Notre Dame Sisters of Omaha can’t safely travel to Europe to help their fellow nuns, so they’re raising funds online Monday to support their congregation overseas.Support donated to NotreDameSisters.org Monday will help sisters who are housing Ukrainian refugees in countries surrounding the war.”And that is true also in the country of Slovakia where we have sisters, and also in Germany,” sister Margaret Hickey said about the fundraiser.In her office, emails across the congregation keep decades of the sisterhood intact.Their first Omaha fundraiser in March raised $4,400. The provincial president hopes a second fundraiser further relieves the pressure bearing down on Ukrainians.”They have lost loved ones in the war, especially their children or their spouses,” Hickey said. “There’s a moment of safety and relief that I think that all the volunteers working at the border and elsewhere are giving to these refugees.”Notre Dame Sisters will send alms and collections from Monday’s online fundraiser to their headquarters in the Czech republic.Ukraine flags are fashioned across the campus. Sister Mary Ann Zimmer sews them in her room because a flag can’t be turned off like a television.She says one can’t shut off how one feels about the conflict. “It’s all on television, it’s so easy to want to just shut it down because it’s so horrific,” Sister Zimmer said.Woven together by their faith, the sisters once again continue to support each other from across the world.”What I see in the face of the volunteers is a sense of joy that they’re able to reach out to the refugees,” Hickey said. “Whenever I have a conflict, I try to find the gift in it.”If you’re ready to gift your support, you can send it via NotreDameSisters.org.

Notre Dame Sisters of Omaha can’t safely travel to Europe to help their fellow nuns, so they’re raising funds online Monday to support their congregation overseas.

Support donated to NotreDameSisters.org Monday will help sisters who are housing Ukrainian refugees in countries surrounding the war.

“And that is true also in the country of Slovakia where we have sisters, and also in Germany,” sister Margaret Hickey said about the fundraiser.

In her office, emails across the congregation keep decades of the sisterhood intact.

Their first Omaha fundraiser in March raised $4,400. The provincial president hopes a second fundraiser further relieves the pressure bearing down on Ukrainians.

“They have lost loved ones in the war, especially their children or their spouses,” Hickey said. “There’s a moment of safety and relief that I think that all the volunteers working at the border and elsewhere are giving to these refugees.”

Notre Dame Sisters will send alms and collections from Monday’s online fundraiser to their headquarters in the Czech republic.

Ukraine flags are fashioned across the campus. Sister Mary Ann Zimmer sews them in her room because a flag can’t be turned off like a television.

She says one can’t shut off how one feels about the conflict.

“It’s all on television, it’s so easy to want to just shut it down because it’s so horrific,” Sister Zimmer said.

Woven together by their faith, the sisters once again continue to support each other from across the world.

“What I see in the face of the volunteers is a sense of joy that they’re able to reach out to the refugees,” Hickey said. “Whenever I have a conflict, I try to find the gift in it.”

If you’re ready to gift your support, you can send it via NotreDameSisters.org.

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