As we remember Sister Dorothy Stang during the 15th Anniversary of her death, we proudly sing-out her name:
When our care for creation
Becomes our vocation,
Let this be the time….
When the heart of our labor
Promotes love of neighbor,
Let this be the time…
"Let this be the Time" by Lori True
On February 12, 2020, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in the United States will begin a year-long remembrance of Sister Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN, who was murdered in the Amazon in Brazil on February 12, 2005. We invite the SNDdeN Associates, friends, colleagues and those who have been touched by Sister Dorothy to join in this remembrance, which is a reflection on her life as well as a forward-looking acknowledgement that Sister Dorothy’s legacy endures in us.
We are very pleased to announce that the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) has chosen Sister Patricia Chappell, SNDdeN to receive the 2020 Outstanding Leadership Award.
Did you ever think that Saint Julie Billiart could be a worldwide patroness of catechetical teachers? Saint Julie’s first ministry was teaching the field workers about God and the Catholic faith before she even imagined beginning schools to educate girls. She must be smiling as she sees Sister Marilyn Kerber, SNDdeN training catechists throughout the world using the Internet.
On January 20th, our Notre Dame Mission Volunteers AmeriCorps (NDMVA) members across the country used their day off for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday as a day on for service. Activities ranged from the community beautification projects in Philadelphia to participating in a large- scale school project in Los Angles. From coast to coast, their service was made more meaningful with the team reflections and discussions to honor Dr. King’s legacy of hope and unity.