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

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On Friday, January 19th, Sister Cabrini Ganz, a resident at Resurrection Life Center in Chicago, IL, celebrated her 103rd Birthday! She was Queen for the Day!  Click to find out her words of wisdom!
The lovely congruence of Ash Wednesday with Valentine’s Day led to thoughts of a Lenten symbol for all of us at The Watermark. By Sister Justine Nutz, SSND
Sister Marcianne Bzdon, SSND, chuckles as she fans a handful of Starbucks gift cards in front of her. Wealth is not something Catholic Sisters are known for, but the cards - gifts from students past and present - are currency here...