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

Watermark Sisters enjoyed a special May 9th afternoon Liturgy attended by Sisters and lay residents as we prayed and sang SSND hymns together.
For April Solidarity, Watermark sisters chose to help our Munich sisters who provide daily bag lunches for 50-60 poor men and women who come to the Motherhouse door at Noon Angelus time. Some are Turkish and Ukrainian refugees.
Solidarity Day 2023

The Sisters and Friends of Villa Assumpta and Rosary Community were recently blessed with an informative and emotional presentation about life in Ukraine, delivered by Alina Ternova and her daughters, Angelina (15) and Leeza (12).  

The family moved into the other house on our property...