The Holy Trinity

The Holy Trinity

The Living Word of God has found willing hearts in the Foundresses/Founders of religious congregations. They have received this Word through creation, the sacred scriptures of all the world religions, and particularly, the Hebrew-Christian Scriptures.

For the Founding persons of the School Sisters of Notre Dame the central figure is Jesus. What delineates Roman Catholic religious communities from their counterparts in other world religions is their personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

As one meets Jesus there is a desire to know him better, to understand his way of life, to follow his code of behavior. Receiving this Word for many has meant conversion of life, dedication to God and a renewed desire to create a community of mutual love and service.

The specific Word received gives a unique character to the religious community. Because of this uniqueness a rich mosaic of religious orders/families has developed in Roman Catholic Christendom. The School Sisters of Notre Dame have focused on meeting Jesus especially through the Gospel of John.

The following is my attempt to look at the SSND Family Tree. Similar to most families we have a scrapbook of significant members. The Living Spirit is being carried on by those listed within the current membership, as well as others who live the charism outside of legal membership in the congregation.

May we praise God for the gift of this SSND Family Tree.

 

Family Tree - Artistic Form (PDF) Facilitator Directions (PDF)

The Holy Trinity

The Holy Trinity

The Living Word of God has found willing hearts in the Foundresses/Founders of religious congregations. They have received this Word through creation, the sacred scriptures of all the world religions, and particularly, the Hebrew-Christian Scriptures.

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St. Anthony of the Desert

St. Anthony of the Desert

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St. Augustine

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St. Peter Fourier

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Blessed Alix Le Clerc

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Bishop Michael Wittman

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Father Francis Sebastian Job

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Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger

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Mother Caroline Friess

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The Living Community

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