Finding Hope in a Fragile World

by Dorothy Fuchs, SND on October 7, 2014

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In early September I was in the car riding with some sisters to an exhibit of Sr. Corita Kent’s art work.   We decided to pray the rosary on the way to the exhibit and  began with intentions.  One sister joked, “the intentions will be longer than the rosary”. There is certainly much to pray for in our […]

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School Supplies…a Lesson in Abundance

by Sally Huston, SND on September 30, 2014

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As I began my 47th year of teaching I found myself reflecting on an aspect of school which I have taken for granted during my teaching career:  school supplies! Teaching now in a K-12 Catholic School I have become more aware of the lists and lists of “required” equipment which schools expect each child to […]

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What to do With the Children?

by Dorothy Fuchs, SND on July 22, 2014

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There has been much debate over what to do with the thousands of children from Central America who have crossed the border into the U.S., hoping to connect with their families here, and hoping  to be allowed to stay.  On one side of the debate are those who say, “Send them back, as quickly as […]

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Living the Social Justice teachings

by Emilia Castelletti, SND on July 8, 2014

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Sometimes teachers wonder if the Social Justice principles are really making an impact in their young students’ lives.  Beautiful words and lesson plans have their merit, but of course the true test comes in living the teachings. This past year at NDCL an event happened that will warm every reader’s heart upon hearing it.  At […]

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Global View on the Use of Fuel

by Dorothy Fuchs, SND on May 20, 2014

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The early months of 2014 were marked by flash floods in many parts of the nation, including southern California, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, as well as in the southeastern part of the United States, to cite a few examples.  In 2013 the United States spent $120 billion dollars on relief related to disasters such […]

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Let Go and Let God

by Sister Laura Wingert, SND on May 6, 2014

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We  like to be in control of things, especially our lives.  When we are not, we are unsettled, edgy and even frightened.  This is when we need to hold on to God, to be open to direction and to trust.  A few days ago I was sharing with a friend about the chaos of my […]

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Easter Hope

by Dorothy Fuchs, SND on April 15, 2014

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No matter which scripture account of the resurrection is read, there is a commonality in each account.   The disciple or disciples go from disbelief, fear and despair to a sense of great hope and joy. The women go to the tomb to anoint the body of Jesus in great sorrow, anointing the body of the […]

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Cesar Chavez Day, March 31

by Kathleen Ryan, SND on April 1, 2014

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When my nephew was in the sixth grade, he thought he would fool me with his joke.  It was the late 80’s when we were boycotting grapes in solidarity with the United Farm Workers Union.    He said to me, “We bought grapes.” “Oh, you didn’t,” Chris,”  I said,  “What are you doing?” He laughed and […]

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Operation Rice Bowl–Live Lent for Life

by Dorothy Fuchs, SND on March 17, 2014

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Sr. Dorothy Fuchs, SND,  was a high school teacher for twenty-nine years.  When teaching World Culture, religion and U.S. History  Sr. Dorothy tried to give her students the sense of the inherent dignity of people of all cultures, the critical thinking skills necessary to evaluate events in history, and the realization of the  gifts of […]

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Live Lent in Love

by Kathleen Ryan, SND on February 25, 2014

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In our Christian tradition Easter is a time of hope, light and new life breaking through despair, darkness and death.  Lent calls us to enter into the suffering, dying and rising of Christ.  When we hear on Holy Saturday night the Easter proclamation that “Christ is Risen!” we are hearing the guarantee of our liberation. […]

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