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Remembering Sr. Dwina Marie Towle

Remembering Sr. Dwina Marie Towle

With hope that she is now enjoying eternal rest and with gratitude for her life of consecration, we announce the passing of our dear Sr. Dwina Marie Towle on Sunday, May 13. Although she suffered from respiratory health issues for the past several years, Sr. Dwina Marie was…
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HOPE and HEALING for those suffering from mental illness

HOPE and HEALING for those suffering from mental illness

As Sisters of Notre Dame, we hold those suffering from mental illness close to our hearts. We join the bishops of California in these sentiments: "As pastors and bishops, we are deeply concerned with the heartbreaking prevalence of mental illness in our society and are taking action to…
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Remembering Sr. Mary Emilie Ann Palladino

Remembering Sr. Mary Emilie Ann Palladino

With the hope that she is now enjoying eternal rest and with gratitude for her life of consecration, we announce the passing of our dear Sr. Mary Emilie Ann Palladino.  Her devotion will long be remembered by the thousands she inspired in her ministries in Catholic education and parish…
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Providing Food Assistance to the Impoverished

Providing Food Assistance to the Impoverished

The Sisters of Notre Dame is an organization of Catholic women religious based in Ohio, Kentucky and California. Our organization pays very close attention to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) because SNAP plays a critical role in addressing hunger and food insecurity in our community and is…
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A call for peace

A call for peace

The Sisters of Notre Dame of the United States are deeply disturbed by the violence we see around us.  Since Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 there have been many school shootings with six shootings so far in 2018.  We pray for those who grieve and for those…
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The Lord is close to the brokenhearted

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted

The Sisters of Notre Dame were touched today by the procession which traveled through Thousand Oaks, honoring Cory Iverson, the firefighter who lost his life fighting the Thomas Fire.  Although the fires have not been near our Notre Dame Center, we know students, colleagues and Associates who have…
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Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe

As we celebrate this feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we offer this Prayer for Migrant Families as promoted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Good and gracious God, we thank you for the gift of families. We are grateful for all of the joy and…
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Carrying our neighbors in our hearts and in our prayer

Carrying our neighbors in our hearts and in our prayer

The Sisters of Notre Dame offer our prayers and support to our many Associates, friends and donors who are suffering from the fires in Ventura, Ojai and Santa Paula, as well as other areas of Los Angeles County.  Several of our Associates have been evacuated.   Sr. Margaret Mary Scott…
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Sembrando Esperanza/Planting Hope opens in La Colonia

Sembrando Esperanza/Planting Hope opens in La Colonia

Sembrando Esperanza/Planting Hope (SEPH) recently opened to provide academic and personal enrichment for the children of La Colonia in Oxnard.   SND Associate and SEPH volunteer, Annabelle Gordon, had these early observations:  "SEPH has been operational for only a few days, but the response from the kids has been…
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