. Sister Ann Scholz, SSND, networks with another conference attendee. Sister Eileen Reilly, SSND, waits for one of the workshops to begin. Workshop panel members discuss the topic, Engagement for Creative Action. The UN conference Tweet Board, projected on the big screen, includes a tweet by Sister Ann Scholz. SSND participants wait for the Friday'closing session to begin. U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson tells participants it is crucial to create a truly transformative post-2015 agenda. School Sisters of Notre Dame (back two rows on left) listen to U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson. Five SSNDs were among the 4,000 representatives from more than 900 Non-Governmental Organizations at the conference.
Joan Pikiell Makes First Profession of Religious VowsClick to view images Sister Joan Pikiell, SSND, made her First Profession of Religious Vows on July 26, 2014. Joan Pikiell enters the SSND chapel at Villa Notre Dame in Wilton, Conn. Joan Pikiell reads her vows during a Eucharistic celebration attended by more than 200 friends, family members and SSNDs. Joan Pikiell with Sister Kathleen Cornell, SSND, (right) provincial leader of the SSND Atlantic-Midwest Province. Sister Joan Pikiell signs her vow papers. Provincial Councilor Sister Maria Iannuccillo places the SSND pin on the lapel of newly professed Sister Joan Pikiell.
Summer Splash 2014 - Mankato, MinnesotaClick to view images School Sisters of Notre Dame hosted Summer Splash in Mankato, Minnesota Mae and Ann McGee at the statue of Mother Caroline Friess in Mankato Mae and Ann McGee making cookies at Summer Splash in Mankato Deborah Chapdelaine and Skye Cutting at the statue of Mother Caroline Friess in Mankato Emma Stierman potting a plant at Summer Splash in Mankato Evangeline and Elizabeth Petrowiak making soap at Summer Splash in Mankato Katelyn and Karen Langworthy at the statue of Mother Caroline Friess in Mankato Kathleen and Jade Lockwood making cookies at Summer Splash in Mankato Kathleen and Jade Lockwood making soap at Summer Splash in Mankato Kelly Houle and Mikel Vacek at the statue of Mother Caroline Friess in Mankato Kelly and Taylor Velzke making cookies at Summer Splash in Mankato Kelly and Taylor Velzke with Sister Karen Marie Hoffman learning how to make bows at Summer Splash in Mankato Kim and Rose Chmelik making cards at Summer Splash in Mankato Laura and Emma Stierman and Mae McGee at Summer Splash Laura and Emma Stierman at the statue of Mother Caroline Friess in Mankato Making stars with Sister Lucia Aschenbrener at Summer Splash in Mankato Mom group participants at Summer Splash in Mankato Moms and sisters playing bingo at Summer Splash in Mankato Sister Agnes Claire Krogman showing her organ to Summer Splash participants in Mankato Sisters Rita Anne Kipka and Annette Dobitz calling bingo at Summer Splash in Mankato Sister Anna Marie Reha helping Rose Chmelik make soap at Summer Splash in Mankato Sue and Elizabeth Kruchten at the statue of Mother Caroline Friess in Mankato Taylor Velzke playing bingo with the sisters at Summer Splash in Mankato
A Morning of ServiceClick to view images About 20 province staff members and Theresa Center supervisors from the Sancta Maria in Ripa campus volunteered on June 17 Sister Janice Fennewald, transportation (right), at South County Senior Center Kathy Lillicrap, transportation, and her father, who is a regular volunteer, at South County Senior Center Sister Lee Ann Farrell, local leader (left), and Sister Paulette Zimmerman, Shalom (right), at Feed My People Debbie Rohrich-Tyler (left), Sister Lee Ann Farrell (middle) and Sister Paulette Zimmerman at Feed My People Sister Linda Jansen, finance, at Lemay Child and Family Center Joan Steska, RN, infirmary, at Lemay Child and Family Center Sisters Joann Bauer and Linda Jansen, both from finance, at Lemay Child and Family Center
Wine & Chocolate Soiree in Mankato 2014Click to view images More than 150 people attended the Wine and Chocolate Soiree on Our Lady of Good Counsel campus on May 17. From left to right: Guests Maxine Ganske, Margaret Ayers, Rosemary Graham, Vean Roth Sister Stephanie Spandl Paula Marti, Morgan Creek Vineyards Sister Justin Wirth (left) and guest Dorothy Coughlan (right) Hot hors d’oeuvres Deviled eggs From left to right: Guests Bonnie Gallagher and Margaret Ayers From left to right: Leah Pockrandt, resource development director and Mary Kay Murray, development coordinator From left to right: Guests Sid McGee and David Lamm From left to right: Guests Catherine Shaw and Terri McGee Sister Mary Beth Schraml Guest Betty Ahlers (left) has a lively conversation with Mary Kay Murray and Leah Pockrandt The Mary Guentzel Quintet Assortment of delicious desserts Sister Mary Roman Adam and guest Jay Weir From left to right: Guests Sydelle McCabe, Denise Schuster and Jessi Yankovich From left to right: Guests Jay Weir, Joe and Katie Smentak Leah Pockrandt greets guests Joe Kunkel sharing the meaning of "Schnitzelbank" Sister Monica Wagner, resource development donor relations, greets guests
Peace Pole Dedicated at Sancta Maria in RipaClick to view images Sisters and staff came together on June 5 to dedicate a Peace Pole on the Sancta Maria in Ripa campus in St. Louis. The Peace Pole Project allows people all over the world who have planted Peace Poles to share the spirit of peace. The four languages on the pole – Japanese, Spanish, English and German – unite us with our sisters, associates and friends. The four languages on the pole – Japanese, Spanish, English and German – unite us with our sisters, associates and friends. The four languages on the pole – Japanese, Spanish, English and German – unite us with our sisters, associates and friends. The Peace Pole is located near the Caroline Center entrance at the Sancta Maria in Ripa campus. Prayers were said with everyone facing East, South, West, North and center. Prayers were said with everyone facing East, South, West, North and center. Prayers were said with everyone facing East, South, West, North and center. Sister Paulette Zimmerman, Shalom/Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation coordinator, organized the Peace Pole Project. Ten trees were planted on the African Continent in honor of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.
Ice Cream Social in St. Louis 2014Click to view images Hundreds of friends of the School Sisters of Notre Dame attended an old fashioned ice cream social on June 8. A child tries to draw on the sidewalk with some chalk! Bubbles! A group of sisters smiled for the camera! Sister John Lalande Baricevic (far right) sits with other sisters at the social. A guest gets her face painted From left to right: Sisters Mary Gerold Mobley and Mary Ann Huelsing Families enjoyed a nice day out in the front lawn of the campus. A guest shares some Ted Drewes ice cream with her child. Sister Mary Fran Flynn serves some toys to a guest and his child. Bounce houses were offered to children who attended the event Debbie Rohrich-Tyler (center) with a couple of guests Live music was provided by Retro-Spect, featuring Amanda Suchara, Notre Dame High School, class of 1996. A sister spends some time with a young guest Sister Michelina Dunne (front right) sits with some guests Sister Linda Jansen (standing) smiles for the camera! A young guest tries on a balloon for a hat! Sister Marie Vianney Pottebaum (center) shares a laugh with other sisters.
