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Spotlight on: The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and the National Black Sisters’ Conference


54 Years and Counting

Three recent events highlighting the experience of Black Women Religious in the U.S. received considerable coverage in the secular and religious media. The first was the presentation of NETWORK’S Distinguished Justice Seeker Award to the National Black Sisters’ Conference. The second was the Georgetown University’s Dahlgren Dialogue on Sister Thea Bowman. The third was the publication of the book, Subversive Habits: Black Catholic Nuns in the Long African American Freedom Struggle.

Creatively Sharing Saint Julie’s Wisdom with Grandparents

Have you ever thought about relating songs to your favorite maxims of Saint Julie?  This May, students at Mount Notre Dame in Cincinnati presented a beautiful concert focused on six themes in the writings of Saint Julie that inspired them. Lingering concerns about Covid made planning the traditional Grandparents Day Mass, brunch and school tours in September difficult so the Spring Concert provided a creative alternative. 

Highlights from Service — West Coast

As the Notre Dame Mission Volunteer AmeriCorps service year begins to enter the final stretch, members continue to do amazing things in the community. A member at Pajaro Loaves and Fishes in Watsonville, California recently nominated their service site for a community service award and won! This is what that member had to say about the honor:


USIG Pledges to Vulnerable Synodality

As we consider our outreach to those who are considering a call to religious life, the concept of synodality can be an important part of reaching out to those who are interested in exploring religious life.

Synodality comes from the Greek words that mean “walking together.” This past January, the Union of International Superior Generals began a series of gathering testimonies from their members in ninety-seven countries in preparation for their plenary session. Sisters from all over the world gave testimony to a shared reality of vulnerability and a need for deeper solidarity with each other and with the whole people of God.

Ecumenical Advocacy Days - 2022

Ecumenical Advocacy Days conferences began in 2003 with the theme Churches for Middle East Peace. The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur have been a sponsoring organization for Ecumenical Advocacy Days for many years. The event normally attracts one thousand spirit-sent attendees who energetically converge on Capital Hill to lobby Congress after two days of learning and praying together. Lobby Day is the focus of the gathering.

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