Stories

Sister Ndukeobong Clement working in the farm to maintain a good yield of garden produce for Theresa House.
Notre Dame Girls Senior High School in Sunyani, Ghana
Sister Esther Ayaapoa Alaam delivered a baby at Notre Dame Clinic in Nsawam, Ghana
Provincial House dedication, cutting of the cake. August 2020

Come journey with us through stories from around the Province of Africa.

 
Africa becomes new home

March 2022 - School Sister of Notre Dame, Sister Ann Coleman, shares her ministry journey leading her to her new home in Africa. Sister Ann is now a member of the Province of Africa. Read More >



Mission is God and without God there is no mission

March 2022 - Sister Magdalene Umoh shares a reflection on her ministry as a campus administrator and tutor at the Department of Public Health, University of Makeni, Sierra Leone. She expresses the values she has learned and how her heart has found fulfillment in what it loves to do best. Read More >



Giving My Whole Heart to God

February 2022 - Sister Carolyn Anyega shares a reflection on the meaning and experience of "giving my whole heart to God." Sister Carolyn is currently serving on the General Council for School Sisters of Notre Dame. Read More >



My Experience as a Student of Notre Dame School

November 2021 - Safiatu Ceesay, Grade 9 graduate, shares her personal experience as the Outgoing Head Girl of Notre Dame School, Soma, The Gambia. She testifies that the education she received is not only about reading and writing, but holistic and transformative. Read More >



How School Sisters of Notre Dame inspired me

September 2021 - Meet Bernadette F. Mendy, a fourth-year medical student at the University of The Gambia. Learn how the School Sisters of Notre Dame were involved in her formative years, offering encouragement and insightful advice that guided her throughout her educational career. Read More >



Hope despite Covid-19 Pandemic

December 2020 - Serving at St. Joseph’s preschool as a mentor has given Sister Ruth Nyanchama Mose an opportunity to open herself to responding to the needs of the larger Bumbuna community. Good rapport among the teachers, parents, and pupils has helped to work together for the good of all. Read More >



Trusting and daring in Africa since 1970

October 2020 - Sisters Mary (Marie Daniel) Dooley, Mara Frundt and Antoinette Naumann share their stories of becoming a School Sister of Notre Dame (SSND) and bringing SSND to a new continent, Africa. Read More >



A New Way of Ministering during Covid-19 Pandemic

September 15, 2020 - The deadly Coronavirus pandemic has accorded us the opportunity of listening to the voice of God and responding in a new way to God's continuing call (YAS, C3). At this critical time in our history, together with my sisters in community, I was able to discern a new way of being for our students, parents and teachers with whom I work. Read More >



A Home in Africa

August 28, 2020 - The popular saying, “God’s time is the best” manifested greatly as we blessed and opened our home in Africa after 50 years of SSND presence on the continent. Factual is the saying of Mother Theresa that ‘all the works of God proceed slowly and in pain but then, their roots are the sturdier of roots and their flowering the lovelier.’ The spirits of our ancestors were felt in-depth during the dedication of our Provincial House to our foundress, Blessed Mary Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger. It was a thanksgiving of amazing grace. Read More >



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