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Associate Birdella Stevenson and Husband Conserve: A Pesticide Free Farm

Larry and Birdella Stevenson of Chebanse, IL (near Kankakee) currently have placed fifty-six acres of their small farm in the "Pollinator Habitat Initiative," a part of the National Resource Conservation Service. This commitment is for ten years. The initiative calls for them to plant nectar rich wild plants, prairie grasses, milkweeds, and wildflowers. The plants increase agricultural production, support honey bees and birds, provide habitat for ground living birds and mammals, and back the migratory zone of monarch butterflies. No fertilizers, insecticides, or pesticides are used in this process, preventing runoff in waterways and groundwater. The Stevensons are so pleased to be a part of this conservation program. Congratulations!

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Associate Janet Curry Celebrated Her Silver Jubilee As An Associate At Wilton

On May 31, about 20 CND Sisters and 6 Associates celebrated the 10 am Liturgy with our wonderful SSND community. We had two Jubilarians with us, Sr. Jeannette Bolduc, visiting from Central America, is 60 years a Sister, and Janet Curry is 25 years an Associate. The mass was followed by refreshments and a lovely lunch. 

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Associates Celebrate Sr. Margaret Giroux’s 75th Jubilee

Sr. Edith Laflamme and Sr. Margaret Giroux celebrated their Jubilee of 75 years as Sisters of the Congregation de Notre Dame at Andrus on Saturday, May 28. Sr. Margaret has been a member of the Staten Island Associate Community for the last two years since she left South Dakota. The Associates and Candidates appreciate her wisdom and loving presence with them. Associates Janice Amitrano and Sebastiana Leon happily represented all of their Associate Community at Sr. Margaret’s celebration.

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