During my life, I have met and been inspired by many people I would describe as heroes. While they were often different from each other, they all lived by deeply held values.
As I begin this blog, I can think of no more appropriate place to start than the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, a congregation of Catholic nuns.
I got to know them well in the mid-1990’s when I helped them on various funding projects. In 1999, I was honored to be invited to write a short book marking the 150th anniversary of their arrival in New England in 1999.
Through face-to-face interviews and research, I came to more deeply appreciate the faith-based values upon which this congregation of teachers built their lives…equality, justice and charity.
I hope the stories I begin posting today reflect those values with a relevance to today’s world.