Serving as a spiritual companion to homebound seniors – A story from the heart

By Sr. Jan Ludvik

Previously while serving as a parish pastoral minister, I trained various liturgical ministers, frequently presided at weekday Word and Communion services in church, occasionally conducted vigil services, served as RCIA director, created liturgical environments, facilitated retreat experiences and faith-sharing groups and a vast array of…

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A prayer for students beginning the school year

Sr. Joan Polak, ND, wrote a prayer for students. Please share with the people you love who are going back to school this month!

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Pray with us for the new school year

The sisters have decades of teaching experience behind them. They remember well the blessings and challenges of teaching. Teachers and learners are remembered in our prayers as the new semester begins.

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Thank you Saint Kateri for your witness

By S. Rita Ostry, ND

St. Kateri Tekakwitha is the first Native American to be recognized as a saint by the Catholic Church. She was born in 1656, in the Mohawk village of Ossernenon. Her mother was an Algonquin, who was captured by the Mohawks and who took a…

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My Father, gracious Dad and best friend – A Father’s Day Story

John and Elizabeth Rolf, parents of Sr. Dorothy Rolf, ND
John and Elizabeth Rolf, parents of Sr. Dorothy Rolf, ND

By Sr. Dorothy Rolf, ND

My father, John Rolf, was born and raised on a farm near West Point Nebraska. I experience my Dad as a very gentle, patient, and trustworthy man with a great trust…

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A patient man who loved his daughters – A Rolenc Father’s Day Story

Joseph Rolenc, the father of Sisters Karen and Anita, was prayerful, generous, and patient. We realized Dad prayed the rosary often when, at the time of his death, the rosary was in the pocket of the trousers he was wearing. The crucifix on the rosary had the Body…

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25 years of Notre Dame Housing – a reflection from Sr. Joy Connealy

25 years of Notre Dame Housing
1996 Ribbon Cutting for Notre Dame Housing

2022 marks the 25th anniversary of Notre Dame Housing. We look forward to sharing many reflections and memories of this incredible ministry, founded and now sponsored by the Notre Dame Sisters.

My farm background gives me an appreciation for…

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A Prayer to Unknot Your Soul

I learned about the prayer to Mary, the Undoer of Knots, during one of my visits to Europe. I have a ribbon into which I have tied knots representing those situations that give me anxiety and fear. And I recite this prayer:

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for us….

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Learn more about the Catholic Climate Covenant

Catholic Climate Covenant

Throughout the year we Notre Dame Sisters will be posting tips for ecological and climate change on our Facebook page. Below is some history as to how this became a priority to Catholic religious and caring people everywhere.

In 2006, to address growing ecological awareness and the need to…

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An Encounter with Honesty and Love – from Sr. Joy Connealy

As a young sister I was working with a team to develop young adult ministry in our diocese. We had to find out what young adults saw as their needs and so we did interviews with a variety of young people.

I had conducted several interviews and the concerns…

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