Pandas Pray Rosary for Grace White

Notre Dame Academy invites all past, present and future Pandas to join them in praying the rosary for Grace White. Grace is the daughter of NDA alum Amy Cobble White ’94 and Covington Catholic alum Scott White ’93. Grace was recently diagnosed with DIPG, a very rare form of brain cancer and she is currently undergoing radiation and chemotherapy. 

As a school dedicated to Our Lady, the community of Notre Dame Academy believes in the power of praying the rosary. Each morning before school begins, former NDA art teacher, Sr. Mary Reina Arlinghaus SND makes her way to the chapel at NDA to lead students, faculty and staff in a decade of the rosary. During the month of December, they will pray each day with the intention of Grace White and her family. 

We ask all Notre Dame Academy students, faculty, staff, parents, alumnae and friends to join us in praying the rosary for Grace White and her family during this most difficult time in their lives. In an effort to support the White family, rosaries will be sold in NDA’s Bambootique or through the Alumnae Department for $5 each with all sales going 100% to Operation Grace White. 

As Catholics, we do not merely believe, we know, that the rosary is the most powerful recitation we can make when we desire a miracle or some other grace from God. Sister Lucia of Fatima told us that “There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot solve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary. With the Holy Rosary we will save ourselves. We will sanctify ourselves. We will console Our Lord and obtain the salvation of many souls.” 

For more information on how you can join the NDA community in support of the White family, contact NDA Alumnae Coordinator Emily Berling at 859.292.1852 or at