Presentation on theme: "School Sisters of Notre Dame Education in the Broadest Sense."— Presentation transcript:
School Sisters of Notre Dame Education in the Broadest Sense.
Our mission as School Sisters of Notre Dame is to bring all to that oneness for which Jesus Christ was sent. Mother Theresa, German foundress of the School Sisters of Notre Dame
We choose to fulfill our mission through education in its broadest sense with sensitivity to women, youth, and persons who are poor We choose to fulfill our mission through education in its broadest sense with sensitivity to women, youth, and persons who are poor.
We believe in the empowerment of persons.
We educate with the conviction that transformation is possible.
We strive to do this wherever we are sent. Sister Cathy Arata, SSND, El Salvador
FIRST MINISTRY IDEAL
We strive to create positive levels of trust. S. Irene Pryle, SSND, Our Lady of Hope / St. Luke School
We value wholesome work environments. Sr. Corinne Gmuer SSND, Florida
We celebrate Eucharist and strive to promote gospel values. SSND Motherhouse Chapel
SECOND MINISTRY IDEAL
Our experience has shown us that increasing sensitivity to minorities, to those who are marginalized, and to persons of diverse cultures will transform our world. Dinner at Marian House
We encourage collaboration and dialogue between people with differences. S. Mel Bennett SSND, Marian House
We promote mutual enrichment by interaction with different cultures. Sister Rose Federici, SSND, St. Peter’s School, Philadelphia
THIRD MINISTRY IDEAL
We strive to foster the leadership potential in the Church and in society. Sister Joanne Hanrahan presents the speaker at the Women’s Institute
We work to empower young women to become leaders. Grotto Dedication, Institute of Notre Dame
FOURTH MINISTRY IDEAL
We advocate care for the environment.
We foster understanding of other cultures. Sister Valeria Wagner, St. Pius X School
We favor interdependence rather than competition.
FIFTH MINISTRY IDEAL
We believe in making choices from the perspective of the oppressed and disadvantaged.
We believe in raising consciousness about justice issues. “Clothesline Project” demonstrating against Domestic Violence
SIXTH MINISTRY IDEAL SIXTH MINISTRY IDEAL
We are committed to women, youth and persons who are materially poor. St. Veronica’s Headstart Program
We are committed to sharing our lives and resources. Sister Marianne Roderick, SSND, Mother Seton Academy
We are committed to supporting families.
SEVENTH MINISTRY IDEAL
We encourage participation in volunteer services. Notre Dame Preparatory School students at Villa Assumpta
We believe in developing lay leadership.
and empowering and empoweringpersons to care for others in need. Job training at Villa Assumpta
The SSND Presence in North America
And Into the New Millennium…
“The world is our classroom educating in the broadest sense- wherever we are.”