News & Events

Sisters Teach in an Isolated Place

Chidinma Nwasunja SNDdeNAs the poorest school mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN) in Nigeria, Notre Dame Nursery and Primary School, Ugwuomu-Nike, fosters the charism of our Congregation by taking education to a small village, an abandoned place.

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Art for Good

Tote BagSr. Terry Davis, SNDdeN has initiated a new art/website project. She discovered an online service, Fine Art America which enabled her to create her own website: Art for Good.

 

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New Sites Bring Light and Life

Congolese mother and babyThe success of the African Photovoltaic Project in providing life and light to African communities relies on many people, and the continuing support of SNDdeN Units. Today the APP provides access to electricity, water purification systems and technology for communications in four sites in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and in five sites in Nigeria.

 

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Changing Times in Protecting Our Planet

by Sister Claudine Dumbi, SNDdeN

Sr. Claudine works in the "fields" of food security and sustainability. Prior to the March 18, 2015 release of Pope Francis' Laudato Si', she wrote:"Many persons together can effect global change. The responsibility for protecting our planet belongs to all of us."

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The Vision Unfolds

by Sister Carol Shoup, SNDdeN

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Notre Dame High School, San Jose, CA is part of another story which began over 170 years ago at the Port of Antwerp in Belgium. Having waited for weeks for winds to propel l'Infatigable, six Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN) set sail for the faraway land of Oregon.

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An Invitation to a Romaria

Romaria (Pilgrimage) 2015 celebrates the 10th anniversary of Sr. Dorothy Stang's matrydom.From July 23-26, 2015 groups of about 50 to 250 people will walk 34 miles from the St. Raphael Center (Anapu, Para, Brazil) to the Project of Sustainable Development, Esperança.

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Laudato Si'

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis' encyclical 'Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home is a call for global action as well as an...

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Mission in America

In this Year of Consecrated Life, the Church is celebrating religious congregations throughout the world. The Church recognizes also their founders and foundresses.

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Lent 2014/

Will you join US on this year’s Lenten journey? God’s Word will be our guide. Stories from Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur around the world and children who lack one of life’s most basic necessities – sustainable food sources will set the direction.

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The African Vulnerable Children Project

As part of the Living Compassion Africa Team, Sister Phyllis D'Anna SNDdeN visited Zambia during August. While in Kantolomba, a slum area on the outskirts of Ndola, Zambia, we saw DAILY, tangible evidence of the difference my Zen Community, Living Compassion, is making: smiling faces, healthy bodies, energetic playing, well over 800 plates of food served up to the children and adults in the African Vulnerable Children Project every day.

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Vision Becomes Reality

Encouraged by Sr. Lorraine Connell, our General Treasurer, and Mr. Louis Casey, an electrical engineer, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur began African Photovoltaic Project (APP) in 2003.

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Nigeria's Jubilee Celebrated in Birkdale, England

On May 3, 2013, at Birkdale, England, many Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN) from the British Province celebrated the 50th anniversary of the founding of the SNDdeN Province in Nigeria. The date chosen commemorated the first Mass in the Sisters’ founding convent in Oro, Nigeria. 

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NDA Claims Massachusetts’ “We The People” Title

In truth, they would have been happy to make the top 3. But winning the state championship was a whole lot sweeter. Academy of Notre Dame Tyngsboro won the state title in the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Competition held at the John F. Kennedy School of Government on January 26th. The team will advance to represent the state of Massachusetts in the National Competition April 26-29 in Washington, DC.

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Lent 2013

Will you join US on this year’s Lenten journey? God’s Word will be our guide. Stories from Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur around the world and children who lack one of life’s most basic necessities – pure water will set the direction.

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Educators from Ten Countries Meet for an International Conference

Over two hundred educators from 10 countries gathered for four days, July 12-15, 2012 for an international Educational Conference, entitled Networking for Mission II, sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN) and Emmanuel College in Boston, MA. Administrative and teaching personnel, both Sisters and laity, shared expertise and broad experience from their schools, colleges and universities in Belgium, Brazil, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Japan, Kenya, Nigeria, Peru, South Africa, United Kingdom and many states in the USA.

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Renewing Our Prophetic Vocation – Our Pilgrimage

Following the General Chapter 2008 decision to provide renewal programmes, Namur became the place of gathering from 12 July to 3 August, 2011 for 17 Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur from Belgium, Britain, the United States, Peru, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and Kenya. The reflections and sharings from the participants speak for themselves.

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Renewing Our Prophetic Vocation – Our Pilgrimage

Following the General Chapter 2008 decision to provide renewal programmes, Namur became the place of gathering from 12 July to 3 August, 2011 for 17 Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur from Belgium, Britain, the United States, Peru, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and Kenya. The reflections and sharings from the participants speak for themselves.

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VITALMIRO BASTOS DE MOURA SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS IN JAIL

In Belem, Brazil, in the early morning hours of April 13, 2010, Judge Raimundo Moises Alves Flexa sentenced Vitalmiro Bastos de Moura (known as “Bida”) to 30 years in jail for being on of those ordering the murder of Sister Dorothy Stang in 2005. He had been convicted previously on May 15, 2007. He appealed the decision and a jury of seven absolved him of the murder and freed him on May 6, 2008. Then on April 7, 2009, a judge annulled the verdict of the 2008 trial and reconvicted Bida for his part in the murder. When the trial ended after midnight on Tuesday, there was a feeling of relief among the forty people of Anapu who had travelled to Belem for the trial. One less gunman would be hunting down the people in land and forest conflicts.

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