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Since our arrival in California in 1924, the Sisters of Notre Dame have founded and administered in more than 20 schools. Today our sponsored institutions reach students from preschool all the way through high school, and as far away as Uganda.

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Foundation Day, 2016

Foundation Day, 2016

On October 1, the Sisters of Notre Dame will commemorate the 166th anniversary of our foundation in Coesfeld, Germany. How little did Hilligonde Wolbring (Sister Mary Aloysia) and Elisabeth Kuhling (Sister Mary Ignatia) realize the impact their lives would have, so many years later and so many miles…
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Call to action in the struggle against slavery

Call to action in the struggle against slavery

Today is the feast of St. Peter Claver, the saint who ministered to slaves from West Africa in Cartagena, Columbia, during the 1600's. In Luke 4:18, Jesus indicated that his mission included releasing those held captive.  As disciples of Jesus, then, we are also called to work on behalf…
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World Day of Prayer for Creation

World Day of Prayer for Creation

September 1 was proclaimed as the World Day of Prayer for Creation by the Orthodox Church in 1989, and many other Christian churches have joined since then, with Pope Francis most recently in 2015. It was then extended to be a month-long Season of Creation, ending on October 4 (Feast of St.…
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Seeking God’s Dream for Me

Seeking God’s Dream for Me

Vocations California is hosting a one-day retreat for men and women between 18 and 40.  "Seeking God's Dream for Me:  Tools for Christ-Centered Decision Making." Date:  Saturday, September 10, 2016 between 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Location:  Little Sisters of the Poor, 2100 S. Western Ave., San Pedro…
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SND*USA Vocation Retreat

SND*USA Vocation Retreat

Our SND Spirituality Retreat that was held June 9-12, 2016 in Covington, Kentucky was the first time Vocation Directors from across the four provinces facilitated a retreat together.  What a grace filled experience this was for all of us! Read more.
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New Associates Join the Sisters of Notre Dame

New Associates Join the Sisters of Notre Dame

The concept of discipleship is woven throughout the Gospels.  In our everyday lives, we can easily identify  three levels of discipleship:  nominal, intentional and radical. A nominal disciple is “in name only”—and it is easy to notice areas of our lives in which we nominally follow someone or…
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Ugandan Sisters Visit

In 1992, Bishop Deogratias visited our Motherhouse in Rome requesting sister educators for his diocese of Hoima in Uganda, East Africa.  The then superior general, Sister Mary Joell Overman asked the four United States provincials if there was any interest in this project.  As a response to this…
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Stop Human Trafficking

Are you interested in learning more about what you can do to fight human trafficking? Check out our Stop Trafficking Newsletter learn more about how you can get involved.
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