Jubilee Celebration in Wilton 2014Click to view images Atlantic-Midwest Province Jubilarians in Wilton, Conn. celebrated Jubilee on May 2 A couple of sisters wait for the celebration to start in one of Villa Notre Dame's halls. Event banner Left to right: Patricia Carson and Maria Iannuccillo Left to right: Charmaine Krohe, Ellen Ryan and Jeanne Barasha Charmaine Krohe (left standing), Marianne Roderick (right standing) and Roseanne Spurrier (sitting) Left to right: Rose Sylvia Lindner and Catherine Manning (left to right) Charmaine Krohe, Mary Alvita Maguire, Helen Reilly, Raymond Marie Lorenzen, Carmen Marie D’Adamio, Pamela Jablon Charmaine Krohe pinning a corsage for Mary Lennon Paula Dukehart pinning a corsage for Marylita Friia Left to right: Margaret (Peg) Regan, Grace Sciamanna, Carolyn Stoe Left to right: Maria Iannuccillo and Anne Rektor Left to right: Norma Loraditch and Kathleen Cornell Left to right: Celeste Reinhart and Carmen Marie D'Adamio Left to right: Marie de Chantal Haigley and Kathleen Cornell Display in the chapel In the chapel Singing in choir at Mass Entrance Procession into chapel Entrance Procession Jubilarians Another view of the chapel with the Jubilarians seated Left to right: Jane Scanlan and Celeste Reinhart Liturgy Liturgical dance for decoration of the alter Everyone greets each other with peace Still in service Receiving Eucharist Singing a blessing for the Jubilarians Recessional Celebration time! Left to right: Grace Sciamanna and Patricia McCarron Celebration time! Toast! Celebration dinner Left to right: Teresia Spodnike, Sharon Kanis and Catherine Goodell The Provincial Council presented gifts for the Jubilarians Left to right: Mary Lennon, Eileen Eppig and Marianne Roderick
Donor Appreciation Mass for the Atlantic-Midwest ProvinceClick to view images An annual Donor Appreciation Mass was held for the Atlantic-Midwest Province on April 6 in Chicago. Attendees viewed an SSND display Sister Miriam Patrick Cummings, SSND, (center) smiles with two attendees Sister Jeanne McGue, SSND, (right) with an attendee Walking in a procession for the Mass Two attendees observed the Corazón a Corazón display. Attendees smiled for the camera! From left: Sisters Frances Josef Flach, SSND; Joan O’Connell, SSND; and Joellyn Grandchamp, SSND Sister Dorothy Kunze, SSND, (center) with two attendees Sister Donita Mathis, SSND, (center) and two attendees smiled for the camera! Sister Charmaine Krohe, SSND, (left) and Mary Catherine Wygonik, board of directors president for Sisterhouse in Chicago From left: Sister Shannon Marie Scallon, SSND, and Sister Mary Ann Christine Pendleton, SSND, with an attendee Suzanne Jackson (left) and Rochelle Sims (right) From left: Sisters Beatrice Saint Marie, SSND, Marcene Schlosser, SSND, and Mary Kay Brooks, SSND Eugene Holzmeister with his wife Attendees were given a delicious luncheon Attendees were given a delicious luncheon Sister Kathleen Cornell, SSND, (front) with Leslie Lopez, director of mission advancement for the School Sisters of Notre Dame
Women's Leadership Luncheon - Dallas 2014Click to view images About 80 attended a luncheon program at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in Dallas on March 20. Guests conversed before the start of the program. Guests conversed before the start of the program. Welcome by Leah Pockrandt, resource development director Grace by Sister Kathryn Frank, SSND, provincial councilor Introduction of presenter by Sister Mary Delbert Weisensel, SSND, sister donor representative Luncheon presenter Jennifer Staubach Gates, councilmember for the City of Dallas Guests listened attentively to Jennifer Staubach Gates' presentation Jennifer Staubach Gates, councilmember for the City of Dallas Jennifer Staubach Gates, councilmember for the City of Dallas Guests had a chance to meet and talk with Jennifer Staubach Gates Guests at the luncheon A guest with Sister Mary Delbert Weisensel (right) From left: Sister Kathryn Frank, Jennifer Staubach Gates and Sister Mary Delbert Weisensel
Rising Stars Volunteer Tutors 10th Anniversary CelebrationClick to view images A volunteer appreciation program was held for 67 volunteer tutors at Notre Dame of Elm Grove in Elm Grove, Wis., on March 22. Sister Mary Alyce Lach, SSND, served as the program emcee. Mary Heyn, an SSND associate and tutor led attendees in the opening prayer-song. Sister Sylvia Hecht, SSND, the director of Rising Stars, welcomed guests. Attendees gathered in the Maria Conference Center. Tim Dewane, staff member of the Shalom Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation Office, led a reflection about faith. Attendees received a variety of quotations from Catholic teaching about social justice. Attendees reflected and shared in small groups. Sister Helen Jane Jaeb, SSND, (2nd from left) shared in a reflection within her group. Attendee Jan Schuk, (3rd from left) shared her reflection in her group. The two feet of love in action: social justice and charitable works. Sister Deb Sciano, SSND, (2nd from right) participates in a reflection with her group. Tim Dewane at the podium Attendees engaged in lively conversation. Tim Dewane (left) shared some SSND history with the attendees in one of the hallways. Sister Sylvia Hecht (center) and Sister Sharon Stecker, SSND, (right) at the podium. Attendees smiled for the camera! Sisters Sharon Stecker and Sylvia Hecht (center) with some of the dedicated volunteers. From left: an attendee, Sister Sharon Stecker and Sister Sylvia Hecht From left: Sister Sharon Stecker, an attendee and Sister Sylvia Hecht From left: Sister Catherine Dundon, an attendee, Sister Sharon Stecker and Sister Sylvia Hecht Sister Joan DiProspere, SSND, (left) and Sister Sylvia Hecht Sister Sylvia Hecht is drawing out a name for the raffle prize. The prize winner poses with Sisters Sharon Stecker and Sylvia Hecht All concluded the program with a blessing.
Sister SchoolsClick to view images Nine students from Notre Dame High School in Kyoto, Japan, arrived in St. Louis Monday evening to spend time at Notre Dame High The assembly began with a procession of international flags. Sister Jan Berberich, SSND, (center) with two students. The student on the left is a current exchange student from Kyoto, Japan. Procession of international flags Procession of international flags Performance by Show Choir from Notre Dame St. Louis Performance by Show Choir from Notre Dame St. Louis Performance by Show Choir from Notre Dame St. Louis Mr. Burgess (left) is the English teacher from Notre Dame Kyoto. Performance by Notre Dame Kyoto students Performance by Notre Dame Kyoto students Performance by Notre Dame Kyoto students Ai Nakasaku, the first Japanese exchange student to study at Notre Dame St. Louis, spoke to the students about her experiences. Sister Michelle Emmerich, SSND, principal at Notre Dame St. Louis, presented Ai Nakasaku with a plaque. Together they sang the school songs for both schools. Together they sang the school songs for both schools. Some of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in the audience Ai Nakasaku (center) with two of her teachers, Sister Jan Berberich, SSND, and Brad Behrmann Every birthday party has to have cake!
Women's Leadership Luncheon - St. Louis 2014Click to view images About 180 people gathered on March 13 for a lunch and program at Maria Center on the Sancta Maria in Ripa campus in St. Louis. Sister Genevieve Cassani, SSND, (center) with guests Guests chat before going into the event SSNDs and a guest smiled for the camera! Sister Nancy Becker, SSND, greets a young guest A guest chats with Anne Carey and Debbie Rohrich-Tyler (right) Two guests read about the history of Eliza and Lizzie Scott. Sister Marie Esther Becker, SSND, (center) chats with guests Lynne Jackson (presenter) talks with Sisters Susan Jordan and Carol Marie Wildt, both SSNDs Guests at a table waiting for the program to start Sharon Bertram and Sister Gail Guelker, SSND, with guests Guests engaged in lively conversation. Leah Pockrandt, resource development director, welcomed the guests. Grace by Sister Susan Jordan, SSND, a member of the provincial council Guests enjoyed a delicious light luncheon during the program Introduction by Sister Carol Marie Wildt, SSND, associate archivist Lynne Jackson, president and founder of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation and great-great-granddaughter of Harriet & Dred Scott Lynn Jackson enthusiastically speaks about the history of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation during her presentation. Harriet Robinson Scott met her husband, Dred Scott, in 1836 and got married within a year. Mother Caroline Friess, commisary general of SSND, was saved by a slave woman and man when the ship she was on exploded. Guests listened attentively to the presentation Sister Mary Paul Holdmeyer, SSND, (purple sweater) with guests Lynne Jackson (center), chats with two guests Lynne Jackson (right), speaks with some guests at the end of her presentation.
