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An Easter and Passover Message From the Leader of the College’s Abrahamic Center

April 9, 2020

As we are into these sacred days of Easter and Passover, we live with deeper awareness of the suffering in the Exodus and the suffering of Christ also evident in so many today throughout the world – those in hospitals, prisons, nursing homes, refugees, those mourning the loss of loved ones.

Creation and our humanity, as gifts from God, delight us and also reveal suffering and pain.

We are all living in a new moment of awareness: connected to the global community, dependent on each other, and unsure of the next few days or even weeks.

This season is a portal to prayer, to the sacred, to the Holy. May the grace of these holy days and the challenges of sheltering in place enable us to respond with patience, hope and confidence that a good and provident God cares for each and every person and for all of us as a Notre Dame College community. Be well and be safe.

Easter and Passover hope,

Sr. Carol

Carol Ziegler, SND., Ph.D.
Notre Dame College


About the Notre Dame College Abrahamic Center

Notre Dame’s Abrahamic Center develops educational programs for the College and the Greater Cleveland community fostering mutual respect among all peoples, and celebrating religious, racial and cultural diversity. In doing so, the center honors Abraham’s status as:

  • Patriarch of the three great monotheistic traditions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam;
  • Paragon of hospitality and welcoming the “Other”; and
  • Prophet of social justice and peace.

The initiative is a direct outgrowth of the innovative work of Notre Dame’s Tolerance Resource Center, which has provided significant opportunities for research, outreach and education on the Holocaust, anti-bias issues and diversity for more than 13 years. Learn more abo​ut the College’s Abrahamic Center.


About Notre Dame College

For almost a century, Notre Dame College has educated a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College has grown strategically to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of students and the dramatic changes in higher education. But it has never lost sight of its emphasis on teaching students not only how to make a good living but also how to live a good life.

Today, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus a variety of master’s degrees, certification programs and continuing and professional development programs for adult learners on campus and online. Notre Dame College offers NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic programs for men and women and is located in a picturesque residential neighborhood just 25 minutes from the heart of Cleveland. Hallmarks of the Notre Dame experience include stimulating academics, personalized attention of dedicated faculty and staff, and small class sizes.

Notre Dame College is located at 4545 College Road in South Euclid. For further information contact Brian Johnston, chief communications officer, at 216.373.5252 or