A Thanksgiving celebrated after the fall of communism

Thirty-one years ago the Notre Dame Sisters had reason to be thankful.
Sr. Sidonia Sviglerova (translator) and M. Purissima Kazdova visit Sr. Mary Hlas at the Eppley Treatment Center in Omaha, Nebraska in 1990.

Mother Purissima Kazdova, mother general of the Notre Dame Sisters’ international congregation,…

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What a Wonderful World – a poem by Sr Joan Polak, ND

As I was thinking about the trip, a song of Louis Armstrong came to memory and I take license to adapt it to my thoughts and feelings.

I saw trees of green covering the mountains,
skies of blue and clouds of white,
and I said to myself what a wonderful world.

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A Thanksgiving message from our Provincial President

As we move into this month of Thanksgiving it is so important to call up our prayers and words of gratitude, especially in this time of change, confusion, uncertainty and yes, fear.
No one day is the same as yesterday. We long for some normalcy but the abnormal is…

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A Prayer for Election Day

By Sr. Joan Polak, ND
Creator God and loving Father of all nations, we come to you in prayer asking for your guidance in this difficult time. 
From East to West and North to South we are a divided nation in need of unity. 
We come asking that You in Your wisdom guide us…

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A Prayer for COVID Relief

As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on into the autumn months, let us reflect on our trust in God.

Loving God, Source of all Creation, we praise and thank you for the life you give each of us. 

Teach us to treasure this sacred trust.

In this difficult and challenging…

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Reflections on COVID-19 and the ability to serve others

By Sr. Joyce Ann Rezac, ND

There has been a lot happening in my world. I’ve been with the Center for Adult Learning in Loveland, Colorado for 19 years. It closed this June, and I needed to grieve the loss.

I kept praying and asking God: “How am I to…

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Sisters encourage you to VOTE!

sister holding signs to promote nds and voting

It is getting close to that time – American Elections. We certainly aren’t going to tell you how to vote, but we hope each of you who is eligible exercises this fundamental right. Let your voice be heard! 

If you haven’t already cast your ballot, remember that you can always vote…

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Supporting Temporary Protective Status

group in front of bus holding national tps alliance flag

By Sr. Mary Kay Meagher, ND

I was honored to join our local Omaha TPS Committee earlier this month to support those taking the bus to educate Congress about TPS. TPS simply means Temporary Protective Status, so people can live in the United States and work, own a home,…

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Exploring White Silence

information from Rev. Dr. Cynthia Ramirez Lindenmeyer on white silence, Sacred Activism

Speakers Rev. Dr. Cynthia Ramirez Lindenmeyer, Chaplain American Public University System American Military University; and Mr. A’Jamal Byndon, Omaha Community Council for Racial Justice and Reconciliation had a conversation about White Silence online for viewers to participate.

Hosted by the Notre Dame Sisters in Omaha, Nebraska, Expand Your Horizons…

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Pray with us for our indigenous friends, family, and neighbors

photo of statue and flower pots in grotto

Gracious God we give thanks and praise for this wondrous world in which we live.
Beauty and diversity surrounds us. All of creation beholds amazing wonder.
You, O God, gave life to all peoples, animals, plants and the earth. We are all so closely related and connected.
Lead us to a…

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