Day at the UN CSW - 2014Click to view images Heather Thomas-Flores, Shamae Amore, and Laura Chapman attend a session on domestic violence and sexual abuse. Kathryn Roell and Irma Nayeli Rondin-Valle participate in session on domestic violence. Kathryn Roell and Heather Thomas-Flores attend a discussion on higher education and implementing Millennium Development Goals. Ruthie Taylor and panelists Barbara Bylenga, Leo Motiuk, Daniela Kaisth and Simin Wahdat discuss fulfilling the MDGs. Sister Eileen Reilly, SSND, addresses the students at the Girls' Caucus. Tiyara Townsend documents suggestions from teenage participants at the Girls' Caucus. Laura Chapman applauds a teenage participant on her suggestion at the Girls' Caucus. Hayley Robinson explains the terms of the CSW Draft Document to participants at the Girls' Caucus. Heather Thomas-Flores listens to teenage participants at the Girls' Caucus. Kathryn Roell writes suggestions from participants at the Girls' Caucus. Sister Eileen Reilly, SSND, explains the outcomes of the Girls' Caucus SSND delegates close the day by discussing their opinions on the day's sessions and information they learned.
Celebrating St. LouisClick to view images A special event with music and food celebrating the 180th anniversary of the School Sisters of Notre Dame on March 8. Lucky Ducks awarded nice prizes! Sister Linda Jansen, SSND, at the Lucky Ducky game Guests looked at silent auction items Sister Ruth Emke, SSND, at the Lucky Ducky game Tastes of St. Louis featured foods known as St. Louis specialties A sampling of St. Louis specialties From left: Event Gold Sponsor Betty Pfaff and guest with Sisters Christine Spour, SSND, and Avila Markiewicz, SSND Students from Notre Dame High School - St. Louis volunteered as servers Sister Mary Anne Owens, SSND, provincial leader, welcomed the guests. Sister Dianne Perry, SSND, provincial councilor, introduced Avenue B. Jed Moss, group member of Avenue B From left: Jed Moss, Leslie Mauldin and John Mauldin of Avenue B From left: Leslie Mauldin and John Mauldin, group members of Avenue B Avenue B performing during the event From left: Bartenders John Miller and Tom Revie of Ernesto's Winebar, which sponsored the evening Guests at Dr. Phillip Mannhard's table Guests at Anne Carey's table Closing remarks by Leah Pockrandt, resource development director Final bids being placed. Final bids being placed. Many area businesses donated prizes for the silent auction and Lucky Ducky gift bags. Wine was donated by Ernesto's Winebar
Women's Leadership Luncheon - Milwaukee 2014Click to view images President and Executive Director of Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services, Tracy Loken Weber, spoke on March 6 Mary Kay Murray, development coordinator, greets Mark A. Cameli, attorney for Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C. Sponsors, Sharon (left) and Mark Cameli visit with a luncheon guest. Attendees visited before the start of the program. Leah Pockrandt, resource development director, welcomes guests. Sister Mary Catherine Dundon, SSND, offered the luncheon grace. Sister Ellen Lorenz, SSND, introduced the speaker, Tracy Loken Weber. Sister Ellen Lorenz at the podium Tracy Loken Weber spoke on Help Wanted: Connecting Literacy to Work. Tracy Loken Weber continues her presentation. Attendees enjoying Tracy Loken Weber's presentation From left: Sister Marcie Solms, SSND, Lynn Sprangers, Lisabeth Passalis Bain and Sister Marie LeClerc Laux, SSND Following the presentation, attendees had the opportunity for questions and answers with the guest speaker. Leah Pockrandt presents a thank you gift to Tracy Loken Weber. Guests continued the conversation. Sister Jan Gregorcich, SSND, (left) and Deb Bialozynski chat at the close of the program. Lisabeth Passalis (center), the owner of the Elm Grove News - Independent, talks with Leah Pockrandt and Wanda Kohloff
Working Women's Survival ShowClick to view images From left to right: Sisters Mary Bender, Nancy Becker, Ruth Emke, Patricia Gravemann, Rose Mercurio and John LaLande Baricevic SSNDs set up a booth at St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, Mo. Sister Ruth Emke with a guest who is entering the quilt raffle The quilt raffle barrel entries at the halfway point of the show A booth display Sisters Ruth Emke and Nancy Becker with guests The beautiful quilt being raffled was created by School Sisters of Notre Dame Sisters Ruth Emke, Nancy Becker, Sharon Maureen Driscoll and Susan Renner Sister Susan Renner tells a guest about our upcoming events. A Notre Dame High School-St. Louis alumna chats with Sisters Susan Renner, Pat Delaney and Sharon Maureen Driscoll.
MSOE students share Valentines with SistersClick to view images College students from Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) visited with SSNDs in Elm Grove, Wis., on Feb. 13. Everyone at Notre Dame of Elm Grove was happy to meet all the students! One of the young women (in red sweater) graduated from Notre Dame Middle School (NDMS) in Milwaukee. A student with S. Mary Catherine Dundon (left) and S. Marie LeClerc Laux. From left: Sisters Faith Parkinson, Mary Luke Baldwin, Gilda Sturino and Marilee Ketterhagen. Sisters Faith Parkinson and Mary Luke Baldwin share a laugh with one of the students. Sister Gilda Sturino gives a kiss to one of the students. Sister Francita Orcholski admires a student’s handmade rosary. Here’s a close-up of the rosary which was made by the student’s mother. Sister Margie Ann Thole, one of the NDEG community leaders, reads a valentine. Students visit with Sisters Kathryn Van Hulst (left) and Laura Funk. Sisters Mary Leonelle Schiferl (left) and Mary Monica Jean Welniak can be seen in this photo. A student talks with Sister Christyn Willems (left) Three students kneel by the sisters’ table. Deep in a conversation with Sisters Ruth Ann Lichter (left) and Mary Catherine Dundon Sister Marie LeClerc Laux and a student share a smile. A student (left) converses with Sister Joan Elizabeth Bakle. A student talks with Sisters Mary Regina Meyer (middle) and Roger Marie Postl (right). Two students visit with a group of sisters. A student greets Sisters Karen Moore (left) and Margaret Gaier. Sisters Mary Raynalda Szyszka (left) and Esther Smith visit with two students. A student (left) engages in lively conversation with Sisters Niva Langreck and Lillia Langreck.
