Inspired by the recent Leadership Council for Women Religious (LCWR) conversations on strengthening the bonds among congregations of women religious in the United States, nineteen Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in the southern neighborhoods of Boston and the adjoining suburbs of Quincy and Milton, hosted the gathering for sisters living in those areas. The SNDdeNs, along with the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston and Springfield, Sisters of Charity of Halifax and Nazareth, Blessed Sacrament Sisters, Daughters of St. Paul, Carmelites of the Aged and Infirm, School Sisters of Notre Dame, and Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception enjoyed renewing friendships and making new ones.
As they enjoyed the delicious ice cream Sundaes and other desserts, Sisters engaged in lively conversations about their varied ministries and communities. There was an energy as sisters shared their experiences in health care, education, social services, parish ministry and work for social justice. Ideas were shared, stories were told, and new connections were made.
Sisters were delighted to gather and they left the social promising to stay connected and to continue these gatherings. They also encourage others to replicate this in other areas.