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Sister’s reflection on climate change featured in Global Sisters Report

October 9, 2017 – Sister Judith Best’s reflection “Climate change and me” is featured in the Global Sisters Report. She calls on people to care for the Earth and be mindful of their impact. She also reflects on the urgency of climate change, and while recognizes the dire need for change, looks to small pieces of hope. Read more about Sister Judith’s reflection.



SSND to no longer invest in fossil fuels

October 3, 2017 – School Sisters of Notre Dame are one of 40 Catholic organizations to announce that they will no longer invest in fossil fuels. "Catholic institutions' decision to remove their support for fossil fuels is based on both their shared value of environmental protection and the financial wisdom of preparing for a carbon-neutral economy," the Global Catholic Climate Movement, which coordinated the effort, said in a statement. Read more about SSND’s response to the Pope’s call for action on climate change.



Shalom/UN-NGO News North America

October 2, 2017 – The October issue of Shalom/UN-NGO newsletter is available online. This newsletter is an e-publication of the School Sisters of Notre Dame that provides timely information for reflection and action on priority matters of justice, peace and integrity of creation. Read more about SSND social justice issues.



St. Louis Jubilarians featured in local diocesan newspaper

September 22, 2017 - School Sisters of Notre Dame who have served 10 years or more in the St. Louis Archdiocese were featured in the St. Louis Review Catholic newspaper's Jubilee supplement. The supplement celebrates women and men religious within the archdiocese. Read more about the Jubilarians celebrating in St. Louis.



Sister reflects on Dante’s wisdom during political crisis

September 21, 2017 – Sister Judy Best was featured in Global Sisters Report for her article “Dante’s wisdom in our political crisis.” She explores how Dante’s teachings relate to family conversations about politics. Read Sister Judy’s reflection.



Sister Mary Kay Ash to be inducted into Loyola Hall of Fame

September 13, 2017 – Sister Mary Kay Ash will be inducted into the Loyola Hall of Fame for her work as an intermediate school teacher and coordinator of the media center computer lab. Loyola Catholic School’s SCHOLA Foundation in Mankato, Minnesota, will host the ceremony on October 2. Read more about the Hall of Fame ceremony.



Sister featured for service as music teacher

September 7, 2017 – Sister Gail Buckman, the music teacher at St. Gabriel the Archangel School in St. Louis, was featured in the St. Louis Review Catholic newspaper for her work. She has taught students at St. Gabriel since 1996, and has taught school children in an orchestral setting for over 50 years. Read more about how Sister Gail has inspired students.



Sister’s work with migrant families featured in diocesan newspaper

September 1, 2017 – Sister Mary Ellen Doherty was featured in the Catholic Philly Catholic newspaper for her work with migrant families. She teaches summer classes in Wautoma, Wisconsin, about the Catholic sacraments, specifically first Communion and confirmation. Read more about Sister Mary Ellen’s work.



Shalom/UN-NGO News North America

August 31, 2017 – The September issue of Shalom/UN-NGO newsletter is available online. This newsletter is an e-publication of the School Sisters of Notre Dame that provides timely information for reflection and action on priority matters of justice, peace and integrity of creation. Read more about SSND social justice issues.



ReEchoes Fall Newsletter

August 30, 2017 – The fall issue of ReEchoes is available online. ReEchoes is a biannual Good Counsel Academy Alumnae publication for Our Lady of Good Counsel Academy. Good Counsel Academy was part of Mankato’s educational tradition from 1912 until it closed in 1980. The association continues to be active and provides a connection for alumnae, faculty and friends. Read more...



SSNDs in Mankato hold vigil to protest racism

August 16, 2017 – School Sisters of Notre Dame in Mankato, Minnesota, held a vigil to condemn the actions of the KKK, the alt right and neo-Nazis in Virginia. The vigil was held during evening prayers on Tuesday, August 15, at Our Lady of Good Counsel. Over 80 people attended to stand in solidarity against racism. Read more about the vigil.



Across provinces and around the world

Sister Leetta Hammack works with children at Tupasy Roga, an after-school program for children in Paraguay. August 7, 2017 – Sister Leetta Hammack’s story of becoming a sister is similar to many, but a tragedy, a dream and God’s call made her story one of hope, excitement and internationality. She is from St. Louis, but followed a calling to Latin America and currently serves in Paraguay. Read more about Sister Leetta's work.



Sister Mary Emmanuel Fallenstein drives this year's ice cream truck

July 28, 2017 - Sister Mary Emmanuel Fallenstein, of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Mankato, drove this year's ice cream truck while delivering ice cream to sisters and employees on her route. The truck came complete with the traditional ice cream truck jingle, alerting those nearby to frozen treats. The entire event, which included caroling, was featured in The Free Press. Read more about caroling and ice cream.



Shalom/UN-NGO News North America

July 26, 2017 – The August issue of Shalom/UN-NGO newsletter is available online. This newsletter is an e-publication of the School Sisters of Notre Dame that provides timely information for reflection and action on priority matters of justice, peace and integrity of creation. Read more about SSND social justice issues.



Shalom News North America

July 12, 2017 – The July/August issue of Shalom News North America is available online. Shalom News is an e-publication of the School Sisters of Notre Dame that provides timely information for reflection and action on priority matters of justice, peace and integrity of creation. Read more about SSND social justice issues.



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