Open the Door discernment retreatClick to view images S. Mary Swanson, SSND, organized a discernment retreat last weekend at Visitation Monastery in Minneapolis. Art to inspire our prayer Fr Romana and Fr Ernie model spiritual direction. Holy water font... Our meditation table at the center of our circle. A room of discerners! Circle of discernment St Paul Monastery: what a blessing this local facility is for our collaborative discernment efforts. Katherine Mohan, VM (2nd row, 1st from left), Jill Underdahl, CSJ (2nd row, 3rd from left), Mary Swanson, SSND (1st row, middle)
SSNDs make Valentine's Day CardsClick to view images Elm Grove, Wis., residents make Valentines in prayerful support of 52 department heads at Mount Mary University. Sisters Mary Louis Van Straten, Joan Emily Kaul, and Marie Rose Van Deurzen Sister Anora Polega Sister Marcia Zofke Sister Rosemarita Huebner Sisters Marcia Zofke, Marie Rose Van Deurzen, Francele Sherburne and Rosemarita Huebner Sisters Joan Bakle and Anora Polega Sister Rose Miriam Phair Sister Suzanne Renee Sobcynski Sister Mary DeCleene Sisters Marianne Kempa and Gilda Sturino Sisters Arline Jaeger and Marianne Kempa Sisters Lillia Langreck and Immaculata Zoelle Sisters Jean Hasenberg and Lillia Langreck Sister Rose Helene Miller Sister Clara Ruesch Sisters Henrita Gonia, Maxine Bauer and Marie Rose Van Deurzen Sisters Therese Marie Everts and Carol Polzyn Sister Therese Marie Everts Sisters Gilda Sturino, Marianne Kempa, Mary DeCleene and Marie Rose Van Deurzen Sister Lucy Marie Rubenzer
Volunteer Luncheon at Sancta Maria in RipaClick to view images Volunteers joined the sisters for Mass in the Theresa Chapel in St. Louis prior to a special luncheon. Roy Rehme, major gifts officer, Mission Advancement (left) Debbie Rohrich-Tyler, senior coordinator, Mission Advancement (center) Guests were treated to a performance by the Notre Dame High School, St. Louis, show choir. A blessing for the volunteers
Our Lady of the Snows Christmas TreeClick to view images School Sisters of Notre Dame decorate the Christmas Tree at the Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Ill. Evergreen branches embrace angels and trumpets as they proclaim the Good News The words Gloria in excelsis Deo are nestled on the branches. Handcrafted origami angels in the tree The branches are adorned with angels and reflect the theme Songs of the Season The Nativity scene was carefully constructed of folded paper and straw.
Chapel Dedication honors SSNDsClick to view images TYME OUT Youth Ministry and Retreat Center, Nashotah, Wis., dedicated the Queen of Peace Chapel in honor of Kieren Sawyer, SSND Joe Nettesheim, TYME OUT’s executive director, welcomes participants. TYME OUT’s Sara Knutson, retreat director, on guitar and Amy Kroll, peace & justice program manager, on piano provided music. Milwaukee’s auxiliary bishop, The Most Rev. Donald J. Hying presided at the Eucharist and Chapel Blessing A teen participant read from Scripture. Elizabeth Federman, office manager & retreat director, served as a song leader. The offertory gifts of bread and wine were brought forward. Bishop Donald Hying was assisted at the Eucharist by Julie Trzebiatowski, TYME OUT’s retreat program manager. Participants at the Eucharist People joined hands and voices as they prayed Our Father. Sister Kieran Sawyer receives Communion. Following the celebration of Eucharist, Bishop Donald Hying processed with the monstrance to the new Queen of Peace Chapel. Bishop Donald Hying offered the prayers of blessing for Queen of Peace Chapel. Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki granted TYME OUT permission to establish an oratory under the title of Queen of Peace. The Blessed Sacrament will be reserved in a concameratio – Latin for vaulted or arched roof. The colorful chair, on display outside of the new Queen of Peace Chapel, is from the original TYME OUT Youth Center. The grandmother of the chair's artist (left) poses with Sister Kieran Sawyer This is TYME OUT Chapel I. The concameratio serves as a sacred place to keep the monstrance Queen of Peace is an intimate chapel where youth and adults can pray and worship in the presence of the Eucharist.
Foundation Day 2013Click to view images In Dallas: Sisters present for the Mass were recognized for the school’s founding and support they have given Notre Dame of Dallas School Bell Choir played at the Mass. Sister Suzanne Pescay, one of the founding sisters, spoke after Communion in Dallas. Sister Marie Rose Van Deurzen speaks to the staff about Foundation Day in Elm Grove, Wis. In Elm Grove, Wis.: Sister Marie Estelle Kuczynski (third from right) and staff on Foundation Day. Elm Grove, Wis.: Sister Vicki Jean Chambers (center in back) shares the Heritage Room with staff A model of the old Milwaukee motherhouse is on display in the Heritage Room. Elm Grove, Wis.: Sister Christine Maria Woyack (right) talks about the display of photos taken of sisters and ministries. Images of Blessed Theresa, Mother Caroline, the SSND General Council, and You Are Sent (Constitution of SSND) display, Elm Grove In St. Louis: Nun Buddies with Notre Dame High School student buddies gather prior to the liturgy. In St. Louis: Nun Buddies with Notre Dame High School student buddies gather prior to the liturgy. In St. Louis: Nun Buddies with Notre Dame High School student buddies gather prior to the liturgy. In St. Louis: Nun Buddies with Notre Dame High School student buddies gather prior to the liturgy. Sisters gather with Notre Dame High School students, faculty & staff members for liturgy in the Theresa Center Chapel, St. Louis Sisters gather with Notre Dame High School students, faculty & staff members for liturgy in the Theresa Center Chapel, St. Louis Sisters gather with Notre Dame High School students, faculty & staff members for liturgy in the Theresa Center Chapel, St. Louis Notre Dame High School students at the liturgy in St. Louis. Eucharistic Liturgy in St. Louis Eucharistic Liturgy in St. Louis Sisters, students and other guests enjoyed refreshments after Mass in St. Louis. Sisters, students and other guests enjoyed refreshments after Mass in St. Louis. Sisters, students and other guests enjoyed refreshments after Mass in St. Louis. Sisters, students and other guests enjoyed refreshments after Mass in St. Louis Ten vigil lights glow in the Holy Spirit community’s home chapel in St. Louis. In Guam, guests enjoyed a special 180th anniversary cake decorated with an image of the SSND foundress. From left: Associates Lucy Bazan, Laura Cruz and Cecilia Mantanona in Guam. From left: Sister Carmen Francis Siguenza, Associate Maggie Atoigue and Sister Eucharita Cruz in Guam. From left: Sister Lydia Marie Borja and Associate Jeanette Mangiona in Guam. St. Louis: Sister Hollenbach shows some of her baked goodies to one of the open house guests. The gift gallery contains a large quote from Blessed Theresa about her love and promotion of the arts. In St. Louis: Conversation is enjoyed by guests, as they peruse the gift gallery's greeting cards.
Donor Appreciation in St. Louis 2013Click to view images More than 225 guests and sisters attended the donor appreciation liturgy held at the Theresa Center Chapel in St. Louis Sisters sang in the choir Sister Susan Jordan, provincial councilor Sister Carol Ann Prenger, provincial councilor Rev. James Dougherty was presider and homilist for the liturgy. Leah Pockrandt, resource development director, welcomed and thanked guests. Donors Ann Marie Garcia and Eileen Garcia Sisters provided musical accompaniment. Sister Mary Anne Owens, provincial leader, spoke and expressed gratitude to the donors. All attendees enjoyed brunch after the liturgy Students from Notre Dame High School in St. Louis helped as servers during brunch A blessing by the sisters for the donors
Donor Appreciation in Dallas 2013Click to view images More than 70 guests and sisters attended the first donor appreciation in Dallas on Sept. 22. Guests and sisters gathered at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in Dallas. A sister served as a door greeter. S. Mary Delbert Weisensel, sister donor representative Guests smiled for the camera! A delicious brunch was served to guests Leah Pockrandt, resource development director National Honor Society students from Bishop Dunne Catholic High School (left to right) Leah Pockrandt; Very Rev. T. Michael Dugan, VF; and S. Mary Delbert Weisensel
Mount Mary's Centennial GalaClick to view images Nearly 400 guests gathered on campus to celebrate the Centennial Scholarship Dinner on Sept. 19. Brad Bernard, professor in Mount Mary’s fine arts department, created this four-panel mural based on the college's history S. Ruth Hollenbach, SSND (left); S. Ellen Lorenz, SSND (top right); S. Mary John Vonderen (bottom right) Panel illustration includes: (top) Sally Mahoney, MMC; (middle) S. Shawnee Daniels-Sykes, SSND; and (right) Patricia O'Donoghue Former Mount Mary College presidents: S. Ruth Hollenbach, SSND, and S. Ellen Lorenz, SSND, stand next to their portraits Brad Bernard greets Sisters Ruth Hollenbach and Ellen Lorenz. Brad Bernard spoke with a guest about the mural panel Sister Linda Marie Bos, SSND, assistant professor of history at Mount Mary, wears the traditional SSND habit. S. Mary Alyce Lach, SSND, conversed with S. Mary Jacqueline Buckley, SSND. S. Mary Aloyse Hessburg, SSND, executive director of Mount Mary’s Friends of Fashion visits with a guest. (left to right) SSNDs Janet Gregorcich, Kathryn Frank, Patricia Rass and Carol Ann Prenger share conversation. (left to right) Kristine Krause, MMU board member, visits with S. Shawnee Daniels-Sykes, SSND, assistant professor of theology The bells of Notre Dame Hall rang 100 times as guests moved into a tented dinner venue set on the front lawn.
