Our spirituality is apostolic in the tradition of St Julie Billiart whose unique experience of prayer and action enabled her to find God’s presence everywhere, and in a special way among the poor.
We too strive to be women of prayer, who seek in every aspect of our lives to be united with God and to be responsive to the Spirit of Jesus, the Spirit of love.
We proclaim with our foundress, St Julie Billiart, “How good is the Good God!” The cross we wear summarises this spirituality of confidence in God’s goodness during joyful times as well as difficult ones.
One side reads, “Ah, qu’il est bon, le Bon Dieu!” (“How good is the Good God!”). On the other side are the letters “ND” (“Notre Dame” — “Our Lady”), reminding us of the role Mary, mother of Jesus, has in our lives.
“Like Mary whose name we bear, we are called to hear the word of God and keep it. Our attentive listening shapes in us a contemplative and prophetic attitude toward the whole of life and enables us to act in ways which witness to God’s love and justice.”
(Constitutions of the Sisters of Notre Dame)
15 December 2019
Third Sunday of Advent
Sunday Gospel Reflection
by Sister Nancy Rowen
John in his prison sent his disciples to ask
Jesus: "Are you the one who is to come,
or have we got to wait for someone else?"
Jesus answered John's disciples,
"Go back and tell John
what you hear and see;
the blind see again, and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear,
and the dead are raised to life and
the Good News is proclaimed to the poor;
and happy is the man who does not lose faith in me."
3rd Sunday of Advent
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