by Sister Nancy Gilchriest, S.S.N.D.
“BECAUSE GOD first loved us, we respond in love, freely choosing to follow Christ.” And so begins the section on vowed life in You Are Sent, the constitution of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.
I first read that sentence when I was an S.S.N.D. novice, but in reflecting on my vocation journey, I discover that my heart knew those words long before entering the convent.
This week’s Tablet TALK highlights a Year of Mercy-Walking Pilgrimage of Brooklyn Churches for young adults, an upcoming talk by Jesuit Father Joseph Koterski and much more.
After more than 100 years of service to St. Matthias Church and school, the School Sisters of Notre Dame are leaving the Ridgewood parish and relocating to their Motherhouse in Wilton, Conn. A Mass of thanksgiving in gratitude for the ministry of the Sisters, past and present, is planned for next weekend.
Sister Mary Joselia Colbert, S.S.N.D., died Jan. 28 at Lourdes Health Care Center in Wilton, Conn. She was 88 and had been a professed member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for 68 years. Born in Boston, Mass., she attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help grammar and high schools in Roxbury, Mass., both staffed […]
by Antonina Zielinska During its first Mass of Advent, St. Rita’s parish, East New York, celebrated the opening of its centennial year. Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros was the main celebrant at the Mass to honor the parish that helped form him as a priest. He served his year as a transitional deacon there 42 […]
Sister Mary McCormack, S.S.N.D., 92, who taught school for 34 years in New York state and Massachusetts and spent another three decades in administrative ministries, died Oct. 14 at Lourdes Health Care Center, Wilton, Conn. She had been a professed member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for 72 years. Born in Massachusetts, her […]