International Day of Peace Prayer Service in Elm GroveClick to view images International Day of Peace Prayer Service was celebrated on Sept. 19 by School Sisters of Notre Dame and the SSND community. Many of the prayer service participants created peace prayers that were linked together on paper chains. Prayers for peace were short or long, personal or broad-focused Students and teachers from St. Mary and Notre Dame Middle schools brought forward their respective peace prayer chain. Sister Carol Ann Prenger began the service with an announcement. Sister Josephe Marie Flynn (left) spoke with a student (right.) Sister Marcia Zofkie, violinist Mary Kay Murray, development coordinator, (left) with a student (right) Sister Carol Lesch (left) with a student (right) Sister Mary Catherine Dundon (left) with a student (right) Sister Vicki Jean Chambers (left) with a student (right) Sister Marianne Kempa (left) with a student (right) Six students held a candle representing different areas in the world in need of peace. Students from Notre Dame Middle School hold onto part of the peace prayer chain. The chains of prayers will go to SSND's Holy Family Chapel to be included in the sisters’ prayers for peace for the month.
International Day of Peace Prayer Service in St. LouisClick to view images International Day of Peace Prayer Service at Notre Dame High School - St. Louis The School Sisters of Notre Dame and some of the teachers who attended Liz Miller, campus minister opening the prayer service with the song Peace Prayer by David Haas Prayer to the North, South, East and West Prayer to the North, South, East and West All followed along with Sister Jan Berberich as she led the Blessing of Compassion.
Top of the Mind Walk in MankatoClick to view images Our Lady of Good Counsel campus in Mankato, Minn., sponsored a campus Alzheimer’s/Dementia walk on Sept. 14. Opening prayer service Approximately 50 sisters took part in the festivities! Half-mile participants Notre Dame Health Care residents do their part Notre Dame Health care resident greets resting walkers More participants. Nancy Dussl, wellness coordinator, is on the right. Notre Dame Health Care residents return Participants are rewarded with apple slices and caramel sauce
Donor Appreciation in Elm Grove 2013Click to view images More than 200 guests and sisters attended a special liturgy and brunch at the Notre Dame of Elm Grove on Sept. 15 From left: Sister Margaret Mary Dohms, cantor; SSND Associate Gail Graczyk, accompanist; and Sister Marcia Zofkie, violinist Mary Kay Murray, is the new development coordinator for the Elm Grove campus. Sister Margaret Mary Dohms Rev. Steven Kropp, OFM Cap, (center) was presider and homilist for the liturgy. Leah Pockrandt, who was named as resource development director this past June, presented the resource development staff members Rev. Steven Kropp, OFM Cap, handed the cup to attendees. S. Margaret M. Dohms, S. Marcia Zofke, S. Jana Roberts and Gail Graczyk played music. Attendees enjoyed a nice brunch after the Mass. Sister Dianne Perry, provincial councilor and Mission Advancement liaison, welcomed attendees. Sister Gilda Sturino (center) enjoyed brunch with some attendees. Sister Mary Elva Wiesner Sister Mary Anne Owens, provincial leader of the Central Pacific Province, spoke and expressed deep gratitude to all the donors
Jubilee Celebration in ChatawaClick to view images Celebrating 50, 60, 70 years of vowed religious life on June 8 at St. Mary of the Pines, Chatawa, Miss. Chef John Folse of New Orleans (standing) is about to serve a festive luncheon. From left: Sisters Sandra Helton, Pat Wamser, Barb Bacak and Margaret Mary Friesenhahn Father Brian Kaskie, celebrant, during the jubilee liturgy's homily Guests enjoy the Jubilee luncheon Jubilarians gathered together for a group portrait! S. Ann Semel, 60 years, receives corsage from S. Georgiann Wildhaber. S. Christine Garcia plays guitar S. Dorez Mehrtens pins corsage on S. Sylvia Provost for her 60th jubilee celebration (left to right) S. Georgiann Wildhaber with S. Ruth Hinderer, 50 years S. Gertrude Marie Hagan, 60 years S. Helen Roper leads the choir (left to right) S. Linda Marie Hellebusch and S. Louise Marie Benecke, 60 years S. Marie Jo Lazzeri pins a corsage for S. Jean Marie Blake, 60 years (left to right) S. Nancy Flamm; S. Paul Marie Duck, 70-year jubilee; and S. Maria Elena Ferrer-Lopez S. Susan Jordan, 50 years, receives a corsage from S. Katie Frank S. Clared Coyne on keyboard and S. Celly Ann Amparano on guitar. Sisters Dana Marie Heffner, Elizabeth Newman and Carol Marie George, each celebrating their 50th jubilees
Jubilee Celebration in Elm Grove 2013Click to view images Celebrating 25, 50, 60, 70 and 75 years of vowed religious life on June 17 at St. Mary's Visitation Church in Elm Grove, Wis. S. Mary Ellen Doherty, 50 years, receives a corsage from S. Kathryn Frank. S. Helen Siwicki, 75 years, receives a corsage from S. Helen Jane Jaeb. S. Sandra Peterson, 50 years, receives a corsage from S. Kathryn Frank. S. Maria Elena Ferrer-Lopez (right) congratulates 75-year Jubilarian, S. Mary Cecilius Sliger. S. Dianne Perry shares a laugh with S. Shannon Marie Scallon, 50 years. S. Joan DiProspere presents a corsage to S. Rose M. Feess, 60 years. S. Helen Bronner, 60 years S. Marjorie Klein presents a corsage to S. Jean Ellman, 50 years. S. Susan Jordan, 50 years, (center) with Sisters Joan DiProspere (left) and Helen Jane Jaeb (right) S. Joan Elizabeth Bakle, 60 years Rev. Paul H. Colloton, OSFS, who presides at the Eucharist stands with S. Rosemary Bonk, 50 years. The Eucharistic Liturgy's entrance procession SSND Associate Marie Wronski, holding a wreath and S. Mary Swanson, 25 years, walking in front of the procession. S. Susan Jordan, 50 years, processes with Sisters Kathryn Frank and Dianne Perry. S. Mary Anne Owens, provincial leader of the Central Pacific Province, gives the welcome. Sisters and Associates formed a choir to lead the singing and music at the liturgy while S. Barb Linke directed the group. S. Marianne Siegel plays the flute. Associate Gail Graczyk plays the piano and organ. Gail Graczyk on piano and Dan Mueller, member of SS. Peter & Paul Parish in Milwaukee on trumpet. S. Marcia Zofkie, 50 years, plays the violin. S. Jean Ellman, 50 years, proclaims the first reading from Ephesians 3:14-21 Psalm 126 God Has Done Great Things for Us is sung by S. Jane Mary Lorbiecki. S. Mary Aloyse Hessburg, 60 years, pronounces the second reading from You Are Sent, the Constitution of SSND. All participants acclaim the Gospel. Alleluia! Rev. Paul H. Colloton, OSFS, proclaims the Gospel reading of John 5:9-17. S. Laura Jean Spaeth, 50 years, shares reflections on God's faithfulness. S. Mary Swanson, 25 years, reads the Prayer of the Faithful. From left: Sisters Gabriel Mary Spaeth, Joan Elizabeth Bakle and Rosemary Bonk present the offertory gifts. From left: S. Judy Fleisner, S. Marianne Kempa and Rev. Paul H. Colloton, OSFS; S. Gabriel M. Spaeth and S. Joan E. Bakle. Rev. Paul H. Colloton, OSFS, prepares the offertory gifts. The choir and musicians all preforms in unison S. Mary Lauretta Rose Koscielniak, 50 years, offers the cup to S. Ruth Karnitz. Golden Jubilarians, Sisters Marcia Zofkie and Rosemary Bonk receive the cup from two other sisters. S. Carol Marie Polczyn, 60 years, gives Communion to S. Paulina Raymond. The Provincial Council shares a blessing with those present. S. Carol Marie Polczyn, 60 years S. Janis Haustein, 50 years, (left) with S. Barbara Pfarr (right); S. Joanne Armatowski (background) S. Mary Swanson smiles for the camera! (left to right) S. Helen Jane Jaeb and S. Connie Pytlik. S. Mary Jean Paul Zagorski, 50 years, (center) is with S. Leah Marie Couvillion (left) and S. Susan Skidmore (right) (left to right) S. Dianne Perry with S. Mary Aloyse Hessburg (left to right) S. Jeanne McGue, 70 years, with S. Marie Regine Redig (left to right) S. Rose M. Fees, 60 years, is with S. Jean Ellman in front of an SSND heritage quilt.
