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The Sisters of Notre Dame

From Germany to America, from Arlington to Altamonte, the educational heritage of the Sisters of Notre Dame enriches the lives of individuals throughout the world.

In this 15-minute excerpt from an oral history interview on March 18th, 2011 at Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando, Sister Mary Katherine Palisin, Sisters of Notre Dame nun, traces the history of the Sisters of Notre Dame from their religious persecution in Germany in 1875 to their welcome in the United States as educators of German immigrants.

LISTEN Life of a Minister (12:59)

She details the educational foundations they contributed to our country as teachers, principals, educational leaders and founders of organizations such as Notre Dame College as well as their origins in Florida.

In the 1970’s teachers were needed in Florida and pastors heard from bishop friends, “If you want good teachers get the Sisters of Notre Dame.” The first places in Florida that the Sisters of Notre Dame began to teach were Our Lady of Lourdes in Dunedin, Saint Mary Magdalen in Altamonte Springs and St. Joseph’s in Winter Haven. Listen to this fascinating account of history and culture from Sister of Notre Dame nun, Sister Mary Katherine Palisin, Pastoral Minister at Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando

Listen to additional excerpts with Sister Mary Katherine Palisin.

 

LISTEN Time in Florida (7:34)

 

LISTEN Love of Country (2:22)

 

LISTEN St. James Pastoral Ministry (13:32)

 

LISTEN Easter Memories (5:09)

 

LISTEN Future of St. James (12:02)

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Sister Mary Katherine Palisin, Saint James Cathedral

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Sister Mary Katherine Palisin - Life of a Minister

Sister Mary Katherine Palisin, Director of Pastoral Ministry at St. James Cathedral in downtown Orlando, hares how serving our community has affected her life in this excerpt (12:59) from an oral history interview on March 18, 2011.

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Sister Mary Katherine Palisin, Saint James Cathedral Pastoral Ministry

From Germany to America, from Arlington to Altamonte, the educational heritage of the Sisters of Notre Dame enriches the lives of individuals throughout the world.

In this 13 minute excerpt from an oral history interview on March 18th, 2011 at Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando, Sister Mary Katherine Palisin, Sisters of Notre Dame nun, traces the history of the Sisters of Notre Dame from their religious persecution in Germany in 1875 to their welcome in the United States as educators of German immigrants.

She details the educational foundations they contributed to our country as teachers, principals, educational leaders and founders of organizations such as Notre Dame College as well as their origins in Florida.

In the 1970's teachers were needed in Florida and pastors heard from bishop friends, "If you want good teachers get the Sisters of Notre Dame." The first places in Florida that the Sisters of Notre Dame began to teach were Our Lady of Lourdes in Dunedin, Saint Mary Magdalene in Altamonte Springs and St. Joseph's in Winter Haven. Listen to this fascinating account of history and culture from Sister of Notre Dame nun, Sister Mary Katherine Palisin, Pastoral Minister at Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando.

http://orlandomemory.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/SMK2.mp3




Easter Memories

In this excerpt from an oral history interview March 18th, 2011 Sister Mary Katherine Palisin, Sisters of Notre Dame nun and Director of Pastoral Ministry at Saint James Cathedral in Orlando, shares her childhood memories of Easter.

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Sister Mary Katherine Palisin - Coming to Florida

Sister Mary Katherine Palisin, Sisters of Notre Dame nun, hares how she came to Florida to serve in the field of education. She details the communities in Florida where she taught and the transition she made to become Pastoral Minister at St. James Cathedral in downtown Orlando in this excerpt from an oral history interview on March 18th, 2011.

http://orlandomemory.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/sksj.mp3




Sister Mary Katherine Palisin - Love of Country

Sister Mary Katherine Palisin, Sisters of Notre Dame nun, remembers how her parents had a "living love for this country," the United States of America, which they passed on to her and her siblings. In this excerpt from an oral history interview at St. James Cathedral on March 18th, 2011 she describes how their love for our country along with her experiences teaching in Washington, DC and diverse areas of the United States brought her to treasure America. As a teacher these are values she has tried to hand on to the children in her work in Catholic education. "We pray and we pledge.... We honor our God and we honor our country. All the ideals it stands for and all that we try to strive to do in our lives to make it the country we were meant to be."

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Sister Mary Katherine Palisin - The Future of St. James Cathedral

Director of Pastoral Ministry for St. James Cathedral, Sister Mary Katherine Palisin, Sisters of Notre Dame nun, reflects on the future of Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando in this excerpt from an oral history interview on March 18th, 2011.

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