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Sister Jennifer Marie Zimmermanof the Sisters of Notre Dame in Toledo is Featured in a New Video
Sr. Jennifer Marie shares her unusual ministry and her experience becoming a sister in this compelling new video. Watch the video here...
Sr. Mary Kathleen Burns to Speak at St. Cornelius ParishJoin Sr. Kathleen Burns, Thursday June 7th from 7:30 - 9:30pm for an "Upper Room" presentation called Jesus and the Wisdom Books. Learn about this an other "Upper Room" presentations here...
Congratulations to Sr. Mary Grace Leung and Sr. Donna Marie Appert on their graduations! This spring, Sr. Grace received a Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Ministry from
St. John's Seminary in Camarillo. This degree is designed to train students for pastoral ministry, but Sr. Grace sees applications for her education in various service capacities whether in administration at a school or parish, or at the Archdiocesan level. Sr. Donna Marie graduated with a Masters in Catholic Schools Inclusion Education from Loyola Marymount University, which helped her find new ways to adjust
classroom instruction to meet the many learning needs of the students in her classroom. Sister
plans to work with her school to create a team to further implement the pedagogical tools she learned at LMU.
Sister Lisa Megaffin Interviewed by the Ventura County Star
When the Sisters of Notre Dame came to California in 1924, that first group of 11 women immediately got to work readying classrooms for the first groups of young students. Today, the SNDs maintain that commitment to education with sisters teaching everything from preschool through graduate level classes. Sr. Mary Lisa Megaffin was recently interviewed by the Ventura County Star and talked about this commitment to serving others through education. Read the whole article here.
Nine Sisters of Notre Dame Celebrated Jubilees.
Nine sisters of Notre Dame celebrated their Jubilees this summer in Thousand Oaks. More than 400 guests came to St. Julie Billiart Parish to share in the joy of our jubiliarians' commitment to service. Thank you to our many generous supporters!
Sister Mary Joann Schlarbaum
Sister Florette Marie Adams
Sister Betty Mae Bienlein
Sister Mary Regina Robbins
Sister Mary Karlynn Werth
Sister Mary Anncarla Costello
Sister Marie Paul Grech
Sister Mary Judeen Julier
Sister Mary Jolisa Lazaro
Internationa Health Care Conference
The Covington, KY Province of the Sisters of Notre Dame hosted an
International Health Care Conference April 30 to May 10. The focus of the conference was to bring Sisters of Notre Dame who are involved in health care ministries together, to share insights into their charism and its expression through health care, to
join in conversations with other health care providers, and to facilitate collaboration and networking opportunities within the Congregation. Conference participants also had an opportunity to address other topics relevant to health care professionals
and tour Congregational health care facilities. The ten day conference includeed trips to Chardon, Toledo and Thousand Oaks Provinces as well. It was delightful to host our international sisters as they toured California.
Forty-four Sisters from seven countries participated in the conference. Our
prayers are with Sr. Mary Luellen Boeglin and the many other sister doctors and sister nurses as well as they continue to collaborate on ways to grow in their ministries!
Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign Continues
Sisters of Notre Dame supported National Human Trafficking Day 2013 in a variety of ways. Many of the SNDs were in downtown LA for the Freedom Walk and then the Freedom Fair. This year's Justice Symposium will be held at Mount St. Mary's on March 9. For more information, click here.