Top of the Mind Walk at Sancta Maria in RipaClick to view images On Aug. 31, sisters, associates, staff, and friends in St. Louis took part in a walk to support the Alzheimer's Association. The temperature was in the 90s while the group walked over to Jefferson Barracks Park for a 1.5 mile course. Each person received a purple Alstroemeria flower during the walk. The walkers passed by a softball tournament sponsored by Notre Dame High School. Others walked inside on the first floor of Theresa Center and Caroline Center, marking a half mile. Brain teasers and games were available in the auditorium.
Jubilee Celebration in St. Louis 2013Click to view images School Sisters of Notre Dame celebrated 50, 60, 70 and 75 years of vowed religious life on Aug. 4 at Theresa Center Chapel. Jubilees all smiled for a group portrait! Jubilees in a group portrait Sisters Marie Virginia Strubhart and Mary Anne Owens, provincial leader Sisters M. Salesia Muckensturm and Mary Anne Owens, provincial leader 50th jubilarians entrance into the Theresa Center Chapel 50th jubilarians entrance into the Theresa Center Chapel 60th jubilarians entrance into the Theresa Center Chapel Jubilee liturgy celebration at the Theresa Center Chapel Sister Charlene Zeisset on trumpet Everyone singing in unison! Sister Mary Anne Owens, provincial leader, at the Jubilee liturgy celebration Intercessions in Spanish and Japanese by Sisters Reina Maria Quiroz (50 years) and Evangela Imamura (50 years) Presentation of gifts: Sisters Rosalyce Mercurio (50 years) and JoAnn Volk (50 years) with Father Don Wester Sister Catherine Marie Brandt (60 years) with guests Sister Joanne Hanrahan (center, 50 years) with guests Sister Lynne Schmidt (50 years) with guests Sister Nicolette Karcher (50 years) with guests Sisters Regina Kabayama, Evangela Imamura (50 years) and Gloria Hirai (50 years)
Jubilee Celebration in Mankato 2013Click to view images Hundreds of sisters gathered in the Chapel of Our Lady of Good Counsel to celebrate jubilees Sister Deanna Donahue greets jubilarian Sister Sharon Waldoch (50 years) Sister Jane Weisgran visits with jubilarian Sister Loriann Stanton (50 years) Musicians at the Jubilee Vespers Sister Mary Roman Adams congratulates jubilarian Sister Janis Haustein (60 years) Sister Andrea Zelenak visits with jubilarian Sister Honora Elsen (75 years) Jubilarians Sister Paulanne Gruber (60 years) and Sister Rita Marie Schneider (60 years) Sisters visit after Jubilee Vespers Sister Rose Mary Snaza and Sister Barbara Simek visit after Jubilee Vespers Sisters Mary Mbura and Virginia Bieren visit after Jubilee Vespers Jubilarian Sister Catherine Ann Kallhoff celebrates 60 years Sisters Rita von Holtum and Lucia Aschenbrener enjoy reception following Jubilee Vespers Sister Annabelle Theis (60 years) receives corsage from Sister Helen Jane Jaeb Sister Susan Jordan with jubilarian Sister Joanna Illig (60 years) Sister Joan DiProspere pins on jubilarian Sister Rita Marie Schneider's corsage (60 years) Jubilarian Sister Valeria Theis (60 years) and Sister Helen Jane Jaeb Jubilarian Sister Daniella Kuhn (75 years) with her sister, Sister Alene Kuhn Jubilarians celebrating 50 years: Sisters Sharon Waldoch and Susan Jordan Jubilarians celebrating 75 years: (from T to B, L to R) Sisters Daniella Kuhn, Yvonne Nohava, Dorothy Merth and Honora Elsen Jubilee setting in the chapel Sisters Mary Kay Brooks and Ann Carol Kaufenberg Sisters Rita von Holtum and Karen Thein Sister Rita Schwalbe with Sister Honora Elsen (75 years) Sister Carol Ann Prenger pins corsage on jubilarian Sister Valine Saumweber (70 years) Sister Joan DiProspere pins on jubilarian Sister Anne Marie Tholkes' corsage (70 years) 70-year Jubilarians – Sisters Valine Saumweber and Anne Marie Tholkes Sister Honora Elsen (75 years) receives a corsage from Sister Helen Jane Jaeb Sister Daniella Kuhn (75 years) receives corsage from Sister Carol Ann Prenger Sister Petrann Sieben (60 years) receives corsage from Sister Carol Ann Prenger Sister Gladys Schmitz (60 years) receives corsage from Sister Mary Anne Owens Sister Evelyn Dangel (60 years) receives corsage from Sister Mary Anne Owens Sister Yolanda Latessa (60 years) and Sister Carol Ann Prenger Sister Monica Grathwohl (60 years) and Sister Helen Jane Jaeb Sister Agnes Claire Krogman (60 years) and Sister Helen Jane Jaeb Sister Mary Anne Owens with jubilarian Sister Adelyn Vokal (60 years) 60-year Jubilarians! 50-year Jubilarians – Sisters Loriann Stanton, Sharon Waldoch and Del Marie Rysavy 60-year Jubilarians – Sisters Yolanda Latessa, Eileen Komor and Paulanne Gruber Sister Marion Welter (60 years) Sister Bernelle Taube (60 years) Sister Arlene Hodapp (60 years)
Summer Splash 2013 - Mankato, Minn.Click to view images School Sisters of Notre Dame hosted Summer Splash June 21-22 in Mankato, Minn. Twenty-one moms and 25 daughters, ages 12 to 19, attended the weekend event. Sister Joyce Kolbet (second from left) co-chaired the committee that organized the event with Sister Mary Beth Schraml. Sister Mary Swanson, right, greets one of the students at the event. Participants at the Summer Splash It was a very energizing experience for the sisters, as well as the moms and daughters. Moms and Daughters has the opportunity to work on projects together. Francheska and Ana Montemayor Moms and daughters bonded over shared projects. Activities included crafts and cooking. Lily and sue Johnson The girls came away with a better understanding of why moms do things that moms do. Enjoying a moment together on the campus of Our Lady of Good Counsel. About 45 percent of the girls had never met a sister and appreciated the opportunity to get to know the SSNDs.. Enjoying a moment together on the campus of Our Lady of Good Counsel. Sisters Mary Swanson and Raquel Ortez About 20 sisters volunteered their service as greeters or leading leading craft workshops or prayer services. Enjoying a moment together on the campus of Our Lady of Good Counsel. Sisters and participants played bingo together. Enjoying a moment together on the campus of Our Lady of Good Counsel. Sister Mary Ann Osborne, a wood sculptor, gives a demonstration at her workshop. Sister Mary Ann Osborne, a wood sculptor, discusses her work with one of the participants. Sister Raquel Ortez gave a presentation on who SSNDs are around the world. Girls and their moms work on crafts together. The event included a good balance of spiritual activities for both moms and daughters.
