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Good news from the Congregation of Notre Dame Sisters

A new and delightful biography of their founder is now available, The Seed that Became a Garden: The Story of Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys by Louise Finn, CND and illustrated by Francis Back. Geared to young adults and older, it tells how Marguerite left her home in France as a young single woman to travel to 17th-century Canada. Her amazing adventures will expand your vision of her world—and our own. Available at Amazon as a paperback and Kindle, and at B&N as a Nook, the book can also be purchased at ST. PAULS, SI, NY (1-800-343-2522). Thank you, Sr. Louise Finn

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Newsletter in honour of the Feast of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys!

Today, we celebrate the Feast of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, the foundress of the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame. We are incredibly fortunate to have eight Sisters of the CND here at St. Jean's. In various and important capacities, our Sisters energetically lead our SJB High School community, steer our students toward great academic achievement, manage building operations and keep us true to our mission of "educating young women of diverse strengths and backgrounds while developing women of faith, service, leadership and empowering our young women to participate actively in the transformation of society for a more just world." I invite you to meet our Sisters and learn how they were called to serve and how they have dedicated their lives to education.

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January Article for The RI Catholic

On the second Sunday after Christmas, in a small inner city church, an elderly woman and a young man brought up the end of the Communion line. The young man was having difficulty walking. It was clear he bore much neurological impairment, his facial expressions revealing a differently-abled person. After receiving the Body of Christ, he turned to go back to his seat. This took him directly in front of the Church’s manger scene. As he passed it, he extended his shaky hand toward the statues of Mary, Joseph and Jesus and smiled. 

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