School Sisters of Notre Dame
New York City Councilman Eric Ulrich teaches at the center!

New York City Councilman Eric Ulrich teaches at the center!

New York City Councilman Eric Ulrich became one of our first friends when the Center moved to Woodhaven. Eric facilitated our partnership with the Consortium for Worker Education and that has given a solid foundation to our English as a Second Language Program. His membership on the NYC Council Education

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Standing under a waterfall of God’s Blessings

Standing under a waterfall of God’s Blessings

That is how Sister Linda Stilling describes the week she and Gerriza Balmes, Ciarese DeTorres and Nia Willis (from Notre Dame of Maryland University) spent on their Spring Service Break at SSND Educational Center in Queens, NY.
In Sister Linda’s words: We began our trip to the SSND Educational Center

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Closing Ceremony brings us together!

Closing Ceremony brings us together!

Each June the Center holds its Closing Ceremony. HSE and ESL students assemble in the neighboring parish gym. Representatives of the five levels of ESL and the HSE class address the assembly and share the highlights of their time at the Center. Certificates are awarded and those who have earned

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Mother of Tenderness

Mother of Tenderness

Icon
Like the well-known Russian icon, Our Lady of Vladimir, this image of the Mother of Tenderness. depicts the mother of God nestled cheek-to-cheek with her infant son.
How to Pray with Icons
Praying with icons is an ancient practice that involves using natural and supernatural eyes, seeing what the

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Catholic education offered in Prairie du Chien for 150 years

Catholic education offered in Prairie du Chien for 150 years

A Catholic education was first offered in Prairie du Chien in 1866, through a parochial school at St. Gabriel’s Church. Still, 150 years later, that faith-based light of knowledge has fostered a whole child concept, top-notch academic standards and family values for masses of local students who’ve gone

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