About Us

We are teachers, administrators and counselors; we are librarians, lawyers and accountants. We are nurses, facilitators and therapists; we are ministers, volunteers and women of prayer. Regardless of where we come from or how we serve, we are all proud members of the Atlantic-Midwest Province.

Our Mission is to proclaim the good news as School Sisters of Notre Dame, directing our entire lives toward that oneness for which Jesus Christ was sent. As He was sent to show the Father’s love to the world, we are sent to make Christ visible by our very being, by sharing our love, faith, and hope.

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    Our Jubilarians

    Join us in celebrating our Jubilarian Sisters by sharing a story about a Jubilarian who has touched your life, or making a gift in their honor.

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    SSND History

    The congregation of the School Sisters of Notre Dame traces its beginnings to Bavaria (Germany) where, in 1833, Caroline Gerhardinger and two other young women began living a common religious life. Caroline, taking the religious name of Mary Theresa of Jesus, grounded the community in poverty and dedicated it to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Our Sisters

Stella Maris
Stella Maris residents and their families enjoyed an outdoor party recently, with ice cream sundaes, cookies, and a 70's disco theme.
Sister Catherine Gugerty, SSND, was invited to contribute a chapter to the just-published book, "The Outside Within." She submitted "Conch Shell Calling," including stories of people with little to no access to nature, and how her experience of being with those people in nature propelled her into a...

The School Sisters of Notre Dame Waterdown Community honored Blessed Theresa anew on May 9th, 2023. Her portrait, painted by Sr. Evelyn Volk, was centered on the front of the altar in the chapel.

Associates joined us for Eucharist and dinner. The dining room also had students and...