SSND Alumnae Celebrate College's CentennialClick to view images Mount Mary University in Milwaukee hosted more than 100 SSND alumnae at its campus on Friday, June 14, for a celebration. (L to R) Sister Jan Gregorcich and Jean Ellman (L to R) Sisters Marie Regine Redig and Christyn Willems (L to R) Sisters Georgeann Krzyzanowski and Linda Marie Bos coordinated the event. (L to R) Sisters Marianne Siegel, Ann Jerome Bisek and Anton Marie Voissem (L to R) Sisters Marie DeLourdes Larente, Marian Blong, Mary Birant Foley and Pamela Moering Sister Veronica De Cleene shows her school spirit with a Mount Mary College t-shirt. Dr. Eileen Schwalbach, president of Mount Mary (center), welcomes more than 100 School Sisters of Notre Dame who attended. Following the video screening, students led group tours including a visit to the art department. Faculty member Brad Anthony Bernard introduced SSNDs to the Centennial Mural, a four-panel work in progress. Sisters were invited to add their brush strokes to the mural. Everybody talks about all the exciting changes at Mount Mary, which officially becomes a university on July 1.
9th Annual SSND Golf Outing and Card PartyClick to view images The weather was beautiful for the ninth annual SSND Golf Outing and Card Party on June 25 at Daytona Golf Club, Dayton, Minn. Golfers await the start of the 18-hole scramble. The Speiker & Company foursome. Dave Suman and family. The Bucket Raffle was upped to 30 prizes this year. The card party tables were busy inside the clubhouse. S. Monica Wagner with this foursome including S. Bridget Waldorf, center. (L to R) Cliff Klehr, John Kunz, Ronald Huberty. The Bevers plus Scott Felton with S. Monica (center) Student volunteers helped with shuttling players and equipment. June Fitch concentrates on her bridge hand. S. Marion Welter, (left,) enjoyed a laugh at a 500 table. The Fitch group. The Vital Dyne group. (L to R) Maryilyn Wolkerstorfer, S. Monica Wagner, Patricia Foley, Jim Foley, John Wolkerstorfer. The Janikula group won second place in the golf outing. (L to R) S. Monica Wagner, Marilyn Bastian, S. Midge Breiter, S. Jean Ersfeld, Bernie Bastian. The St. Andrews Alumnae group with S. Monica (left.) Broasted chicken was on the menu for the buffet supper. S. Monica Wagner. A student of MORE, the event's special guest, shared her immigration experience at the event. Roy Rehme, major gifts officer for SSND, thanked everyone for their participation in the event. S. Justin Wirth (left) won the prize for bridge. Patricia Hasse won the prize for 500. S. Dianne Perry, right, substituted for the missing player on the first place finishing golf team from Totino-Grace High School. Golfers practice on the putting green before the putting contest won by Father John Kunz.
Ice Cream Social at The Sarah CommunityClick to view images Sisters and guests gathered at The Sarah Community in Bridgeton, Mo., for an afternoon of Ted Drewes ice cream and fun! Sisters posed for the camera while enjoying delicious ice cream! Barbershop Quartet, Sound FX Sister Adele Hulling had too much fun with the balloons! A child with his face painted posed happily with one of the clowns. Guests posed for the camera! One youngster celebrated his birthday at the event and everyone sang Happy Birthday to him! Heading back to Sancta Maria in Ripa! Sister Patricia Gravemann was the designated driver!
Wine & Chocolate Soiree - MankatoClick to view images An evening of delicious food, wine, beer and chocolate, as well as live jazz music was enjoyed by over 140 guests. Sister June Marie Tacheny (left) greeted guests at the main entrance. Paula Marti (right) of Morgan Creek Vineyards showed a bottle of wine to a guest. The Roman Holiday theme included news about the new pope. Vocalist Charmin Michelle performs with the Metro Retro trio. (left to right) Linda Rentschler and Sister Mary Beth Schraml. (left to right) Ruth Woitas and Sister Mary Donald Mille. Guests smiled for the camera! (left to right) Sister Dianne Perry, provincial councilor, talked with Brad Mathes. Bill Patnaude prepared a food tray while Sister Lucille Dehen waited. (left to right) Marilyn and Bernie Bastian. (left to right) Sister Mary Anne Schaenzer and Val Koch. (left to right) Joan Keller with Monica and Charles Priebe. (left to right) Sister Mary Donald Miller and Betty Ahlers engaged in conversation. Sister Joyce Kolbet joined Charmin Michelle and Metro Retro on the keyboard. (left to right) Sister Mary Elise Silvestri and Barbara Saba. (left to right) Mark and Barbara Traxle. Sister Monica Wagner, development of donor relations. (left to right) Sister Rose Mary Snaza and Jay Weir. Father Jon Kunz (center) enjoyed a chat with two other guests. Sister Dianne Perry. (left to right) Dessert trays brought out by Sisters Cerella Baumgartner, Judith Bakula and Esther Wagner. (left to right) Carolyn and John Kanyusik with Sister Marion Welter. (left to right) Sisters Pat McCusker and Paulette Pass. Sister Paulissa Jirik passed a dessert tray. (left to right) Sister Joyce Kolbet and Carol Dobler.
SSND Association Covenant Celebration in WisconsinClick to view images The School Sisters of Notre Dame embraced all Associates as they renewed their covenants on May 4. Sister Rosemary Bonk welcomed and called those gathered for prayer. Silver Jubilarian, Janis Fitschen, proclaimed the Scripture reading. Silver Jubilarian, Mary Heyn, lead the responsorial that she composed for Psalm 84. New Associate, Dianne Henke reads from You Are Sent (SSND Constitution.) Sister Helen Marie Skierkowski presented the reflection. Sister Helen Marie Skierkowski. Sister Maria Elena Ferrer-Lopez, provincial council contact, accepts the pre-associate, new associate and all other associates. (L to R) Pre-Associate , Laura Baranyk-Morales stood with her companion, Sister Vonnie De Cleene. (L to R) Sister Maria Elena Ferrer-Lopez, Sister Rosemary Bonk, Laura Baranyk-Morales and Sister Vonnie De Cleene. (L to R) Sister Maria Elena Ferrer-Lopez, Laura Baranyk-Morales and Sister Vonnie De Cleene. (L to R) Sisters Jan Senderak, Rosemary Bonk and Maria Elena Ferrer-Lopez; Dianne Henke and Sister Lillia Langreck. Dianne Henke (center) is welcomed as a new associate! (L to R) Sister Maria Elena Ferrer-Lopez congratulates Silver Jubilarian, Associate Mary Heyn. Sister Elizabeth Marie Hoell read the intercessions. (L to R) Silver Jubilarian, Associate Janis Fitschen and her husband, joined in the community singing. (L to R) Sisters Maria Elena and Rosemary offered a blessing. (L to R) Sisters Helen Marie and Maria Elena, Associate Dianne Henke and Sisters Lillia and Janet.
