SND-USA National Gathering by Sr. Mary Kevan Seibert
The Sisters of Notre Dame
From July 23 through 26, the United States Sisters of Notre Dame met in Columbus, Ohio, as a first step to embrace our shared future as one province. Sisters gathered from Thousand Oaks, CA, from Toledo and Chardon, OH, and from Covington, KY. All together we were 430 SNDs filling 47 tables in the large meeting room of the hotel.
The Sisters of Notre Dame are consecrated women missioned in the Church to proclaim Godâ€™s goodness and provident care by living Gospel values in vibrant communities, by promoting Catholic education, especially for women, and for children in urban and mission schools, and by fostering the fullness of life, especially for people who are poor, sick, and aged.
COVINGTON PROVINCIAL LEADERSHIP TEAM: Sr. Mary Ethel Parrott Provincial
Donna Fyffe and Mark Clarke, consultants from CommunityWorks, Inc., were with us and led our discussions. A team of sisters, the four provincials, and others had prepared the gathering; sisters from each of the provinces shared table conversation and discussion. A facilitator at each table kept notes which were gathered for the team to compile later. Sister Mary Kristin Battles, our Superior General, gave a wonderful keynote presentation. Masses were celebrated by Msgr. Charles Singler of Toledo and by Bishop Roger Gries, a Benedictine from Cleveland. Various prayer services were included as part of the gathering. Talks throughout these days were live streamed to each province for the sisters who could not come to Columbus.
Sr. Jean Marie Hoffman Assistant Provincial Sr. Mary Judine Lambert Provincial Councilor Sr. Maria Therese Schappert Provincial Councilor
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The gathered sisters enjoyed conversation and meals together. There were fun times as well. Now the sisters look forward to planning from the combined input.
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We hope that future meetings of the provinces will further us to Embrace Our Shared Future. For more SND-USA info, go to: www.sndky.org/newsfeed/tag/sndusa. The Pulse â€˘ Fall 2015
Published on Sep 18, 2015
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