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New Candidates for Associate Relationship

The Associates from Holy Cross-IHM, Chicago recently joined Sr. Mary MacIsaac in Kankakee to share with the Associate Formation Community that Sr. Mary has been nurturing.

We rejoice in and are grateful for this growth in the Associate Relationship. Let us keep these Associate Candidates in our prayer these last months of their formation.

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Celebrating Diversity: Young Women & Leadership

Five alumnae joined Notre Dame Academy Elementary School in a panel, “Celebrating Diversity: Young Women & Leadership”

Notre Dame Academy Elementary School celebrated the culmination of Black History Month by hosting a panel entitled: “Celebrating Diversity: Young Women & Leadership.” Created and planned by current parent, Ms. Colette Cesar, Notre Dame Academy Elementary School welcomed five African American alumnae to celebrate and share their stories, highlighting the importance of our differences. Girls from grades 3-8 witnessed a PowerPoint presentation on historically important African-American women, sang gospel songs and engaged in Q & A about diversity.

Each panelist, an alumna of Notre Dame Academy, spoke briefly about herself and her career; each emphasized what she had learned at Notre Dame that armed her for success.

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Second Sunday of Lent, 2017

Inspired by Sharon’s reflection last week of seeing the gospel from different points of view, I find myself jumping in – as a participant – in each of this week’s readings.  I’m ready to be a part of the action!  But, I am quickly humbled.  When God tells Abram to “go forth,” I feel like I am being asked to leave my own home.  In the second reading from Paul to Timothy, I feel like I am being told to “bear my share of hardship.”  And, in the gospel, I quake thinking about Jesus being transfigured right in front of me on a high mountain.  Why is my first reaction, “I can’t do this.  It’s too much?”  Each of these experiences seems like so much to ask of anyone.  Each seems so overwhelming. 

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