The Sisters: An introduction

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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.

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