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Blessings to the School Sisters of Notre Dame!

As our dear friends at the School Sisters of Notre Dame transition to their new home at Mount Mary in Milwaukee, SOPHIA thanks them for all of their hard work and faithful commitment to social justice and our organization.

For those who don’t know, the SSND have decided to sell their property in Elm Grove as it is too big for their needs and expensive to maintain. With the move to Milwaukee, they will be leaving SOPHIA.

For over 170 years, from the time SSND arrived in Waukesha County (before it was Waukesha County), the Sisters have been active leaders in social justice issues. They drove many of the early school reform efforts, participated in the Civil Rights movement. They continue to push for immigration reform and, this summer, initiated a comprehensive education-to-transformation-to-sustained-action program aimed at undoing racism.

The Sisters have participated in SOPHIA prayer vigils, task forces and Madison Action Day. They faithfully contact their legislators in response to every call to action. They are currently part of the cadre of volunteers who are making phone calls for SOPHIA’s IVE, Intentional Voter Campaign.

From our heart to yours, SOPHIA wishes you continued blessings as you begin your new journey in Milwaukee. You have made a difference in the lives of many in our community and your legacy of social justice activism will live on for many years to come.

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