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Honoring Blessed Theresa

Blessed Theresa Statue on Sancta Maria in Ripa Campus May 8, 2017 – On May 9, we honor Blessed Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger, our Foundress, on her death date. She created the School Sisters of Notre Dame with the vision of educating the girl-child and transforming the world through education. We invite you to learn more about our foundress. How has God challenged you to make a difference? Read more…



Sister praises teaching program’s individualized focus

May 4, 2017 – Sister Carleen Reck wrote “The way it’s supposed to be” for the Global Sisters Report website. In her story, Sister Carleen examines the benefit of the English Tutoring Project’s (ETP) individualized teaching style. ETP is a collaborative effort among several communities of women religious that addresses the needs and differences of immigrant and refugee children. By tailoring tutoring efforts to each student, ETP helps students achieve remarkable success that carries through their academic, personal and professional careers. Read more…



Shalom News North America

May 2, 2017 – The May 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…



Woodcarving sister featured in Basilica of St. Mary’s magazine

May 1, 2017 – Sister Mary Ann Osborne and her woodcarving studio were featured in “Revealing the Stories,” an article in the Basilica of St. Mary’s magazine. Her art tells stories from Scripture and feast days, and provides commentary on local and international events. Sister Mary Ann’s works can be viewed at her studio space at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Mankato, Minn. Read more about Sister Mary Ann’s woodcarving.



SSND teams up with Give STL Day

Give STL Day Button April 27, 2017 – On May 11, School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province will participate in Give STL Day - an online day of giving where organizations like ours reach out to share our mission and raise funds. We ask friends and supporters in the St. Louis area to get behind this effort and give. How can you make Give STL Day a success and help us further our mission? >MORE



Associate helps new refugees in Milwaukee

Associate Kate Fontanazza ESL students learning to dress in layers. April 10, 2017 – Associate Kate Fontanazza tutors the Karen people from Burma in English as a second language, specifically five blind men. She assists her students overcome the language barrier so they can better integrate into American culture and achieve basic independence. How do you help those in need? >MORE



Sister Rose Rita Huelsmann and Criminal Justice Ministry featured in St. Louis Review

April 7, 2017 – Sister Rose Rita Huelsmann has served as the Criminal Justice Ministry’s coordinator of volunteers since 2004. She announced she will be retiring from her role, and was honored with a lifetime service award at CJM’s Annual Evening of Appreciation. Sister Rose Rita organizes volunteers, who visit prisons and help inmates succeed upon release. She has worked with as many as 400 volunteers at a time. Read more…



East Side Learning Center releases third edition of newsletter

April 7, 2017 – The East Side Learning Center’s newsletter is now available. Located in St. Paul, the ESLC aims to unlock each child’s potential through the foundation of reading. Read more…



New edition of English Tutoring Project newsletter available

April 1, 2017 – The latest edition of the English Tutoring Project’s newsletter is now available. The English Tutoring Project tutors immigrant and refugee children throughout the St. Louis area in English language skills, helping them become successful in school and later in life. Read more...



Shalom News North America

March 22, 2017 – The April 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. Ready more...



Learning Center Director featured in Mankato Free Press

March 20, 2017 – Sister Dorothy Zeller, director of the Good Counsel Learning Center at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Mankato, Minnesota, and her work educating the community were featured in the Mankato Free Press. The Learning Center tutors students in English as a second language and math, and helps refugees and immigrants work towards obtaining U.S. citizenship. Read more…



Ministry in an unlikely place

Associate Mary Heyn of Milwaukee has a unique location for her ministry: on a bus. March 20, 2017 – Associate Mary Heyn of Milwaukee has a unique location for her ministry: on a bus. She has published five books that explain Scripture and distributes the books on buses and at bus stops. She hopes the books will help people form closer relationships with God. In what ways can you help the spiritual lives of others? >MORE



Global Partners: Running Waters featured in Liguorian Magazine

March 10, 2017 – Sister Jan Gregorcich was interviewed by the Liguorian Magazine to talk about her ministry, Global Partners: Running Waters, Inc. The ministry works to build relationships with Latin America and ensure communities have access to clean water. In 2003, Sister Jan and Associate Dianne Henke began Global Partners, Running Waters to fulfill a critical need, as access to water can make a difference between life and death. Since its foundation, the ministry has completed 120 projects, with more than half of them related to clean water. Read more…



Sister Helen Jaeb and VINE Faith in Action highlighted in video

March 9, 2017 – Sister Helen Jaeb, a coordinator of the Adult Literacy Center at VINE Faith in Action in Mankato, Minn., was interviewed as part of a video celebrating VINE’s 2017 NuStep Pinnacle Award. Sister Helen’s ministry works with refugees to help them acclimate to American culture through advanced language skills. VINE received the award for “whole person wellness,” or helping people in a variety of ways. >MORE



ReEchoes Spring Newsletter

March 3, 2017 – The spring 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...



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