Reflection for Palm Sunday, April 2, 2023

by Edward McKibbin, Notre Dame Associate

Palm Sunday, the First and Second Readings, and the Passion remind us yet again that Jesus’s kingdom is not of this world. The Son of God came not to be served, but to serve. The Second Reading tells us that Jesus did not…

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Reflection for the Fifth Sunday of Lent . . . March 26, 2023

by Marylou Garrett   Notre Dame Associate

On this Fifth Sunday of Lent God assures us that we are not forgotten when we find ourselves in desperate need. In the first reading God puts his spirit into his exiled people, restoring what was dead to life. He gives them a…

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Reflection for the Fourth Week of Lent – March 19, 2023

by Sr Joy Connealy, ND

As we journey through this Lenten season we are asked to deepen our faith – to strengthen our relationship with God.  Being open to this gift of faith empowers us to see with new eyes and to trust God’s presence even when we don’t…

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Reflection for the Third Sunday of Lent…March 12, 2023

by Theresa Wiggs, Notre Dame Associate

In this Sunday’s gospel we hear the story of Jesus meeting a Samaritan woman at the well of Jacob. The woman came to gather water during the hottest part of the day in order to avoid seeing other women who judged her because…

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Second Sunday of Lent…March 5, 2023

by Kris Lanik, Notre Dame Associate

Every 2nd Sunday of Lent the Gospel reading describes the mystery of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Jesus.  In studying the holy Gospel according to Matthew, the word conversing caught my eye.  “And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, conversing with him.” …

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Reflection for the First Sunday of Lent…February 29, 2023

by Connie Determan, Notre Dame Associate

1st Reading – Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7

4  But the serpent said to the woman: “You certainly will not die! No,

5  God knows well that the moment you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods who know what…

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Reflection for the Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time, February 19, 2023

by Dick Connealy, Notre Dame Associate

Love your enemy, pray for those who do you ill. That seems like a very hard thing to do until you realize one simple fact.

All the hate, resentment, and anger you have is like carrying heavy stones around with you 24 hours a…

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1924 history of how the Sisters came to America

This small article is part of a larger history of the Notre Dame Sisters written by Sr. M. Qualbertina Vanek de N.D., in 1924. More of her history will be shared on our website.
Turn-of-the-centry, Europe
Owing to the profound humility and zeal of the Sisters, together with the indefatigable…

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Reflection for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 12, 2023

by Carol Craven, Notre Dame Associate

First Reading: Sirach 15:15-20
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34
Second Reading: First Corinthians 2: 6-10
Gospel: Matthew 5: 17-37

Today’s readings are filled with words and phrases that merit reflection: Life and Death, Good and Evil, Wisdom of God, Law of the Lord, “Do not…

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Catholic Schools Week – memories learning from the Notre Dame Sisters

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