Wine & Chocolate Soiree - St. LouisClick to view images An evening of delicious food, wine and chocolate, as well as a concert, was enjoyed by 120 guests. Welcome by Sister Dianne Perry, provincial councilor. (left to right) Violinist Sister Barbara Rupp, pianist Jed Moss and soloist Doris Brunatti. (left) Doris Brunatti and (right) Jed Moss performed for the guests. Duet by Jed Moss and Doris Brunatti with pianist Amanda Suchara. Taking a bow with Sister Barbara Rupp. (left to right) Jed Moss and Doris Brunatti with provincial councilors Sisters Joan DiProspere, Susan Jordan and Dianne Perry. (left) Betty Pfaff, event sponsor, had a chat with (right) Doris Brunatti. (left to right) Jed Moss with Event Sponsor Betty Pfaff. Guests posed and smiled for the camera! Fine wine with glasses. Delicious sweets and chocolate. (left to right) Debbie Rohrich-Tyler, John Miller and Farrell Tyler. Volunteer servers from Notre Dame High School. (far right) Amanda Suchara entertained on keyboard during the reception. (left to right) Doris Brunatti and Jed Moss with Mr. & Mrs. Philip Mannhard, DDS, event sponsors. (left to right) Jed Moss and Doris Brunatti.
Wine & Chocolate Soiree - MilwaukeeClick to view images An evening of delicious food, wine and live Celtic music was enjoyed by 140 guests on April 13. An assortment of appetizing food awaited guests! Guests helped themselves to the delicious food and chocolate. Sister Jana Roberts spoke before Frogwater began their preformance. Frogwater preformed during the event. Guests enjoyed lively conversation. Roy Rehmes, major gifts officer, spoke with a guest. A group of guests poised for the camera! Debbie Rohrich-Tyler spoke during the event. Sister Mary Faith Parkinson, NDEG assistant community leader. (left to right) Sisters Cindy Brune and Margaret Mary Dohms. (right) Debbie Rohrich-Tyler engaged in conversation with a guest. (left) Sisters Mary Elva Wiesner and (far right) Mary Jean Louise Rechner shared a laugh with a guest.
Cardinals Home Opener Party at Sancta Maria in RipaClick to view images Heidi Glaus, reporter for NewsChannel 5 in St. Louis, joined the festivities and reported live from the party at 5 and 6 p.m. Heidi interviewing Sister Sharon Rose Terbrock. Sister Sharon Rose live on the newscast! Heidi interviewing Sister Susan Birk. Heidi Glaus interviewing Sister Susan Birk who is against praying for sporting events and... ... Sister Ann Marie Bonvie who is for praying for sporting events! The taping ended with the traditional Channel 5 is Number 1. The taping ended with the traditional Channel 5 is Number 1. A brave Baltimore Orioles fan in the crowd!
Women's Leadership Luncheon 2013 - DallasClick to view images More than 50 people gathered on March 21 for a lunch and program at Notre Dame of Dallas. (right) Sister Sandra Helton, SSND, helped register guests at the registration desk. (left to right) Sandy Morgan; Sister Mary Delbert Weisensel, SSND; and Sister Dawn Achs, SSND. Guests enjoyed a greet and chat before the beginning of the luncheon. Guests patiently waited for the program and luncheon to begin. Sister Mary Delbert Weisensel, SSND, donor relations coordinator for the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Featured speaker Dr. Susan Hanssen, associate professor of history at the University of Dallas. Attendance prize winner! (left to right) Sandy Morgan; Sister Mary Delbert Weisensel, SSND; and Dr. Susan Hanssen. (from left) S. Dawn Achs, S. Mary Delbert Weisensel, Dr. Susan Hanssen, S. Sandra Helton, & S. Kathryn Hoener.
Women's Leadership Luncheon 2013 - St. LouisClick to view images More than 130 people gathered on March 14 for a luncheon program at Maria Center on the Sancta Maria in Ripa campus in St. Louis Sister Kathy Schmittgens, SSND, (left) with two guests. Sister Mary Ann Nestel, CSJ, of Carondelet Community Betterment, speaker Bridget Flood and Reginald Scott, of Lemay Housing. (left to right) Sister Joanne Hanrahan, SSND, and Sister Mary Pezold, CCVI. Cynthia Stevenson conversed with other guests. Guests were engaged in conversation before the start of the program. Resource Development volunteers Lily Rengstorf, John Miller and Kathy Bucher Rohrich, NDHS '64 SSND wellness director Ana Casey spoke with guests. (l to r) Sister Avila Markiewicz, SSND, Sister Christine Spour, SSND and Betty Pfaff, NDHS '56. Melissa Brickey conversed with others at her table. Sister Jacqueline Toben, SSND, Jane Lammers and Toni Jordan had lively conversation. Welcoming remarks by Sister Patricia Gravemann, SSND. Grace by Debbie Rohrich-Tyler, NDHS '87, Resource Development. Introduction by Sister Joanne Hanrahan. Featured speaker Bridget McDermott Flood of the Incarnate Word Foundation and NDHS '74. Bridget Flood continued her presentation. Patrice Thibodeau spoke with another guest. (left to right) Bridget Flood, Sister Mary Pezold and Sister Rosemary Hufker, SSND. Major Gifts Officer Roy Rehme (left) enjoyed a chat with guests. Bridget Flood with colleagues from the Incarnate Word Foundation. Bridget Flood with Sister Joanne Hanrahan. Patrice Thibodeau, Amelia Flood and Bridget Flood.
Women's Leadership Luncheon 2013 - MilwaukeeClick to view images About 75 people gathered on March 8 (International Women's Day) for a lunch and program at Notre Dame of Elm Grove, Wis. Participants patiently waited for the luncheon program to begin. A hearty meal was distributed for the participants. LaDonna Borth welcomed attendees. Sister Mary Anne Owens, provincial leader of the School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province opened the presentation. Debbie Rohrich-Tyler led the meal prayer. Sister Dianne Perry, provincial councilor of the School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province introduced the speaker. Danae D. Davis, chief executive officer of PEARLS for Teen Girls, Inc. As the honorary guest speaker, Danae D. Davis presented during the luncheon. Danae D. Davis continued her speech and presentation at the luncheon. Participants finished their luncheon meals and chatted with each other.
March on March 8 to End Violence Against WomenClick to view images Mary Packard, Kelly Coons, Denise Hyland, Celesté Holmes-Tate, Rachel De La Haya, Sister Eileen Reilly, SSND Denise Hyland, Kelly Coons, Sister Eileen Reilly don vests for the march. Sister Sharon Kanis (center in pink coat) marches with the SSND delegation in the demonstration. Celesté Holmes-Tate, Sister Sharon Kanis, Denise Hyland, Mary Packard, Rachel De La Haya, Sister Eileen Reilly. Waiting for the speaches to begin in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza. Ban Soon-taek, patron of UN Women for Peace and wife of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Lakshmi Puri, deputy executive director of UN Women Actress Susan Sarandon read a statement from the Pakistani girl shot on her school bus for standing up for girls' education Activist and model Christy Turlington UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (center) greats the speakers after the demonstration Mary Packard, a professor at Notre Dame of Maryland University, braves the snow and sleet at the demonstration Denise Hyland, a student at University of Wisconsin-Madison, talks with other members of the SSND delegation. Denise Hyland, Rachel De La Haya, Sister Eileen Reilly, Sister Sharon Kanis, Mary Packard Sister Eileen Reilly, SSND, (center) with two of the demonstrators at the march