“The Holy Spirit can be said to possess an infinite creativity, proper to the divine mind, which knows how to loosen the knots of human affairs, including the most complex and inscrutable”. Read this week's Laudato Si reflection, read Cardinal Cupich's statement on the shooting in Highland, Park, read a NYT piece on DACA, and take time to consider the stark difference in the police shooting of Jayland Walker as compared to the police capture of the Highland shooter suspect.
Father Simmons is retiring after 61 years as a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, he credits the School Sisters of Notre Dame at St. Brigid School for nudging him toward the priesthood.
Urged by the love of Christ and of our sisters and brothers, the School Sisters of Notre Dame work actively toward enhancing just structures that foster the fullness of life and toward changing unjust structures that inhibit it.
If we acknowledge the value and the fragility of nature and, at the same time, our God-given abilities, we can finally leave behind the modern myth of unlimited material progress. A fragile world, entrusted by God to human care, challenges us to devise intelligent ways of directing, developing and limiting our power.
In the second paragraph of his 2015 encyclical letter, "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home," Pope Francis reflects on the ways in which the human species has mistreated and abused the Earth, which he calls our "Sister, Mother Earth" in the tradition of his namesake St. Francis of Assisi.
The Atlantic-Midwest Province is seeking a mission-oriented, inspiring and creative leader to partner with SSND in mission and ministry through their department of ministry services.
Please enjoy this week's Laudato Si quote, and reflection questions, watch videos on World Refugee Day, read about the challenges of black medical residents, and commit yourself to read the Laudato Si’ reflection each week.
The 2021-22 academic year ended with a fond sendoff for five Holy Angels faculty members, including three department heads, who opted to leave their full-time posts.
Pope Francis calls us to welcome, protect, and respect all who are forced to flee their home. Let us take time this month to consider ways we can be more welcoming and supportive of the displaced and vulnerable, while also encouraging actions to address the systemic injustices that lead to these situations.    
The inaugural eighth grade class from the Academy of the Holy Angels Middle School celebrated their commencement in a sea of pale blue caps and gowns. The June 10, 2022, baccalaureate Mass and graduation were held at Saint Therese of Lisieux Church in Cresskill, NJ.
June 11th was a special day of Jubilee Celebrations in Chicago and in Baltimore! Our heartfelt "Thanks" go out to Sisters Maureen Clancy, Emily Wollschlager and Betty Koehn for taking and sharing their wonderful photos from these special celebrations.
Associates from across the province gathered via Zoom on June 13 and 14 to ponder and celebrate their transformative journey.
Please enjoy this week's Laudato Si quote, and reflection questions, learn more about Juneteenth, read articles on Haitian immigration, and commit yourself to read the Laudato Si’ reflection each week.
The history of the School Sisters of Notre Dame is inextricably linked to immigrant communities, and we stand in solidarity with our immigrant neighbors who wish to make a home in the United States and share their gifts with us. Let’s not let another DACA anniversary go by without the Senate taking action.
On May 25, Notre Dame of Maryland University honored Sister Margaret Ellen Mahoney for her golden jubilee of 60 years as an SSND and for 35 years of service to NDMU! Congratulations to the 33 NDMU faculty and staff who celebrated milestone anniversaries.
Please enjoy this week's Laudato Si quote, and reflection questions, learn more about the Anti-Racist Teaching and Learning Collective, read an excellent article on the “Root Causes of Migration”, and commit yourself to read the Laudato Si’ reflection each week.

On May 31, Sisters Academy of Baltimore's 8th grade class participated in the tradition of "the passing of the torch," which represents leadership and service, to 7th grade representatives.

Burdens seem lighter when friends listen with care and share their warmth and wit. For these reasons, and many more, Reilly Guy, Emma Spadora, and Milena Hiza received the Sister Catherine Green Kindness Award from the Academy of the Holy Angels this year.
As graduation day approached, the Academy of the Holy Angels took time to recognize the many achievements of the Class of 2022.
Notre Dame Preparatory School officially dedicated and blessed the Batza & Simon Academic Services and Enrichment Center at NDP on June 8. Headmistress Sister Patricia McCarron and several students were on hand to thank the families that made this space possible.