Sisters' Stories - Celebrating 185 years of ministry

In honor of our Foundation Day on October 24 we are sharing stories from and/or about our amazing SSND Sisters. 

We invite you to help us continue to tell the stories of our Sisters this anniversary year by sharing a memory, a note about how a SSND has touched your life, or perhaps how you or your ministry are living the SSND charism. Reflections, essays and articles by and about sisters will now be featured weekly and will continue to be highlighted on our website as they come in. Please send us your submissions to

Adjusting to Catholic culture and a good cup of tea

Suzanne Bunn, MHSHI remember my first day of Latin with Sister Gratia Ennius, SSND. The class consisted of Sarel Fuchs, Methodist, many, many young SSND Sisters and me, a public school “kid” trying to adjust to a new culture.  At noon, a bell tolled.  Everyone stood up and began to pray the Angelus in Latin.  I had no idea what the Angelus was, much less how to pray it in Latin.  I was numb, and then everyone except Sarel disappeared.